Brand New Reads: Anisfield-Wolf Submissions Hit ‘Lakefront’ Bookshelves

Everybody’s reading at the beach. Pick up a book from your favorite author, read about new recipes in a cooking magazine, and catch up neighborhood happenings with local papers and brochures.

On the hunt for a new book?

Look no further than The Lakefront Literacy Project’s top shelf of the mobile book box during its second season at Euclid Beach Live! Concerts on Friday evenings at Euclid Beach Park.

Thanks to generous donations from Karen R. Long, Euclid Beach’s “Little Free Library” is chock full of new titles submitted for consideration to the prestigious Awards jury.

The official Anisfield-Wolf Book Collection is housed in the Special Collections room of the main branch of the Cleveland Public Library and so it is a huge and rare honor to have Award submissions in Collinwood!

According to the program’s website, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards “recognizes outstanding works that contribute to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of cultural diversity.  Awards are given for fiction, poetry and nonfiction. For 81 years, the distinguished books earning Anisfield-Wolf prizes have opened and challenged minds.”

More good news: Tickets to the September 15th, 2016 gala awards in the Ohio Theatre are free and obtainable via the PlayhouseSquare ticket office starting July 19, 2016.

Books at The Lakefront Literacy Project are free to borrow and return during summer concerts – there is no library cards or sign-out system – simply return the book when you are done reading so others can enjoy.

The project launched last summer thanks to support from Northeast Shores Development Corporation, Neighborhood Connections, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Cleveland Public Library Collinwood Branch and generous friends, family, and neighbors like you!

With a rotating collection for children, teens, and adults including Russian language speakers, you’ll always find something new.

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Allison Lukacsy

Allison is a North Shore Collinwood resident, architect, artist, neighborhood cheerleader and frequent contributor to the Collinwood Observer. She curates "Phone Gallery", founded "Bus Stop Moves", upcycles street and beach trash into art and serves on the Board of Directors of Northeast Shores.

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