Michelle Buckley, Vice President in our Cleveland office, was recently appointed to membership on the Cuyahoga County Library Foundation Board. Created in 2002, the Cuyahoga County Library Foundation exists to raise financial resources in support of the Library’s mission of reading, lifelong learning and civic engagement and to elevate awareness of the Library’s critical role in the community. The Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation’s fundraising efforts and investments have enabled the funding of grants back to the library for vital programs and services. The Board assists the library with several programs including after school homework help, support for struggling readers, laptops for adult learners and resources for new parents.
For the 10th consecutive year (2010-2019), Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) has received the highest overall score in Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service (Index). CCPL has also received the Index's prestigious five-star rating for 11 consecutive years (2009-2019).
Published annually, the Index compares U.S. libraries with their peers based on six per capita output measures. Ratings of five, four and three stars are awarded to libraries that generate the highest combined per capita outputs among their spending peers.
Within its peer group – which includes America's largest library systems – CCPL earned the Index's highest overall rating, scoring 2,063 total points, 327 points more than the next closest library system.