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Community Leaders Breakfast October 17

Start your day with us in an informal gathering to share breakfast and the opportunity to chat with Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail and Superintendent Charlie Smialek on Tuesday, October 17 at 8:30 AM. Learn more about what is happening in the city and schools and what is to come. Bring your questions to ask as well. This event is free to the public and proudly sponsored by the Euclid Chamber of Commerce. Please call the library at (216) 261-5300 ext.0 to register for this event. 

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Friends Library Host Fall Book Sale Oct. 27-29

Book lovers and bargain hunters alike are in for a treat when the Friends of the Euclid Public Library host their annual Fall Book Sale, Friday, October 27, through Sunday, October 29, at the Euclid Public Library, 631 E. 222nd Street.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Celebrate Indie Author Day October 14

Saturday, October 14 is Indie Author Day, a day to celebrate the talents and efforts of independent authors. Whether you are an author yourself or would like to learn about the creative expression of others, you are welcome to today’s programs. First, we are joined by Yolanda Tonette Sanders, CEO of the Columbus-based company that provides literary and publishing services. She will talk to us about publishing and marketing independent works. Following her presentation, EPL will host an Open House for local authors to showcase and sell their books. If you are a local author and would like to reserve a spot to sell your books, please call (216) 261-5300 ext. 0 to register. 

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month September 1-30

This month, the Euclid Public Library is again teaming up with eight other local library systems to encourage every child under 18, to sign up for a free library card or get rid of fines that may stop them from checking out their favorite items. The initiative, called A Card for Every Kid, will take place September 1-30 to coincide with National Library Card Sign-Up Month. It is a cooperative effort among the Cuyahoga County library systems to raise awareness of the importance of library card ownership for children and teens. The initiative also seeks to gain a better understanding of the barriers that keep some children and teens from owning a library card.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Cleveland Reggae Legend and Author David Smeltz Comes to EPL

Cleveland reggae legend David Smeltz joins EPL for a performance on Saturday, September 9 at 2:00 PM for a special Meet the Author event. Smeltz will talk about his life as co-founder of the 1970s-80s group, I-Tal, and as a recovered addict and current executive director of Clean House, Inc. David was riding high with his band in the 1980s when things turned drastically in the 1990s. He found himself homeless and strung out until 2001 when he turned his life around. His book, Clean: From Reggae to Recovery, discusses his experiences, and copies will be available for sale at the performance with all proceeds benefitting Clean House, Inc. Hear David’s dramatic story at this special free event!

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Friends of EPL Hosts Ideastream’s Rick Jackson

Join the Friends of the Library for their annual meeting with special guest speaker, award-winning journalist and Ideastream Program Host, Rick Jackson on Thursday, September 14 at 7 PM. This evening, Jackson will talk about his career in radio and television, how technology has impacted the media, and how he imagines radio and television will evolve in the future. Enjoy a fascinating evening with one of Northeast Ohio’s most compelling reporters while supporting the Friends!

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Parents, Children & Euclid Public Library Working Together

With your support, we have transformed the afterschool environment at the Euclid Public Library. In just a few short months, program attendance has increased by 57%, book checkouts for children and teens increased by approximately 17%, and disruptive behavior has declined. As we prepare for the start of the 2017-2018 school year, we want to remind you of our Adult Chaperone Required Guidelines.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

JUST ANNOUNCED! An Evening with Rick Jackson

Join the Friends of the Library for their annual meeting with special guest speaker, award-winning journalist and Ideastream Program Host, Rick Jackson on Thursday, September 14 at 7 PM. This evening, Jackson will talk about his career in radio and television, how technology has impacted the media, and how he imagines radio and television will evolve in the future. Enjoy a fascinating evening with one of Northeast Ohio’s most compelling reporters while supporting the Friends!

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

Ice Cream Social with Superintendent Dr. Charlie Smialek

Stay cool and connected with the Euclid City Schools by joining us for the library’s quarterly Fireside Chat/Ice Cream Social. Join EPL on Tuesday, August 15 at 6:00 PM as we welcome Superintendent Dr. Charlie Smialek, for a conversation about what's going on in the district on the eve of the 2017-2018 school year. For more information, please call (216) 261-5300.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

National Library Card Sign-Up Month Returns September 1-30

This September, the Euclid Public Library is again teaming up with eight other local library systems to encourage every child under 18, to sign up for a free library card or get rid of fines that may stop them from checking out their favorite items. The initiative, called A Card for Every Kid, will take place September 1-30 to coincide with National Library Card Sign-Up Month. It is a cooperative effort among the Cuyahoga County library systems to raise awareness of the importance of library card ownership for children and teens. The initiative also seeks to gain a better understanding of the barriers that keep some children and teens from owning a library card.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

Ice Cream Social with Mayor Holzheimer Gail

Stay cool and connected with the City of Euclid by joining us for the library’s quarterly Fireside Chat/Ice Cream Social. Join Euclid Public Library as we welcome Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail for a conversation about the City of Euclid and upcoming events on Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 PM. For more information, please call (216) 261-5300.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

