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2019 Summer Reading Program

2019 Summer Reading Program

June 7 - August 3, 2019

North Miami Public Library
835 NE 135 Street
North Miami, FL 33161

Get ready to blast off into a universe of stories! 

The 2019 Summer Reading Program begins Friday,June 7 and runs through Saturday, August 3.

The North Miami Public Library is the place for out-of-this-world learning and exploring all summer long!


All participants, ages 0 -18, will be eligible for a chance to win fabulous prizes by reading and reporting on the books read.

Parents of babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolage children will log the books they read to their children.

The rules are simple:

  1. Visit the NoMi Library and sign-up to read.
  2.  Pick-up your reading log.
  3. List the titles of the books you read until the log is completed.
  4. Submit your completed log to enter the drawing for a chance to win a grand prize.

***Only 1 reading log will be accepted per library visit.***

The deadline to log all books read fora chance to enter the annual raffle to win fantastic prizes is Saturday, August 3rd at 5:00 p.m.


Pad…Kindle Fire…virtual reality gaming headsets…gifts cards…books…and much more!

The selection and announcement of this year’s winners will be live streamed on the Library’s Facebook page, on Saturday, August 3 at 5:45 p.m. 

                                                                                                                                                                    ON-GOING PROGRAMSFOR CHILDREN:
Tuesday, June 11 - 10:00 a.m.
Betty Butterfly Book Reading

Lola Heasley is a Master Naturalist for the City of North Miami. She enjoys her role in promoting and protecting the environment, especially at North Miami’s Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park, a place she has called her “second home” for more than 20 years.

Tuesday, June 18 - 10:00 a.m.

Author and storyteller, Liliane Nerette Louis,will tell folktales from her native, Haiti. Guests will also learn how to make “beignet,” a delicatessen sold by street merchants at carnival time.

Tuesday, June 25 - 10:00 a.m.
African Folklore, Drum & Dance

Participants will dance and learn about percussion instruments. They will also learn life lessons from Aesop’s Fables, along with Adinkra symbols of the Ashanti and the Baoules people of Africa.

Tuesday, July 2 - 10:00 a.m.
Imagine That!

Pourquoi stories explain the origin of things in the universe. Learn exactly how the elephant got its trunk; why little crabs hide under rocks; why mosquitoes buzz in people’s ears and much more!

Tuesday, July 9 - 10:00 a.m.
Benny Bee Master Spelling Bee

Meet Benny Bee and his busy bee in a master bee spelling competition! He will also have prizes,games, mini-scavenger hunts and a dance-off.

Tuesday, July 16 - 10:00 a.m.
The Legend of Pink Elephant II

Hear the story of the only Pink elephant in the forest, as he takes a journey that changes his life. This story is for anyone who has ever been made to feel like they don’t fit in or who felt they had to change in order to belong.

Tuesday, July 23 - 10:00 a.m.
For Kids By Kids

Participants in this workshop will author their own book and illustrate the story guided by a visual artist. A collective storybook will be created by the students. The book will be kept at the Library as keepsake.

Tuesday, July 30 - 10:00 a.m.
Explore the Universe With Salty Sue the Pirate!

Storytelling and magic focused on the sun,the stars and the universe. There is also a treasure hunt and fabulous fun for all!


Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Discover the World! Explore the Universe!

Stories, songs, rhymes, and follow-up activities. Ages 4 and up.

Saturdays - 10:00 a.m.
Wags-N-Tales and Crafts Too!

Therapy Dogs visit the Library and would love for your child share a story with them! Readers will make a new furry friend and participate in follow-up crafts project.

Click here for Community Youth Sewing & Embroidery Class and Wellness Wednesdays.

The Summer Reading Program is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the North Miami Public Library!

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Get in Gear Community Monthly Bike Ride

Get in Gear Community Monthly Bike Ride

Rides take place on the second Saturday of the month

  • Saturday, June 8, 2019

MOCA Plaza, 770 NE 125 Street, North Miami

Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Departure: 8:30 a.m.
Start/End: MOCA Plaza
Length of the Ride: Round Trip approximately 10 miles

Commit yourself to a healthier lifestyle by participating in this 10 mile ride through North Miami! The ride is safe (where else do you get a police escort?), it’s easy (stops are made during the ride for water and restroom breaks) and it’s fun (bring your friends!).

Our mission is to encourage a healthier lifestyle through exercise and more nutritional diets.

Bring your own bike. Helmets are required for all participants ages 16 and under and encouraged for all participants.

 To watch Bike Safety Tips from Parks and Recreation.

For details on the Get in Gear Bike Ride, call the North Miami Office of the Mayor and Council at 305.895.9815 or 305.895.9818.

                              ACHIEVE Welllness Initiative                North Miami Police Department                Playful City 2013                Connecting Communities                         

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The North Miami Memory Project - A Historical Exhibit and Program Series

The Greater North Miami Historical Society, Florida International University Libraries, and the North Miami Public Library invite you to enjoy this interactive exhibit of framed photographs from the 1940s-1960s and oral histories of North Miamians from the StoryCorps project.

Learn what it was to live in the City of North Miami from the very early days to the 1980s.

On display at the:
North Miami Public Library
835 NE 132 Street
North Miami, FL 33161
Friday, April 5 - Friday, August 30, 2019

This exhibit will travel to the:
Glenn Hubert Library
Florida Intentional University, Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 NE 151 Street
North Miami, Fl 33181
September - December 2019

Opening Reception and Talk
"Boulevard of Dreams: Greater North Miami and Interama"
Lecture by local historian and author, Seth H. Bramson
Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The North Miami Memory Project was made possible by a generous grant from the Florida Humanities Council and is supported by the Friends of the North Miami Public Library

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2019 North Miami Independence Day Celebration by the Bay

2019 North Miami Independence Day Celebration by the Bay

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Gates opens at 6:00 p.m.

Florida International University
Biscayne Bay Campus
on the grounds of the Kovens Center
3000 NE 151 Street North Miami

FREE admission and parking

Enjoy a fun-filled evening with music, entertainment and spectacular fireworks over Biscayne Bay!  

Blankets, lawn chairs and bug spray are recommended. No personal fireworks, coolers or alcoholic beverages allowed.

The event will take place rain or shine. No personal fireworks, coolers, or alcoholic beverages allowed.


 For more information, call Parks and Recreation Department at 305.895.9840.



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