Spring Clean Your Bookshelves
Imagine clear blue skies, gently lapping waves, sand shifting under your toes. But what’s missing? A BOOK!
Thanks in part to a grant from Neighborhood Connections, in summer 2015 The Lakefront Literacy Project is bringing literature and a love of learning to Cleveland’s Euclid Beach Park’s lakefront with a custom-crafted mobile library, part of the renowned “Little Free Library” network. This free library dreamed up by North Collinwood residents Ali Lukacsy, Emily Martis, and Robert Gatewood and staffed by neighborhood volunteers will appear at the beach during weekends, holidays, and special programmed events and house a rotating collection of books, magazines, and newspapers catering to both children and adults and our English and Russian speaking North Collinwood neighbors.
In addition to donations from Cleveland Public Library, Half Price Books, and other local libraries, we are looking for books of all genres and all reading levels to be donated by community members like you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pick-up or drop off. Save the date and join us for the library’s Kickoff Celebration on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and be one of the first to borrow a book! Learn more: www.facebook.com/lakefrontliteracy
Allison is a North Shore Collinwood resident, artist, neighborhood cheerleader, and frequent contributor to the Collinwood Observer.