Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Speak out! Time to support and preserve our library system: Focus groups to focus on what Miami-Dade library patrons want - Miami-Dade -

Focus groups to focus on what Miami-Dade library patrons want - Miami-Dade -

Do you want to see Miami-Dade County have a vibrant library system? If so, then consider this is a call for your participation to assist in providing the answer to the question: What do people who use Miami-Dade County public libraries want? You can bet that the answer will be based primarily upon those who take the time to show up and speak. This is the time for some positive input. Attendees have the opportunity to show up and speak on either how they use the libraries or what you would like to see from your library system. I will keep everyone advised as to other ways to communicate your concerns on the library system, but these focus group meetings are the current best opportunity to voice your opinions and support.

The Miami Herald reports that a government paid will try to answer the question "What do people who use Miami-Dade County public libraries want?" this week by holding focus groups at two of the library system’s busiest branches. Neither of the focus groups will be held in south Miami-Dade County.

There is not much time to get prepared.  The first focus group is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the West Dade Regional Library, 9445 SW 24th St. 

The second is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183rd St., Miami Gardens.

The groups will be open to the public to participate and observe. The county is hoping regular library patrons in particular will take part.

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Speak now or forever hold your peace.


  1. I pay attn to library issues and this is the FIRST I'm hearing of these mtgs. THANKS, Gene. Makes me wonder if they really want input, though.... May I suggest that everyone check out Friends of the Library, too, whose donations help fund our great system?

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