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TOWN OF MIAMI LAKES NEWS
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243px-All-America City Logohe Town of Miami Lakes announces its new E-Reader Lending Program with a kickoff and workshop at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 27 at the Miami Lakes Branch Library, 6699 Windmill Gate Road. This new program, initiated by Vice Mayor Manny Cid, provides an opportunity for Miami Lakes residents to check-out electronic e-readers for a three-week period at no cost.
For Immediate Release
May 12, 2014
Contact: Nicole Lesson
Tel: 305-364-6100
 
New E-Reader Lending Program Kickoff and Workshop on May 27
 
Miami Lakes, FL - The Town of Miami Lakes announces its new E-Reader Lending Program with a kickoff and workshop at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 27 at the Miami Lakes Branch Library, 6699 Windmill Gate Road.

This new program, initiated by Vice Mayor Manny Cid, provides an opportunity for Miami Lakes residents to check-out electronic e-readers for a three-week period at no cost.  Using the e-readers, residents will be able to download free ebooks from the Miami-Dade Public Library System’s website using their library card as well as download ebooks using other free websites. 

The free E-Reader Workshop, provided by the Miami-Dade Public Library System, will offer step-by-step information on how to use an e-reader and how to download ebooks from the library’s website.  This workshop is open to everyone of all ages and those with or without their own e-readers. 

If you have ever thought about purchasing an e-reader for yourself or as a gift or if you are curious about how to use an e-reader, this workshop is for you. Miami Lakes residents attending the workshop that night will be able to check-out the Town of Miami Lakes e-readers for the first time and learn more about the Program. 

"San Antonio recently opened the nation's first all-digital library and Miami Lakes is ready to follow in their footsteps. It's exciting to offer this innovative service to our residents while being able to partner with the Miami-Dade Public Library system," Vice Mayor Manny Cid said. "A recent Pew Research Center poll revealed that 23 percent of folks aged 16 and older read e-books. This is a trend that should not be ignored but embraced by policy makers and libraries."

After the May 27 kick-off, Miami Lakes residents will be able to check-out e-readers from Town Hall, 6601 Main Street, on an ongoing basis using a valid identification.  For more information on the Town of Miami Lakes E-Reader Lending Program, contact Katya Lysak, Leisure Services Manager, at lysakk@miamilakes-fl.gov or (305) 698-9308.