The North Miami Public Library Resumes Saturday Service and Expands Hours of Operation
North Miami, FL – November 17, 2021
The City of North Miami is proud to announce an expansion of hours of operation at the North Miami Public Library. Beginning Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 the Library will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This expansion of hours marks a major step in the restoration of pre-pandemic Library services and programs. The new hours are a direct result of funding received from the ALA COVID Library Relief Fund. In July 2021, the Library received a $45,000 grant from the ALA COVID Library Relief Fund of which $25,000 were allocated to supplement the library’s book budget. By increasing this budget, the Library has been able to acquire this year’s Youth Media Award winning titles and new book releases for all ages. The “New Books” section of the library were replenished during the summer months and the start of the academic school year. The grant also provided funding to hire a part-time Librarian and a part-time Library Aide. These two positions will supplement staffing levels needed to expand the Library’s hours of operation.
The ALA COVID Library Relief Fund is generously supported by Acton Family Giving as part of its pandemic responsive grant-making. Initial seed funding was provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to bolster educational and cultural organizations who were impacted by COVID-19. For a complete list of grant recipients and project proposals, visit ALA’s COVID Library Relief Fund. To schedule an interview with North Miami Public Library Director Lucia Gonzalez, please email your request to Susset Cabrera at firstname.lastname@example.org.