Beat the Heat at Miami-Dade County Public Libraries in Miami Beach

As temperatures continue to set record highs this summer, the City of Miami Beach invites residents and visitors to stop by any of the three air-conditioned library branches in Miami Beach for a complimentary bottle of Proud Source Water every day the National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Warning for Miami-Dade County.

Residents and visitors can enjoy these cooling sites and one aluminum, reusable bottle of Proud Source courtesy of PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA), which recently entered a 10-year plastic-free pouring rights contract with the city.

“These unprecedented temperatures that we’ve been experiencing can result in illness or death, particularly in our most vulnerable populations,” explained Miami Beach Commissioner Alex Fernandez. “We want to thank PBNA and Proud Source as well as the Miami-Dade Public Library System for helping our many residents and visitors stay cool with this thoughtful gesture.”

Medical experts advise people to stay hydrated on hot days by drinking water and avoiding caffeine and alcohol while spending time in air-conditioned spaces and avoiding direct exposure to the sun when possible. They also suggest people limit physical activity and take breaks in the shade while scheduling outdoor activities in the morning or evening hours. Infants, children and pets should never be left in parked vehicles.

Participating Miami-Dade Public Library System locations include:

  • North Shore Branch Library | 7501 Collins Ave.; Telephone: 305.864.5392
  • Miami Beach Regional Library | 227 22 Street; Telephone: 305.535.4219
  • South Shore Branch Library | 131 Alton Road; Telephone: 305.535.4223