public libraries http://blog.wlrn.org en Book Sale To Benefit Miami-Dade Libraries Starts Wednesday http://blog.wlrn.org/post/book-sale-benefit-miami-dade-libraries-starts-wednesday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library will host a book sale Dec. 11 through Dec. 14 at the <a href="http://www.mdpls.org/info/locations/mn.asp" target="_blank">Main Library</a> branch at&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Garamond, 'Hoefler Text', 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; text-align: center;">101 West Flagler St</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Thousands of donated books, CDs and DVDs will be for sale. Guests are invited to "go green" and bring reusable bags to carry their books.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:18:02 +0000 Julia Duba 24893 at http://blog.wlrn.org Book Sale To Benefit Miami-Dade Libraries Starts Wednesday WLRN's Most Popular Stories For Nov. 25-29 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrns-most-popular-stories-nov-25-29 <p>Our holiday spirit showed last week, when we ran stories of name-your-price puppies at the shelter, the allure of Miami's old Jewish delis and speculations about the future of our local book industry. But here's what you liked best:</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:39:42 +0000 Maria Murriel 24492 at http://blog.wlrn.org WLRN's Most Popular Stories For Nov. 25-29 Who's Saving Miami-Dade Libraries? These Guys http://blog.wlrn.org/post/whos-saving-miami-dade-libraries-these-guys <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A special task force charged with figuring out how to fund and run Miami-Dade County’s libraries officially started work Oct. 30.</span></p><p>Even though a grassroots campaign to save county libraries from massive funding cuts prevailed this September, county commissioners exhausted their reserve fund in the process.</p><p>That means the county’s library budget faces a projected $21-million short fall next year.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:05:01 +0000 Arianna Prothero 22918 at http://blog.wlrn.org Who's Saving Miami-Dade Libraries? These Guys Is Florida Back To Work Yet? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-back-work-yet <p></p><p>Touting his job-creation record, Governor Rick Scott says it’s time to cut taxes. But with questions about both the state's unemployment rate and education spending being lower than before the Great Recession, Democrats say the Governor’s priorities are off.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 20538 at http://blog.wlrn.org Is Florida Back To Work Yet? What Does The Future Hold For Miami-Dade Libraries? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-does-future-hold-miami-dade-libraries <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The libraries in Miami-Dade County have had a roller-coaster ride this summer. In July, the county decided to not raise taxes even at the expense of closing down 22 libraries. Over time, the number of libraries slated for closure grew smaller until it arrived at zero, but the system still faced cuts to staffing and hours of operation</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre-wrap;">. </span></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 20452 at http://blog.wlrn.org What Does The Future Hold For Miami-Dade Libraries? Can This Social Media Campaign Save More Miami-Dade Public Libraries? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/can-social-media-campaign-save-more-miami-dade-public-libraries <p><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/why-closing-half-miami-dades-libraries-dumb" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Just over two weeks ago, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, along with a majority of county commissioners, tentatively agreed to a proposed budget that would slash major public services</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Arielle Castillo 18335 at http://blog.wlrn.org Can This Social Media Campaign Save More Miami-Dade Public Libraries? Here's A Look At The Libraries That Miami-Dade County Could Close http://blog.wlrn.org/post/heres-look-libraries-miami-dade-county-could-close <p></p><p>Sorry, bookworms.</p><p>In the minutes of last Tuesday’s meeting of the Miami-Dade Commission, it reads, “In libraries, these adjustments will result in the reduction of hours of service and closure of 10 storefronts and up to 12 other libraries.” Meaning, to avoid increases in property taxes, the commission proposes to eliminate 22 of its 49 public library branches.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:40:47 +0000 Gabriella Watts 17788 at http://blog.wlrn.org Here's A Look At The Libraries That Miami-Dade County Could Close