July Programs at the Euclid Public Library

Build a Better Wednesday
WEDNESDAYS JULY 5, 12, 19
2:30 PM / Shore Room
Come to the library and make your Wednesday a little brighter! Each week EPL will have a different, fun activity for children to get their minds moving and STEAM skills booming. No registration required but space is limited. Children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Support the Euclid Public Library Foundation

The Euclid Public Library Foundation continues to partner with AmazonSmile to help you support Euclid Public Library every time you shop, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile. amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you must select the “Euclid Public Library Foundation” before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then with every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Library. You’ll find the same low prices with the bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Foundation. Do you want to donate directly to the Foundation? Just visit euclidpubliclibraryfoundation.org and click “Donate!” Thank you for your support.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Parking Lot Resurfacing Updates

In alignment with the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, last month the Euclid Public Library Board of Trustees approved a proposal to resurface the public drive-thru book drop and to minimize the access stripes in the public parking lot to allow for additional parking for disabled patrons.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Build A Better World Summer Reading Program June 5 – July 22

This summer, join Euclid Public Library as we Build A Better World with this year’s Summer Reading Program! Transform your world through programming geared to build bridges in our community, while fostering a love for reading and prevent summer slide. Summer Reading is for the entire family, and everyone has a chance to win prizes! Stop by today to register!

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Euclid Public Library Receives Library Services and Technology Act Grant

Last month, Euclid Public Library was awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant by the State Library of Ohio. Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio, EPL will implement a Building STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) program series for children this summer and upcoming school year.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Euclid Public Library Community Survey Results

In 2016, the Euclid Public Library surveyed 1000+ patrons about the library and how we can better serve you and received an impressive forty percent response rate. The questionnaire had a wide-range of questions, including overall satisfaction ratings of library services and offerings, safety, technology, customer service, communication and outreach, facilities, and more.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Summer Reading Program Returns June 5!

This summer, join Euclid Public Library as we Build A Better World with this year’s Summer Reading Program! Transform your world through programming geared to build bridges in our community, while fostering a love for reading and prevent summer reading loss. Summer Reading is for the entire family, and everyone has a chance to win prizes!

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Update on Library Funding

As we work to achieve our goals, we are fully aware of our upcoming financial challenges proposed by the state budget. In March, Director Armstrong traveled to Columbus with hundreds of other library directors and supporters to urge our local legislators to protect the Public Library Fund (PLF), which currently stands at 1.7%. If our legislators return state funding to Ohio’s public libraries back to 1.66%, collectively libraries stand to lose more than $7.7 million dollars. Public libraries have been providing lifelong learning opportunities to our 8.7 million library card holders for years. Please help us by contacting your local legislator and urge them to Protect the PLF. To learn more about the PLF and how you can support local public libraries, please visit libraryfunding.olc.org

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

EPL Librarian Receives Janice Smuda Children’s Librarianship Award

Euclid Librarian Kristen Zajac will receive the Janice Smuda Children’s Librarianship Award from Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science (iSchool) this month. This award is presented to an iSchool graduate who, as a student, demonstrated creativity, leadership, and dedication to children’s librarianship through outstanding academic achievement. Zajac holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in Theater with a specialization in Youth Theater and Puppetry from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Library and Information Science (2016) from Kent State. A native of Wickliffe, Zajac is currently a Youth Services Librarian at EPL and hopes to inspire young children to pursue their curiosities and passions through the many resources that are available to them.
 
The award will be presented at a ceremony at Kent State University on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
 
The School of Library and Information Science (iSchool) at Kent State University offers a Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) and Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM), with concentrations in health informatics, knowledge management, and user experience design. In addition, the iSchool participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in the College of Communication and Information. With more than 700 students enrolled, the iSchool has the largest graduate program at Kent State. Its M.L.I.S. is the only American Library Association-accredited master’s program in Ohio and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report among the nation’s top 20 LIS programs. For more information, visit www.kent.edu/slis.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

"Rosa Parks" Comes to EPL

On Wednesday, February 15, the Friends of the Library hosted Dessert with Rosa Parks in the Lake & Shore Rooms. This special re-enactment featured the "First Lady of the Civil Rights," portrayed by Sherri Tolliver of Women in History and was attended by more than 50 guests. Thank you for supporting the Friends!

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

eMedia @ EPL

Did you know there’s a whole collection of digital titles that you can access from home or on the road? Books, videos, music, and audiobooks are available 24/7, FREE, with your library card. Since titles return automatically, you’ll never have to pay overdue fees. Start at our website, www.euclidlibrary.org to find links to all our digital collections. New to digital content? Stop by the information desk to get started. 

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

Lunch with Ruth Etting

The Friends of the Library invite you to enjoy lunch with “America’s Sweetheart of Song,” Ruth Etting on Friday, March 10 at Noon.

Rising to fame in the 1920s and 1930, Ruth worked in radio, stage, and film, and her dramatic life was the basis for the 1955 film, “Love Me or Leave Me.” Meet “Ruth” courtesy of Women in History and support the Friends! Tickets are available now at the library for $12/members and $15/non-members. Call (216) 261-5300 for more information.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

Update on Library Funding

We are very appreciative here at the Euclid Public Library for the support we receive from our patrons through state funding, local property taxes, and generous donations from the Euclid Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Euclid Public Library support groups. We would not be able to serve you at the current level without your support.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 12:20 PM, 01.13.2017