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"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

EPL Foundation Annual Campaign Aims to Protect & Expand Library Offerings

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 6:37 PM, 12.04.2016

Annual Cookie Baking Contest

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 6:37 PM, 12.04.2016

EPL Now Offers Foundation Directory Online

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 6:37 PM, 12.04.2016

Annual Cookie Baking Contest

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 6:53 PM, 11.07.2016

Starting Your Business in Ohio

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 6:53 PM, 11.07.2016

Passport Services at EPL Begins November 1

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 6:53 PM, 11.07.2016

EPL Foundation Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 6:53 PM, 11.07.2016

An Evening with Phillip Morris

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!

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 5:18 PM, 09.09.2016

College Now Comes to EPL This Fall

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 5:18 PM, 09.09.2016

Celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 5:18 PM, 09.09.2016

Euclid Public Library Welcomes All Patrons

Occasionally, the Euclid Public Library receives comments from patrons inquiring about the influx of students in the building during the afternoon. Though this trend seems unique to Euclid, in reality, the American Library Association reports approximately 14 million middle and high school students are on their own after school throughout the country. As dedicated public facilities that outnumber McDonalds in the country, public libraries inherit the responsibility of creating a safe, cool (or warm in the winter months), space where children and adults alike are welcome to meet and develop social and educational skills necessary to succeed.

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 5:18 PM, 09.09.2016

Fall Fireside Chat Series at the Library

A much-loved tradition continues at the library this fall. Stay connected with the City of Euclid and the Euclid City Schools by joining us for the library’s quarterly Fireside Chats Series.

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 5:18 PM, 09.09.2016

Euclid Public Library Trustee Benjamin Chinni Receives Ohio Library Council Trustee Award of Achievement

The Ohio Library Council, the statewide professional association which represents the interests of Ohio’s public libraries, will honor long-time Euclid Public Library Board Trustee Mr. Benjamin Chinni with the 2016 Trustee Award of Achievement at this year’s OLC Awards and Honors Luncheon on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at the Kalahari Resort. Mr. Chinni will be honored for his more than 21 years of service and commitment to the Euclid Public Library.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

Public Libraries in Cuyahoga County Raise Dialogue About Social Change

As communities grapple with the social implications of the shootings in Orlando, Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas in the past month, libraries across the United States are stepping up to offer resources and support. Issues of race, prejudice, inequity, and violence are challenging topics, but they must be addressed in open, safe and productive conversations if we wish to move forward as a nation. As President Obama stated in his July 12 speech in Dallas, “…if we cannot even talk about these things, if we cannot talk honestly and openly, not just in the comfort of our own circles, but with those who look different than us or bring a different perspective, then we will never break this dangerous cycle.”

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

Celebrate National Library Card Sign Up Month

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

Conviction Expungements Program Returns to EPL

Are you looking for a fresh start? Is your record holding you back? Join presenters from the Cuyahoga County Courts, County Prosecutor’s Office, Cleveland Bar Association and the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland on Saturday, August 6 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Euclid Public Library for more information about Conviction Expungements. For more information, please call (216) 261-5300. 

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 12:28 PM, 07.10.2016

EPL Welcomes New Trustee Carmen Epps

On Tuesday, June 21, the Euclid Public Library Board of Trustees swore in its newest member, Carmen Epps. Carmen is no stranger to the Euclid Public Library, as she served as the EPL Foundation Treasurer until her appointment to the Board. Epps is currently a Compliance and Project Manager at the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and acts as the Vice President of the Euclid Hunger Center Board of Trustees. Epps has an extensive knowledge of federal, state and local compliance regulations, and banking and insurance industry expertise and experience. When asked why she chose to serve on the Board of Trustees, Epps said, “I have a passion and commitment to the Euclid community and the Euclid Public Library.”

