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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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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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July is Parks & Recreation Month!

The City of North Miami’s Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to enjoy a number of events throughout the month, showcasing the great programs and services that we have to offer.
4th of July Kick-Off Event
Independence Day Celebration by the Bay

Thursday, July 4
6:00 p.m.
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 NE 151 Street, North Miami, FL 33181
Enjoy a night of live music, family fun activities and spectacular fireworks show. Free admission and parking. Food available for purchase.

Bike Rodeo
Saturday, July 13
8:00 a.m.
MOCA Plaza
770 NE 125 Street, North Miami, FL 33161
Join us for a community bike ride with a twist. Grab your helmet and come learn about bicycle safety tips and inspections, bike skills and enjoy fun games.B.Y.O.B. – Bring Your Own Bike or scooter

Swim On
Saturday, July 13
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thomas Sasso Pool
1100 NW 125 Street, North Miami, FL 33168
Cool off from the NoMi sun and enjoy $100 off the pool entrance fee!

Full Moon Yoga and Meditation
Thursday, July 16
6:00 p.m.
North Bayshore William Lehman Park
12220 North Bayshore Drive, North Miami, FL 33181
Bring your own mat and enjoy yoga under the NoMi stars. Must complete waiver before start of class!

Game On
Saturday, July 20
4:00 p.m.
Griffing Park NE 123 Street & W Dixie Hwy., North Miami, FL 33161
Join us for various games and activities for all to play;kickball, whiffle ball, capture the flag, lawn games,water slide, basketball and more. The night will end with a movie in the park. Movie starts at 8:15 p.m.
Concessions for purchase.

Family Fun Fishing Contest
Saturday, July 27
8:00 a.m. Registration
North Bayshore William Lehman Park
12220 North Bayshore Drive, North Miami, FL 33181
Contest begins at 9:00 a.m., Awards begin at 12:15 p.m. Fun for the whole family. Bring your own poles & bucket for the fish. Light refreshments will be provided.
Concessions for purchase.

For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 305-895-9840.

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