Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Board meeting highlights 4-15-13

APRIL 15, 2013

  • Heights Knowledge and Innovation Center opening
  • Book bike to debut at Memorial Day Parade
  • March projects
  • Public Service Report highlights for March
  • Friends Mega May Book Sale
  • Friends’ fundraiser

All board members were present.

Heights Knowledge and Innovation Center opening

The grand opening day for the Heights Knowledge and Innovation Center (HKIC) will be June 1, with a “soft” opening on May 6. The “30 Days of Innovation” programming [dates were not given] will include a demo of 3D printing by Malcolm Cook of Case Western Reserve University, a discussion of civic design for sustainability by David Beach of GreenCityBlueLake, and a discussion by Steve Percy of the College of Business at Cleveland State University on “Shale Oil and Gas: New Business Opportunities for Ohio.”

Book bike to debut at Memorial Day Parade

The library’s new Book Bike will make its first appearance at the University Heights Memorial Day parade.

March projects

Special projects highlighted in the March Balanced Scorecard Measures of Success include the debut of story time at Coventry Village Library by new librarian Meredith Priset; installation of a display kiosk in the Lee Road Library lobby as a central place for flyers and signs; and acquisition of new shelving at Coventry Village Library for additional books in Russian acquired from Cleveland Public Library.

Public Service Report highlights for March:

  • The Cuyahoga Weavers’ Guild displayed handiwork at the Lee Road branch during March, held a demonstration day on March 10 and lectured on the history of weaving on March 20.
  • The March Cedar-Coventry author series featured writers included in Rust Belt Chic, an anthology about Cleveland.
  • Noble Neighborhood Library’s Youth Services Department created Picture Book Madness, a daily face-off competition of classic picture books. No David, by David Shannon was the ultimate champion in the series, in which 315 students participated.
  • The Youth Services Division partnered with the Case Western Reserve University Dental School to provide A Toothy Affair on March 2. Set up in the Lee Road Library Children’s Room, dental students provided free screenings for both children and adults. Forty-five people took advantage of this program and heard stories read by the Tooth Fairy as well as received dental information.

Friends Mega May Book Sale

The sale will take place May 3–5, with a preview evening May 2 for Friends members. A partnership with Heights Arts will enable Friends to sell thousands of prints from the Vixseboxse Gallery at the book sale.

The books on the sale trucks that are currently in the lobby of the Lee Road Library will be in the book sale. Following the sale, those trucks will not reappear. Instead, a new-arrivals shelf in the Harvey & Friends Book Store on the second floor of the Lee Road Library will display books for sale.

Friends fundraiser

Friends invites supporters to a fundraiser at The Wine Spot on May 18.

LWV Observer: Anne S. McFarland.

These meeting summaries are abstracted from LWV observers’ written reports. The summaries have been edited and prepared by Anne McFarland, Charlene Morse, and Maryann Barnes. To receive e-mail postings of full reports, send an e-mail to or join through Google groups using “lwv-chuh observer reports” as a search phrase.

These reports contain member observation and selected highlights of public meetings and are not official statements of the Heights Chapter of the League of Women Voters Cuyahoga Area. This disclaimer must accompany any redistribution of these reports.

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