Friends Newsletter Fall Winter 2023 1

Special thanks to Book Sale Chair, Del Serre, and her amazing assistant, Asenath Bailey, who sorted and boxed books ahead of time to ensure everything ran more smoothly. Also, thanks to Desiree Korpowski and Brianna Mejak, who recruited students to help at the sale from Euclid High School and Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School respectively. Autumn is also a busy time for the Friends. Our Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 26, at 6:30 PM in the Lake & Shore rooms of the library. Business will include election of all officers for a one-year term and election of the four board members whose three-year terms are expiring. Please look for the Nominating Committee report in this newsletter for the details. The annual meeting always includes a program, which will begin about 7 PM. This year, we are pleased to announce that the topic will be Hough Bakery. Mary Manning, Ph.D. from the Western Reserve Historical Society will share information from the bakery’s founding in 1903 until it closed in 1992. We plan to have a cake from Archie’s Hough Bakeries in Beachwood. Archie Garner was head baker in Hough’s catering department when it closed. Please register online at or call (216) 261-5300, ext. 5196. Please look elsewhere in the newsletter for information on the Fall Book Sale which will be held from October 27-29. I would also like to thank all four returning board members. You have stepped up in so many ways over the last year. The Friends couldn’t succeed without you. Special thanks to Del Serre for her years of being Vice President/Program Chair and Recording Secretary. She will still be Book Sale Chair. I am not sure if she will welcome the extra time, since she told me she was able to do it all by neglecting housework. See you at the Annual Meeting and October Book Sale. Between Friends Friends of the Euclid Public Library Newsletter President Roberta "Bobbi" Gibbons Vice President & Program Chair Del Serre Treasurer Gay Marie Goden Corresponding Secretary Betty Bilicic Recording Secretary Del Serre Membership Chair Simone Gatewood Book Sale Chair Del Serre Members at Large Asenath "Joy" Bailey Charlene Davis Kali Harris Ashley Johnson Desiree Korpowski Brianna Mejak Betty Rossmann June Taylor - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The Friends of the Library Board meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00PM. Friends are welcome to attend. Upcoming Meetings SEPTEMBER 5 OCTOBER 2 NOVEMBER 6 DECEMBER 4 Spring was a busy time for the Friends. The Annual Women in History luncheon was ably facilitated by Program Chair, Del Serre, and her helpful team of Asenath "Joy" Bailey, Gay Marie Goden, and June Taylor. Thanks, Ladies, for all you do. The Spring Book Sale helped provide much needed funds for library programs. Thank you to the many individuals who volunteered for setup, many different tasks on sale days, and breakdown. Be sure to look for the list elsewhere in the newsletter. Message from the President FRIENDS BOARD Fall/Winter 2023 VOLUME 7 / ISSUE 3 631 East 222nd Street / Euclid, Ohio 44123 / (216) 261-5300 Roberta Gibbons / 1 Individual/Family - $5.00 Book Collector - $10.00 Special Friend - $25.00 Book Lover - $50.00 Book Conservator - $75.00 Book Connoisseur - $100 Opening a book opens doors... Renew your membership if it has expired or start hunting now for that misplaced membership card. Membership envelopes are available at the library and they can be returned any time. Friends Membership To join, pick up a membership envelope at the library or address one to: The Friends of the Euclid Public Library 631 East 222nd Street, Euclid, Ohio 44123 If you would like to volunteer for the Fall Book Sale, contact Bobbi Gibbons for more information. Future issues of our "Between Friends" publications and other Friends of the Euclid Public Library information will be communicated via email. If your email has already been provided, you will automatically receive these. We will call members who do not have emails on file so you may be added to this mailing list. Members may choose to opt out at any time. We're Going DIGITAL! Friends Euclid Public Library of the 631 East 222nd Street Euclid, Ohio 44123 Friends of the Euclid Public Library Newsletter 4

Grand Prize Winner 1: Elaine Averman (pictured) Grand Prize Winner 2: Trevor Wilson Grand Prize WInner 3: Tiffany Wallace The Friends provided the funds for the incentives and prizes for this popular program. All winners won a Roku Ultra, mug, browser bag and a phone stand. While we welcome your donations of books and audio/video material in good condition, we do not accept the following: Damaged, mildewed, moldy books, Reader’s Digest Condensed and Time-Life Series, encyclopedias, magazines, textbooks older than 5 years, VHS tapes, music or book cassettes. Please make sure that you have removed personal items from the books and donation boxes. Thank you for making our sorting job easier. Fall Book Sale Book Donations Congratulations to the winners of the Summer Reading Program! Del Serre, Book Sale Chair October is fast approaching and so is the Fall Book Sale where you can stock up on books, DVDs and music to carry you through the winter months. Member Preview Night is Friday, October 27 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Check your membership card to make sure it is up to date. You can join or renew at the door but doing so beforehand saves time waiting in line. Saturday, October 28, the sale is open from 9AM to 4PM. This is a good day for leisurely browsing and looking for that special book. Sunday, October 29, from 1 to 4PM, is Bag Day. Buy a bag from the Friends for $3 or $5 and fill it with material. Only Friends bags are allowed in the sale rooms on this day. We are looking into options for accepting payment electronically. While