New Reading Initiative Cuyahoga Reads

The nine libraries in Cuyahoga county introduce a new literacy program called Cuyahoga Reads. The program is a reading challenge designed to create fun activities and events to help students in Cuyahoga County who fell behind in their literacy skills due the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Cuyahoga Reads officially kicked-off at the Great Lakes Science Center on August 5th where families who attended had the an opportunity to sign-up for the program with their library through Beanstack, enjoy family fun activities, snag freebies, and explore the science center.

Participants in Cuyahoga Reads can look forward to instant access to library cards, eBooks, and audiobooks, various reading challenges and fun literacy-based activities thanks to partnerships with Overdrive, Beanstack, and Making a Difference Consulting.

Cuyahoga Reads will run through December 2024. The program will focus on forming positive and consistent reading habits, fostering a love for reading, and equipping young people and families in Greater Cleveland with the literacy skills necessary for their future success.

This new innovative program is funded by the Ohio Department of Education’s Libraries Accelerating Learning grant. The Department awarded Libraries Accelerating Learning grants to Ohio libraries planning to create or expand literacy programs for Ohio’s PreK-12 students.

More information about Cuyahoga Reads can be found at the website or by contacting one of the partnering libraries.



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