January 27, 2022

One More Off the List: Miami-Dade Library Near Aventura Saved from Closure, Mayor Announces

Our coverage from South Florida continues.

From the Miami Herald:

Miami-Dade County has taken one more public library off the list of facilities slated for closure.

The California Club branch, 850 Ives Dairy Rd., will remain open, Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Thursday evening, bringing down the total number of libraries to be shuttered to 13.

“My administration has been doing everything — and I mean everything — we can” to save more libraries, he said.

Gimenez made the announcement at a town-hall style budget meeting held in a packed Palmetto Bay Commission chambers.

“Libraries are the future of our kids,” read one of many homemade signs waved by residents at the meeting.

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