For Immediate Release
May 12, 2014
Contact: Nicole Lesson
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 email@example.com or (305) 698-9308.