Parma, OH – March 12, 2009 – The public is invited to join the staff of Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Berea Branch on Monday, March 30th at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the unveiling of the branch’s new Neighborhoods Collection. The Neighborhoods Collection is a departure from the way libraries traditionally organize their collections. Much like a bookstore, it is organized in categories such as travel, home and garden, business, technology, etc. for browsing convenience. The Berea Branch is the first branch in the Cuyahoga County Public Library to establish a Neighborhoods Collection.
The Neighborhoods Collection opening celebration will include entertainment by magician Paul Gerber and refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Berea Branch Library. No registration is required for kickoff festivities. At 7:00 p.m., the band Front Porch will perform in the branch’s meeting room. Registration is required to attend the Front Porch concert. To register, call the Berea Branch at 440.234.5475 or register online at www.cuyahogalibrary.org.
During the weeks leading up to the unveiling of the neighborhoods collection – Monday, March 16th through Monday, March 30th – the branch will be undergoing a redesign. There will be limited access to library materials. New adult materials, a small browsing collection and public computers will be available in the branch’s meeting rooms. Customers will still have access to the branch’s collection of CDs, DVDs, current magazines, and daily newspapers. Reserved materials will still be available for pickup. From 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon on Friday, March 13th and Friday, March 27th the branch’s public computers will not be available. The branch’s children’s area will remain open throughout the redesign process, and most, but not all, materials will be accessible. Children’s programs and story times will meet as scheduled.
Berea Branch customers seeking full library access during the redesign process are advised to visit Cuyahoga County Public Library’s nearby Brook Park (6155 Engle Road; Brook Park, OH 44142), Middleburg Heights (15600 East Bagley Road; Middleburg Heights, OH 44130) or Strongsville (18700 Westwood Drive; Strongsville, OH 44136) branches.
The Berea Branch is located at 7 Berea Commons; Berea, OH 44017.
About Cuyahoga County Public Library
Cuyahoga County Public Library consistently ranks as one of the nation’s ten busiest and best library systems. Its 28 branches serve 47 communities. The Library’s mission is to provide our community open access to resources that inform, entertain and enrich. For further information, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org.
CONTACT: Robert J. Rua