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Posted on: November 17, 2021

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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


Media Contact:

Susset Cabrera, Communications Manager
305 895 9888, Ext. 12151

About the City of North Miami

North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay which surrounds the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. North Miami is home to a diverse demographic of residents. With more than 64,000 residents, North Miami is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County. We are home to the Oleta River State Park; the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System and the nationally accredited Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA North Miami).

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