libraries http://wlrn.org en Police, Libraries And Parks Among County Departments To See Cuts In 2015 http://wlrn.org/post/police-libraries-and-parks-among-county-departments-see-cuts-2015 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fewer police officers, higher public transportation fares and cuts to organizations that provide social services. That's what would happen under Miami-Dade's proposed budget for next year.</span></p><p>Mayor Carlos Gimenez unveiled the plans for the 2015 county budget on Tuesday.</p><p>The proposal attempts to close a $64 million budget gap without raising property taxes. To do so, hundreds of jobs will be eliminated across the county government.</p><p>The police will receive the biggest cut, with a projected loss of at least 300 jobs.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:15:00 +0000 Carla Javier 35252 at http://wlrn.org Police, Libraries And Parks Among County Departments To See Cuts In 2015 How Will Libraries Fare In Gimenez's Budget? http://wlrn.org/post/how-will-libraries-fare-gimenezs-budget <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos </span>Gimenez<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;"> is slated to reveal his proposal for next year’s budget tomorrow and lots of eyes are on how much he will allocate for county libraries.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:16:29 +0000 Wilson Sayre 35152 at http://wlrn.org How Will Libraries Fare In Gimenez's Budget? Miami-Dade Library Funding Is In Jeopardy http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-library-funding-jeopardy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last summer, the budget for Miami-Dade County libraries was in jeopardy until </span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/what-does-future-hold-miami-dade-libraries" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">the county commission decided at last minute to tap into a reserve fund.</a></p><p>This year, funding for the libraries is in danger again.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:46:12 +0000 Carla Javier 34496 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Library Funding Is In Jeopardy How Important Is The Public Library In Your Life? http://wlrn.org/post/how-important-public-library-your-life <p></p><p>How important is the public library in your life?<em> &nbsp;<strong>Leave your comments below and please share this post: <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/publiclibrary">http://wlrn.org/post/publiclibrary</a> </strong></em></p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 34179 at http://wlrn.org How Important Is The Public Library In Your Life? Miami-Dade Proposes Moving Libraries Into Public Parks http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-proposes-moving-libraries-public-parks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami-Dade officials are having meetings across the county to discuss a proposal to move some libraries into public parks.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Small branch libraries lease space from private entities. If the proposal passes, some of those libraries would be closed and reopened in existing park facilities. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voters will decide on the proposal in a referendum on November’s ballot.</span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:21:26 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 34269 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Proposes Moving Libraries Into Public Parks Take A Virtual Tour Of Broward County's Main Library http://wlrn.org/post/take-virtual-tour-broward-countys-main-library <p>With its asymmetrical exterior shape, dark, contrasting windows and floating staircases; the Broward County Main Library in Fort Lauderdale separates itself from surrounding buildings.</p><p>The library was recently awarded landmark status by the county despite being currently under several remodeling and construction projects.</p><p>To see what's so cool about the the 29-year-old, eight-story building, click through the photos above to take a virtual tour.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:44:58 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 27441 at http://wlrn.org Take A Virtual Tour Of Broward County's Main Library Literary Youth: Collection Highlights The Work Of Teenage Writers http://wlrn.org/post/literary-youth-collection-highlights-work-teenage-writers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dylan Etienne was in Publix with his mom when a random woman came up and asked if he likes to write. "</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yeahhhh</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">," he said, in a tone that indicated he really, really does. You gotta listen to the audio to hear him in his own words.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The woman in the store handed him a flyer for the <a href="http://www.mdpls.org/">Miami-Dade Public Library</a>'s young adult writers-in-residence program.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:27:03 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman 25004 at http://wlrn.org Literary Youth: Collection Highlights The Work Of Teenage Writers Book Sale To Benefit Miami-Dade Libraries Starts Wednesday http://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://wlrn.org Book Sale To Benefit Miami-Dade Libraries Starts Wednesday Watchdog Report: Dade County Budget Hardball http://wlrn.org/post/watchdog-report-dade-county-budget-hardball <p></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 20744 at http://wlrn.org Watchdog Report: Dade County Budget Hardball Miami-Dade School District May Ease Impact Of Library Closings http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-school-district-may-ease-impact-library-closings <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">Hoping to soften the blow of expected library closings due to county budget cuts, the Miami-Dade School Board may open some of the district’s facilities after hours to fill at least part of the coming void.</span></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:34:30 +0000 David Smiley 18729 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade School District May Ease Impact Of Library Closings Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Saves Three Ambulances Slated For Elimination http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-fire-rescue-saves-three-ambulances-slated-elimination <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos </span>Gimenez<span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">, who on Tuesday will hold the first in a series of town hall meetings about next year’s budget, says three county fire-rescue ambulances that were slated to be eliminated for cost savings have been saved.</span></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:47:27 +0000 Charles Rabin 18573 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Saves Three Ambulances Slated For Elimination Can This Social Media Campaign Save More Miami-Dade Public Libraries? http://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://wlrn.org Can This Social Media Campaign Save More Miami-Dade Public Libraries? Six Of 22 Miami-Dade Libraries Could Be Saved From Chopping Block http://wlrn.org/post/six-22-miami-dade-libraries-could-be-saved-chopping-block <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">An updated plan for cuts to the Miami-Dade County budget would keep open six of 22 public libraries initially slated for closure.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The tentative change would save the Culmer, Lakes of the Meadows, Lemon City, Little River, Opa-locka and Shenandoah branch libraries, bringing the total number of library closures to 16.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:02:45 +0000 Patricia Mazzei 18305 at http://wlrn.org Six Of 22 Miami-Dade Libraries Could Be Saved From Chopping Block Here's A Look At The Libraries That Miami-Dade County Could Close http://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://wlrn.org Here's A Look At The Libraries That Miami-Dade County Could Close Why Libraries Are More Important Than Your Hard Drive http://wlrn.org/post/why-libraries-are-more-important-your-hard-drive <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">What happens when you delete or block a web page?</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal; ">It gets deleted. Or blocked.</span></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:44:04 +0000 Daniel Rivero 17566 at http://wlrn.org Why Libraries Are More Important Than Your Hard Drive