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Miami-Dade Public Libraries: Share your treasured library stories and memories

The Miami-Dade Public Library System has been a vital part of our county for over five decades. Reflecting on 50 years of serving the community, the county would love to hear and share your library stories.

“I have been going to the library for 27 years. The staff are always polite, helpful and all are very nice. When I pick up my books, I'm greeted with a smile. And the books on the cart that are for sale are great! I always buy a few for my grandsons. They are in good condition and well priced. Thank you to everyone at the library for everything you do.”

~ Patti, North Shore Branch Library patron

Do you have a library memory or experience you'd like to share? Share your story at

Share Your Memories about places important to our county

The Miami-Dade County Office of Historic Preservation is conducting a Historic Heritage Survey – a comprehensive review of historically important locations and buildings in our community built between 1941 and 1981. The last heritage survey conducted by Miami-Dade County was in 1980, covering structures built before 1940.

Residents are invited to share their memories of places that are significant to them, such as houses, churches, playgrounds, schools, stores and restaurants. You can learn more by attending an upcoming community meeting at one of the following locations:

For more information and to complete the Historic Heritage Survey, click here.

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Mary Lou Cruz

About Mary Lou Cruz

I worked at the South Florida Sun Sentinel for 21 years, as an Advertising Special Sections Writer; Editorial Systems Editor in Technology; and Editorial Assistant in the Newsroom. Before my newspaper career, I worked in the airline and travel industry and I have lived in Brazil, Puerto Rico and vacationed in more than 25 countries. Originally, I'm from Maryland. I moved to Florida in 1984 and raised my daughter in Miami. Email:

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