A few weeks ago, we all celebrated a very special moment as we watched our hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers win the 2016 NBA Championship! Watching them make history with a 3-1 comeback reminded me that nothing is impossible. This year, we have discussed the various ways that libraries can help transform communities, and this game series should stir us all to help tackle the challenges within our city. We encourage you to learn more about the plans for the City, the school district, and the library by participating in the following upcoming events:
• Dine & Discuss with Dr. Smialek / Tuesday, July 12 at 6 PM / Great Scott Tavern
• Summer at Sims Concert Series / Thursdays in July from 6 - 9 PM / Sims Park
• Fireside Chat with Dr. Smialek / Tuesday, August 2 at 7 PM / EPL Fireplace
We also want to wish you a Happy 4th of July! This year our country will mark 240 years of Independence on July 4, 2016. Americans across the country will celebrate in a variety of ways, but I believe one of the most important ways to mark this occasion is to learn more about the history of our independence. Euclid Public Library offers a variety of books, movies and online resources for you, your family, and friends to learn more. In addition to celebrating our independence, the City of Cleveland will host the Republican National Convention from July 18-21. Greater Clevelanders will have the opportunity to learn more about the issues facing our country as we prepare for the November election.
This summer our theme is On Your Mark, Get Set… Read! So far, we have well over 400 children, teens and adults registered and reading. You can read a print book, eBook and even listen to an audiobook. Stop by the library any time to join the fun and enter into our various raffles for prizes. The program officially ends on July 30, so don’t delay. Have a safe and fun summer season!
Director Kacie V. Armstrong
(216) 261-5300, ext. 101