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 12:28 PM, 07.10.2016

Euclid Public Library Welcomes Author Alan Dutka

Join Euclid Public Library for another Meet the Author visit on Thursday, August 4 at 7:00 PM with native Clevelander Alan Dutka. Extreme wealth could buy a mansion on Millionaires’ Row but not immunity from scandals, murder, fraud and affairs. Join Dutka as he recounts fascinating and tragic stories of those who once lived in the mansions along Euclid Avenue. Copies of Misfortune on Cleveland’s Millionaires’ Row will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 12:28 PM, 07.10.2016

Summer Reading Continues!

Summer Reading at the Euclid Police Mini Station begins Monday, June 20 through Friday, July 29. Children ages 10 – 13 are invited to join us as we race through an exciting summer of reading and activity! This is a cooperative program between the Euclid Public Library and the Euclid Police. For more information, please contact Audrey Cobb at the Mini Station by calling (216) 481-5486.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 12:28 PM, 07.10.2016

Euclid Public Library Outreach Services

Did you know the Euclid Public Library offers free monthly delivery and pickup of library materials for Euclid patrons who are unable to leave their homes? EPL Outreach Services are free and available to residents of any age or income level who are homebound. Whether a person is homebound temporarily, such as someone recovering from surgery, or a permanent shut-in, we can bring library services to their door.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 10:44 AM, 06.11.2016

Euclid Public Library Summer Reading Starts June 6

This year’s summer reading program is all about sports, fitness, and keeping our bodies active. Stop by the library on Monday, June 6 for our kick-off celebration from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  While you’re here, register for our Summer Reading Program. Adult, teens and children are invited to participate and keep their reading skills strong. For more information, please call (216) 261-5300.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 10:44 AM, 06.11.2016

Library Board of Trustees Vacancy

The Euclid Public Library Board of Trustees seeks candidates to fill a vacancy on the Board beginning on May 1, 2016, for an unexpired term ending September 16, 2021. The Library Board is the governing and policy-making Board for the Euclid Public Library; positions are voluntary. Citizens are encouraged to apply who meet the qualifications, have a passion for the Euclid Public Library, can articulate the library’s vision, and who are familiar with our community. The selected candidate must meet all legal qualifications for this office.

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 5:03 PM, 05.05.2016

Breakfast with Euclid Public Schools Superintendent

Join the Euclid Public Library on Monday, May 9 for Breakfast with Euclid Public Schools Superintendent Keith Bell and incoming Superintendent Dr. Charles Smialek at 8:30 a.m. Seating is limited. Please call (216) 261-5300 to register for this program.

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 5:03 PM, 05.05.2016

Download Books, Movies and More!

Since our Euclid Public Library connected with hoopla as a downloadable service for your movies, books and more, you might have thought "When are we getting hoopla support for Chromecast?" If you've wondered that question, now you can know the answer is, "Today!"
  
 Now you can GO BIG and 'cast' until your heart's content, from any iOS or Andorid smartphone, tablet, or computer, because the Euclid Public LIbrary is now supporting Chromecast for video. All you need is a connected device and an active internet connection, and you'll be good to go for Holiday Season watching.
 
In fact, hoopla is going BIG themselves...check out the hoopla premieres;  including three Holiday family titles!

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 4:50 PM, 12.06.2015

Sharing with Others

Through the holiday season, our Euclid Public Library staff is asking fellow residents and library visitors to bring some warm mittens, scarves and hats to place in a collection box in our library. After the holidays we will donate all these items to the Euclid Police Department for distribution to those in need.

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 4:50 PM, 12.06.2015

Books Make Great Gift

This holiday season Euclid Public Library would like to remind you that giving books as presents never goes out of style! In the age of gadgets and gizmos, books still make worthy competitors because of their ability to help people connect. Whether they’re meant to be future bedtime stories, sources of inspiration and adventure, or educational aids, books that are given as gifts keep on giving. When making your shopping list this year, consider offering someone an experience that can only be achieved through reading. They’ll think of you with every turn of the page. Here are a few suggestions.

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 4:50 PM, 12.06.2015

Euclid Library Celebrates 80 years!

The Euclid Public Library began 80 years ago with small library collections in two of our early schools. Euclid Central and Shore School served as our city's two high schools and it is in these two school buildings where the Euclid Public Library began!

