At Pinecrest Branch Library, there are homeschooling groups where children and parents get to sit on rugs and cushions while working together. There's a genealogy group, creative writing sessions, a podiatrist teaching a 'Happy Feet' class and free summer lunches for children. And that's only on a Tuesday.
Courtesy of Community Advocates for Libraries in Miami
It's all part of the programming that advocates say Miamians will lose out on if Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez gets his way with next year's proposed budget. "The community is going to be cheated if the mayor continues to insist that a library is just a facility when it is so much more than that," Patricia Gormley, co-founder for Community Advocates for Libraries in Miami, tells Riptide.More »