Dear Lakewood, Thank You

The Summer Reading Party at Madison Park on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

Dear Lakewood,

Thank you for helping our youth Read to the moon and back during the summer of 2019!

Thank you to parents, grandparents and caregivers who encouraged summer reading and registered their family members to participate at the Library. Thank you also to the 1,027 adult readers who set a stellar example for our young people by participating in the adult summer reading program. Monday, May 13, 2019 began a reading journey at the Lakewood Public Library. The annual summer reading club themed “A Universe of Stories” attracted 1,768 youth. Over a twelve week time period, 743 youth readers met the goal of 30 books, 30 chapters or 30 hours of reading by Monday, August 5, 2019! We should all be proud of our Lakewood readers. They couldn’t have done it without you!

Thank you to all the local businesses for their support of summer reading by donating prizes to help motivate youth and adults to read and reach goals. Your generosity helped improve reading skills and helped develop a love of reading that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. You truly make a difference.

Angelo’s Pizza                                               Beat Cycles                                  Blackbird Baking Company

Blossom Cleveland                                         Cleveland Monsters                        Dewey’s Pizza

Geiger’s Lakewood                                         Insomnia Cookies                           Lion and Blue

Madison Square Lanes Bowling Alley                  McDonald’s                                   Melt Bar and Grilled

Nosotros Rock Climbing Gym                             Papa John’s Pizza                          Pink Lotus

Sport Clip Haircuts                                         Sweet Designs Chocolatier              The Sweet Spot

The Tea Lab                                                 Threefold Gifts                              Weird Realms

Thank you to the Friends of the Lakewood Public Library for their generous funding. The Friends work hard for the funding they provide to entertain and educate families. The funding they provide pays for Special Friday Performances, BAM gift cards to Books-A-Million, and the purchase of books each reader receives when they finish their goal. They also create extraordinary gift baskets for our young patrons who are grand prize winners. Summer reading wouldn’t be the same without them.

This summer of 2019 was out of this world! See you next summer!

Julie Strunk

I am Manager of Children's and Youth Services at the Lakewood Public Library.

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