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 5:29 PM, 10.12.2015

Euclid Library Celebrates 80 Years

Euclid Public Library officially was named a public library on August 12, 1935 with a resolution stating that the newly elected board would establish “a Public Library free to all inhabitants of the Euclid City School District and Cuyahoga County, Ohio.“  At this first meeting it was also agreed that “the said library board will serve without compensation” with Sam Foster officiating as the library’s first President.

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Volume 6, Issue 8, Posted 7:11 PM, 08.09.2015

Library Foundation to Host Benefit

The Euclid Public Library Foundation will host a benefit on Friday, August 14 from 6:30 to 8:30pm on the subject of "The 1930s, Beer, Prohibition and Murder!"

The purpose for the event is to focus on the year 1935 when the Euclid Public Library began. The library is celebrating its 80th year of service to the community and this is one of the celebrations to take place this year.

In 1935 Eliot Ness came to town to serve as Safety Director and to clean out corruption. He had a big job on his hands because the Kingsbury Run murders, still the largest, unsolved murders in America, were taking place at this time. Also, in 1935 other topics of interest include Howard Hughes breaking air speed records, Amelia Earhart flying solo across the country, the Social Security Act is signed into law and President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated Hoover Dam to name a few highlights. Local historians Rebecca McFarland, Dr. James Badal and Mark W. Stone will share stories from the past and introduce the beers for tasting.

The party will feature a beer tasting that includes a variety of beers reminiscent of the 1930s, hor d'oeuvres and lots of intrigue! Tickets are $25 per person, payable to the Euclid Public Library Foundation, and will be available beginning Monday, July 27. Guests should be 21 and over please. For more details please call the library at 261-5300, ext. 107.

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Volume 6, Issue 7, Posted 10:29 AM, 07.12.2015

Hoopla Digital Downloads

Euclid Public Library is excited to announce the public availability of thousands of FREE movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital – all you need is a valid library card!

Euclid Public Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com  to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.

  • You will be allowed to borrow 10 titles each month
  • Video lends for 72 hours
  • Music lends for 7 days
  • Audiobooks lend for 21 days
  • Comic Books lend for 21 days

You are able to access (view/listen to) borrowed content as often as you want during the checkout period and you can return any borrowed title whenever you want.

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Volume 6, Issue 7, Posted 10:29 AM, 07.12.2015

Library Plans Summer Fun!

The Euclid Public Library is fortunate to have two support groups, the Friends of the Library and the Foundation. Both groups exist to serve and support many aspects of the Euclid Public Library. For our Summer Reading programs, we thank the Friends of the Library for supporting our efforts to get more people to read in the summer! Thanks to them the library has prizes for all ages, from little children through adults. Everyone is welcome to register to win the prizes.

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Volume 6, Issue 7, Posted 10:29 AM, 07.12.2015

Library Dedicates Tree for 80th Anniversary

On May 2, 2015 the Euclid Public Library planted a commemorative oak tree to signify the 80th anniversary of the library. It was in 1935 that the residents of Euclid decided to form a public library. This library is the second oldest library levy in the state of Ohio!

Although the library has weathered a lot of troubles over the years, through the Great Depression and more, it still stands strong and is one of the most popularly utilized buildings in the city! The reason an 80th anniversary is symbolized by an oak tree is due to the fact that oak trees are well known for living to a great age and for being particularly robust. Those who live to celebrate an 80th anniversary are those who have triumphed against adversity over the course of that many years - certainly our library qualifies! Public libraries are totally reliant on a strong base of support from the public we serve. Without your tax support, and that of the state budget, libraries wouldn't exist.

The oak tree takes a long period of time and commitment to reach full maturity. It represents wisdom and longevity and is able to withstand the extreme pressure that comes with many years of life, similar to the way an 80-year-old library exists in a changing world. We aren't the same library we were in 1935, but it seems clear that we have kept up with the times and the needs of those we serve! Hopefully, in 2095 another oak tree might be planted to signify continued strength of our beloved library.

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 1:15 PM, 05.31.2015