Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Board meeting highlights 9-24-12

SEPTEMBER 24, 2012

  • New policy for use of quiet study rooms
  • Nancy Zelman appointed an adult services librarian
  • Review of Materials Evaluation and Selection Policy
  • Public Services Report highlights for August

All board members were present.

New policy for use of quiet study rooms

For the first time, these rooms are to be reserved. If there are no reservations, walk-ins will be accommodated. In addition, the period of use of the rooms will be limited to two hours unless there are no reservations.

Nancy Zelman appointed an adult services librarian

Nancy Zelman came to the library in 1993 as a part-time circulation assistant and later was able to use the library’s tuition reimbursement program to obtain her master’s degree in library and information science in 2008.

Review of Materials Evaluation and Selection Policy

This major document of board policy is accessible on the library’s website under “Board and Policies.” Director Nancy Levin pointed out the reconsideration form attached to the policy. This form is used if a patron questions the inclusion or exclusion of specific material. Those forms go directly to Levin, who confers with the board about them.

Public Services Report highlights for August

  • There will be a partnership with the Cleveland Heights-University Heights elementary schools to provide monthly story time during the aftercare program.
  • At the Lee Road Library, the Dream Big Summer Reading Program registered 581 participants, and 130 parents and children attended the final party. Kids could add drawings of their dreams to the eight-foot-long Dream Cloud created by Shannon Horrocks and Henry Drak.
  • The Own the Night summer reading program at Lee Road Library had 63 participants.
  • The Lee Road Library adult summer reading program had 361 total submissions—a record high. Ten weekly prizes were awarded through random drawing, with the grand prize being a $300 gift card to Appletree Books.
  • Coventry Village Library’s summer reading programs included 52 children, 5 teens and 57 adults.
  • Noble Neighborhood Library’s summer reading programs included 240 children, 14 teens and 92 adults.
  • The University Heights Library’s summer reading programs included 160 children, 28 teens and 235 adults.
  • The first Little Free Library was installed on the lawn of Anne Butera, former children’s librarian. Ice cream from Sweetie Fry was served to Noble neighborhood residents at the celebration while they donated and borrowed books.
  • The University Heights Library held a Summer Olympics for school-aged children, and 34 participants earned unique UH gold medals.

LWV observer: Anne S. McFarland.

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