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Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library Breaks Ground for Fourth Library
The Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library and the city of Willoughby Hills have joined forces to provide library service and a community gathering place. After years of planning, the project is underway. The 4,000+ square foot library will be housed in the Willoughby Hills Community Center. The library will feature a popular collection of materials and make use of wireless technologies. The ground breaking for the Willoughby Hills Community Center and Library was held Thursday, September 12. Library staff and trustees attended the event along with local leaders and residents. All in attendance were enthusiastic about the project and the partnership forged by the library and the city. The morning's activities ended with a delicious lunch provided by the city. Mayor O'Ryan anticipates that the center will be completed in 240 days or mid-May 2022. It is an ambitious deadline that will depend on the weather and other variables. Holly Carroll, Director of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, estimates that the library will be open for business sometime in the fall of 2022.

Grafton-Midview Welcomes New Director
Patricia Bohanon has been hired as the new director of the Grafton-Midview Public Library, effective September 3. Patricia grew up in Medina County and has worked in libraries in Akron, Elyria, and most recently, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Patricia brings extensive experience in children's and young adult services as well as several years at a major national bank.

CCPL Offers New Internet Database Service
CCPL Offers New Internet Database ServiceCuyahoga County Public Library has purchased a new electronic database, LearnATest, for its web site. LearnATest? allows users to take practice tests online for many popular test guide subjects such as GED, law enforcement, GRE, cosmetology, SAT, United States Citizenship, and many others. It is available free at

The tests are multiple choice format and many are timed. Tests take between 30 and 120 minutes and can be started and completed at a later time. LearnATest keeps track of all the tests a person takes. Upon completing a test, LearnATest provides instant test scores reports, with detailed answer explanations, a customized analysis to determine strengths and weaknesses and personalized recommendations concerning how the person would perform on the actual test.

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