Vision Statement

Youth Services Department of the Brockway Memorial Library

Children and young adults, along with their families, will experience a sense of joy and wonder by exploring the world through their library.  


Mission Statement

Youth Services Department of the Brockway Memorial Library

Brockway Memorial Library's Youth Services Department provides for the educational, recreational, and informational needs of the youth of the Miami Shores Community.  This is accomplished through collection development and programming geared toward children and youth from birth through high school, respectively.  The goal of the BML Youth Services Department is to foster an inviting environment that promotes literacy for youngsters and their caregivers.  We strive to nurture and empower all youth by inspiring a love of reading, sparking curiosity and joy of discovery, and by providing access to information, knowledge, and diverse ideas.


Youth Programs have been temporarily suspended or moved to a virtual platform. Please check the event calendar or the monthly newsletter for program information.

Special events are announced on a monthly basis and may supersede our regularly scheduled programs. Please check our monthly calendar of events.

Most Mondays from 3:10 – 5:10 PM; Ages 4+; Please sign up for a 20 minute segment to read to Gracie. Library membership and registration required.

Tuesdays at 10:30 AM. Simple stories and activities for ages 2+. Learning is fun with songs, read-aloud, finger plays and more. Library membership required.

Third Saturday of every month, 10:00 - 11:00 AM Children ages 4-7, along with their parents and caregivers, are invited to listen to a story and do a craft. No registration required, just come in and have a lovely library experience with your child!

Held the first Wednesday of every month at 4:00 PM. No registration required.

Meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. For ages 7 - 10; Children will read and discuss great stories and develop an appreciation of books and reading - with a snack! Library membership and registration required. Space and copies are limited - Register with Ms. Holsing at 305-758-8107.

This mobile outreach program is open to Library members in grades K-5. Kids experience hands-on fun science! Space is limited. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 3:45 PM. Must register. Library membership and registration required.