this may not be in place for the October sale, we hope to have it available in April. Cash and checks are always welcome. In the fiction and mystery sections, you will find plenty of books by your favorite authors. Gardening books will have you thinking of spring planting. History buffs will be happy with the selection. The children’s section has books for all ages and reading levels from picture books to Young Adults. Be sure to pick up a book, or two or three or more, for that special child in your life. As always, there will be multitudes of movies in all genres in the A/V room. Funds from the sale are used to support library programming, such as the Summer and Winter Reading Programs. For those who are volunteering, set-up day will be Thursday, October 26, from 10AM to finish. Those helping with the tables should arrive at 9AM. Clean-up day will be Monday, October 30, starting at 10AM. Hermina Kaczmarek Mary Kendel Rich Koloda Desiree Korpowski Karen Lewin Martha Luikart Brianna Mejak Tom Pappas Linda Peterson Tom Petrosky Keith Ross Victor Rosenberg Betty Rossmann Carl Rossmann Del Serre Elaine Sheridan Janet Archaki Asenath "Joy" Bailey Betty Bilicic Cindy Clark Carol Casciani Bobbi Cummings Charlene Davis Christa Esch Gabe Eye Kathleen Fogarty Simone Gatewood Bobbi Gibbons Gay Marie Goden Ed Golinski Kate Hathway Alisca Hill Carolyn Stevens June Taylor Elaine Zielinski Students Jeanea Bibbs Laben Bradford Allanna Corbin Madisyn Drake Avitel Henderson Maliq Hicks Toryion Loper Daira Martinez Timothy McCombs Gaia Taylor Blake Zeigler Peyton Zeigler THANK YOU, Spring 2023 Book Sale Volunteers! / 3 Friends, as we begin the Fall season, Euclid Public Library just celebrated 88 years of service to our community. The Friends of Euclid Public Library has helped the library remain a vital resource to Euclid residents throughout these many years. Thank you for helping us provide factual, current, and open access to materials, information, and resources. Director's Report Kacie Armstrong Nominations are now open for officers and four board seats. According to the Bylaws, “Any five (5) members may, in writing to the Corresponding Secretary not less than five (5) days immediately preceding the annual meeting, nominate additional candidates, with their prior consent in writing, to the Board of Trustees.” Contact Betty Bilicic if you wish to nominate someone. The nominating committee has submitted the following: Elected Officers: 1-year term, 2023-2024 President: Roberta "Bobbi" Gibbons Vice President/Program Chair: Kali Harris Treasurer: Ashley Johnson Recording Secretary: Desiree Korpowski Corresponding Secretary: Betty Bilicic Board Seats: 3-year term, 2023-2026 Asenath "Joy" Bailey Simone Gatewood Desiree Korpowski Brianna Mejak These nominations will be presented at the Friends Annual Meeting on September 26, 2023 at 6:30PM. Board Nominations GET TO KNOW THE NOMINEES Asenath “Joy” Bailey was appointed as a member at large in 2022, replacing Carole Price. She serves as the PAC treasurer and is also on the book sale committee. Betty Bilicic currently serves as corresponding secretary. She joined the board in 2010. She also serves as the nominating committee chair. Simone Gatewood was appointed as a member at large, replacing Elaine Zielinski. She serves as membership chair and volunteers at book sales. Roberta “Bobbi” Gibbons is the current president, who returned to the board in 2019. She serves on the nominating committee and as book sale volunteer coordinator. Kali Harris was appointed as a member at large in 2022, replacing Camilla Smith. She is nominated for vice president/program chair. She has been working on logistics for future book sales. Ashley Johnson was appointed as a member at large in 2022, replacing David Gillette. She is nominated for treasurer and currently works as a finance manager. She has volunteered at book sales. Desiree Korpowski was appointed as a member at large in 2022, replacing Tianna Ellington. She is nominated for recording secretary, served as treasurer and as a book sale volunteer. She serves as a liaison with the Euclid Schools. Brianna Mejak was appointed as a member at large in 2022, replacing Renee Estanich. She is on the program committee, served as a book sale volunteer, and also serves as a liaison with high school volunteers. Over the past years, we’ve had several conversations with the Friends of EPL Board about the future of our library. Thank you for participating in the focus groups offered by Bialosky Cleveland and RFC Contracting that provided us with details to complete a Facility Master Plan. After an extensive research process, we know that we now need a new roof, new boiler system, updated technology, electrical, and lighting systems, and most importantly, we need to update our spaces to better accommodate students that visit us afterschool. With this in mind, the Board of Trustees passed several resolutions to place a 5.6 millage renewal and a 1.5 millage Permanent Improvement (PI) levy on the ballot this November 7. The 5.6 millage renewal will cost the average $100,000 Euclid homeowner $131 per year and the 1.5 millage PI levy will cost the average $100,000 homeowner in Euclid $52 per year. The money generated from the PI levy will allow us to undertake significant improvements for the building. We look forward to sharing more details about the levy at the FOTL Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 PM. Join us in celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month from September 1 – 30. All ages are welcome to register for a new library card. During this time period, we encourage you to return any overdue library materials and stop by to receive a one-time fee waiver if needed. There are plenty more literacy celebrations this season, check for more details at Friends of the Euclid Public Library Newsletter 2