Parma library wins award and celebrates its anniversary

January 29, 2014 by  

A library in Parma, Ohio, recently celebrated two milestones.

Cuyahoga County Library, which has a branch in Parma, is celebrating 90 years of service this year. Parma mayor Tim DeGeeter, along with members of the City Council, congratulated Sari Feldman, the library’s executive director, as well as Kathy Sullivan and Stacey Boycik, who manage the two Parma branches, on the anniversary.

This is not the only time the system has received kudos. Recently, the Library Journal designated the building as a five-star facility, listing it as such in its Index of Public Library Service in 2013. This designation was the fifth year in a row that the Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) won five stars. It was also the fourth consecutive year in which the CCPL system got the highest score overall from Library Journal for libraries in the same expenditure range.

Mayor DeGeeter noted that Parma is lucky to have two high-quality libraries such as these, and that both are new; a testament to Parma residents’ commitment to their community. The libraries offer a range of activities for users of all ages and are a vital part of the city’s life.

Each branch could work with brochure printers to create a mailer that could also be distributed at the library. The brochure could list the awards, as well as the services each location provides, the opening hours, and any special events. The brochures could also be mailed to encourage people to visit; especially those who have not used the libraries.