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.
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!
Open Mic Poetry Night
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.
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.
Due to scheduling conflicts, EPL has rescheduled the Wednesday, July 12 Author Visit with Terry Pluto for Thursday, September 21, 2017. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
The Path to Wellness Workshop Series
Tuesday, June 27
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.
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!
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.
Color Yourself Creative
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.
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!
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
Resumes That Get Results
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.
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!
Improving Interview Skills
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.
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.
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.
Prepare for the upcoming travel season and apply for your passport at the Euclid Public Library.
Joe “The Coupon Guy”
Friday, January 27 at 7:00 PM the Euclid Public Library Foundation invites you to a Beer Tasting and Talk with John Staunton of Merchant Du Vin, at the Euclid Public Library.
This past September, the Euclid Public Library Foundation Board of Trustees launched its annual fundraising campaign to garner continued support for the library’s programs and services. With this effort, we aim to raise $80,000 to help replace local and state funding and to provide funding for future projects.
The Friends of the Euclid Public Library would like to thank the more than two dozen participants who joined us on Saturday, November 12 for the 2016 Annual Cookie Baking Contest at EPL! The contest's first place winners of the four various cookie flavor categories received a $50 prize and second place winners won the $25 prize. All recipes are available online at www.euclidlibrary.org.
EPL is proud to partner with the Foundation Center to bring you Foundation Directory Online. This is the most comprehensive resource available for online funding research. The database includes over 100,000 private, community, operating and company-sponsored foundations in the US. Detailed grant information including recipients, descriptions, and types of support can help you determine which funders are most likely to support the work of your non-profit or organization. Along with related databases, Foundation Maps and Grants to Individuals, these resources are invaluable to those in need of funding. The databases are accessible only from inside our building so plan your visit today.
Love to bake? The Friends of the Euclid Public Library is hosting its annual Cookie Contest on Saturday, November 12. Participants could win a first or second place prize of $50 or $25 and, of course, bragging rights. All Euclid bakers are invited to submit an entry in this year’s annual Cookie Contest. Entry forms are available online at www.euclidlibrary.org or at the library.
Join the Euclid Public Library, the Euclid Chamber of Commerce, and the Cuyahoga Small Business Development Center at the Urban League of Greater Cleveland on Wednesday, November 16 at 6 PM in the Lake Room as they present an interactive workshop that introduces participants to the resources to start their business in Ohio. Learn about the different ways you can structure your business, tax requirements, funding requirements, fundamentals needed for your business plan and more. Each participant will leave with a “Starting Your Business in Ohio” kit. Please call 261-5300 ext. 0 to register for this event, as seating is limited.
Prepare for the upcoming travel season and apply for your U.S. Passport beginning Tuesday, November 1 at the Euclid Public Library. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports Monday – Thursday from 10 AM – 8 PM, Friday from 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday from 9 AM – 4 PM, and Sunday from 1 PM – 4 PM (October – May only) at the library. Individual processing is based on a first-come, first serve basis. All travelers, especially families of four or more, are encouraged to call (216) 261-5300 ext. 550 prior to coming to the library.
Euclid Public Library Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
Join the Friends of the Library on Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 PM at their annual event with The Plain Dealer Metro columnist, Phillip Morris, where the theme for the night is, “Newspapers: Past, Present, and Future.” Morris, a Euclid resident, has written for The Plain Dealer since 2007. Several of his topics include politics, city issues, and conversations with people out and about. Enjoy an entertaining evening while supporting the Friends! Please call the library at (216) 261-5300 to register for this event!
College Now announced in August that it was awarded a new 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. The award, $200,000 per year for three years (total of $600,000) is passed through the U.S. Department of Education to the Ohio Department of Education, then on to College Now and will allow the organization to expand the impACT the 216 after school programming to the Euclid community through a partnership with the Euclid Public Library.
This September, the Euclid Public Library is 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 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 roadblocks that keep some children and teens from owning a library card.