Sandusky Library Raises $3 Million Toward Expansion Sandusky Library recently completed a $3 million capital campaign to support a major renovation and expansion project. The campaign supplements a $7.2 million bond issue passed by voters in 1998. Ground breaking on the library began in July 2001 and is expected to be completed in 2003.
One of the first three Carnegie Libraries in Ohio, Sandusky Library's original building was constructed in 1901. In 1996, the library purchased the neighboring Erie County Jail and the historic landmark buildings will be renovated and connected. The new library will triple in size to over 62,000 square feet and offer all the benefits of modern technology.
The balance of the project is funded through proceeds from the capital campaign, which included a $325,000 Challenge Grant from The Kresge Foundation. For more information, contact Julie Brooks, library director or Barbara Bishop, development coordinator at 419.625.3834
Cleveland Public Library Partners to Examine Adoption
November is National Adoption Month and Cleveland Public Library, The Mentor Network, Adoption Network Cleveland, Beech Brook and the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services are partnering to encourage adoption and the exploration of adoption issues.
Pulitzer Prize Winner Adam Pertman, author of Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America, will be the featured speaker Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium of the Main Library. Pertman's book was named Book of the Year by the National Adoption Foundation. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his writing about adoption in The Boston Globe.
Tom Batiuk, creator of the comic strip Funky Winkerbean, will be a featured guest at the Sunday program. Representatives of ten local adoption agencies will be present to offer information and advice.
Frankenstein is Coming.... to the Library. The Parma Regional Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library is one of 80 libraries across the United States selected to host "Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature" in 2003. It is a traveling exhibition that offers a look at Mary Shelley's remarkable life and the evolution of her classic novel Frankenstein since its publication in 1818.
For nearly two centuries, the story of Frankenstein has fascinated people around the world, not only in Shelley's novel, but on the stage and in the movies. The traveling exhibition shows how playwrights, filmmakers and the media have transformed the saga into one of the western world's most enduring myths. The exhibition also addresses issues such as cloning and genetic engineering, which raise questions that are currently troubling many.
Caccamo named 2002 Conductor of the Year by the Ohio Underground Railroad Association. James Caccamo, archivist for the Hudson Public Library and director of the Kent Historical Society, was named 2002 Conductor of the Year by the Ohio Underground Railroad Association.The group's top honor singles out an individual for work in exploring the secretive network that helped fugitive slaves to freedom. Caccamo has uncovered dozens of previously unknown stations in Summit, Stark, Portage, Medina, Wayne, Ashland and Carroll counties.
CAMLS Awards Scholarship. CAMLS has awarded a partial scholarship to attend the Cleveland State University Leadership Academy to Isaac Pulver, head of Foreign Literature at the Cleveland Public Library. Pulver will become the tenth CAMLS member librarian to participate in the prestigious, multidisciplinary academy.