Wililam Kelly awarded for demonstrating a depth of knowledge about books and other library materials and for having the distinguished ability to share that knowledge.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Learn about upcoming events at your local library branch
The Beachwood Public Library will offer a blend of programming for all ages over the next week. Here's a look at a few events on the upcoming schedule:
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Library will host ice cream social and grand opening June 10
The Beachwood Public Library will host an ice cream social June 10 to celebrate the completion of $885,000 in renovations. Branch manager William Kelly said he expected the new drive-thru — the first in the Cuyahoga County Public Library network — to open this week. Click through the photos above to see the completed project. The grand re-opening and ice cream social is free, but the library asks that you RSVP (so there's enough ice cream for everyone!). Click here for more about the grand opening.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Renovations could conclude this week
We stopped by the Beachwood Library last week and took a couple photos of the latest renovations. The library has been open throughout the $885,000 renovations, which were paid for by a bond sale. More Photos: Beachwood Library Renovations Branch manager Bill Kelley said that the renovations could be complete this week — workers were working on the drive-thru when we stopped in. Click through to see photos of the library, and watch Beachwood Patch for more when the library is complete.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
E-books for Kindle now available at Cuyahoga County Public Library locations
The Cuyahoga County Public Library just opened its Kindle library, allowing users to check out electronic books to read on the e-reader. Previously, the library could not offer books for the Kindle in their e-library, which includes electronic versions of books that users can read on Nooks, iPhones, iPad, laptops and several other devices. Click here to browse the Kindle library.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Cuyahoga County Public Library offers mail service to eligible residents
Homebound residents can now have library materials mailed. This week the Cuyahoga County Public Library launched Library2You, a free program for residents who are elderly, have a physical, visual or mental impairment or are temporarily homebound. Eligible residents can order materials online or over the phone and the library will mail them to them for free. Like DVD subscription services, the materials will come in a reusable envelope that patrons can use to send the materials back after using. More details and applications for the program, which is supported by the McGregor Foundation, are available at the library’s website.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Plan your week around these events for kids and adults
CLEVELAND JEWISH FILMFEST Where/When: Mandel Jewish Community Center / 7 p.m. Sunday Why Go: The fifth annual FilmFest kicks off Sunday with the film Noodles, an encore presentation of a film that is an audience favorite from past festivals. The film, which is in Hebrew and Mandarin with English subtitles, follows the story of a twice-widowed flight attendant for Israeli airline, El Al, who encounters an abandoned Chinese boy whose migrant working mother has disappeared. The schedule of movies can be seen at the FilmFest website. Price: $10 BEACHWOOD LIBRARY BOOK SALE Where/When: Beachwood Library / from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday Why Go: Friends of the Beachwood Library are hosting the last book sale of…
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The system will lose money under the new state budget, but there are no plans for cuts to services.
Libraries may have less to work with under the new state budget, but visitors to the Cuyahoga County Public Library system shouldn’t expect to see any cuts, officials say. According to the Ohio Legislative Service Commission, the Public Library Fund received about $368 million in fiscal year 2011. In fiscal year 2012, that fund is expected to receive $354 million and $345 million in fiscal year 2013. The methodology for libraries’ funding has changed in this budget, said Scott Morgan, operations director and fiscal officer for the Cuyahoga County Public Library system. The last biennium budget allocated a percentage—almost 2 percent—of the state’s general revenue to the Public Library Fund. This new budget bases the allocation on the …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Plan your week around these activities for kids and adults
BEACHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL’S OWN CHLOE HERNANE PERFORMS AT THE GROG SHOP Where/When: The Grog Shop/ Sunday, June 26 at 7 p.m. Why Go: Chloe Hernane, who graduated earlier this month from Beachwood High School, will sing with rapper Lil’ Marv in her second live performance there and the last before she goes to The Ohio State University in the fall. Uptowne Buddha, another local hip hop group, will also perform. Price: $5 FAMILY IN CAPTIVITY SCREENING Where/When: Mandel Center’s Stonehill Auditorium/ Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m. Why Go: This documentary follows the family of Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier who on June 25, 2006, was captured by Palestinian Hamas, a group listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. Department of State. Proceeds …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Catch up on the week in Beachwood news here
The Gathering Place added a gym specifically designed for cancer survivors in Beachwood. Read about what makes the Wellness Center unique. A Beachwood father and daughter hired a Willowick man to kill the daughter's ex-husband. Stumped on a Father's Day gift? Give him a shout-out on Beachwood Patch! We launched a contest for a $50 gift card to the Beachwood Place Mall, and entering is even easier than our Facebook contests. Beachwood's will be the first Cuyahoga County Public Library to add a drive-thru — but no tacos there. Find out more. Beachwood will be missing about 165 teens this fall when most of the senior class heads to college. But before they go, check out photos from graduation and add your own.