A Message from our Director, Kacie V. Armstrong
On August 12, 1935 President Franklin Roosevelt signed the now infamous Social Security Act. This was sweeping legislation for that time period in that it provided numerous programs to aid various groups of Americans. While this momentous act was being signed, in the township of Euclid, Ohio, Ida Allen, Sam Foster, Edwin Johnson, Marguerite Lee, Joseph Maddox, J.W. Rankin and Alden Woodley were enacting a library resolution to become the first Trustees for the newly formed Euclid Public Library.
This year, we will celebrate 80 years of service to our community. Who knew that such a seemingly small decision by seven community members would have such a great impact upon our city? From storytimes and books to outreach services and computers, the library has been a critical part of this community. Throughout this year, we invite you to take a journey back to 1935 with us. What was Euclid like in 1935? What did families do for entertainment? What was the popular style of dress for women and men? Besides the Social Security Act, what other important world events occured? Lastly and most important, what was the most popular book to read?
In 2015, not only will we take a walk down memory lane, but we will continue to provide innovative and award winning programs, services and materials to meet your needs! In 1935, families would have enjoyed checking out the new Little House on the Prairie book. Now, in 2015, families still can check out the classic Little House on the Prairie or enjoy downloading books, movies and music to their computer, smartphone or eReader device. Euclid Public Library is pleased to offer you a new online streaming service called Hoopla. Through Hoopla, you can download audio books, music and movies. If you want to read a magazine, download our free Zinio app for the most popular titles and don’t forget about our hundreds of thousands of titles available through Overdrive. We look forward to you joining us as we celebrate our 80th anniversary!
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2013 Annual Report