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Kirtland Library News for December 2017
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Kirtland Public Library is located at 9267 Chillicothe Road in Kirtland. Call 440-256-7323 or email at for more information or to register for programs, or visit

Recognition of Gratitude

We are fortunate to have a resident who had a goal to build a library for our community. For over 50 years, the library was housed in four different locations and was moved back and forth across state Route 306 twice.

Former Library Director Deloris C. Parsons realized the temporary library needed “a place to call its own.” It was her desire to have a building to house the library’s collection to provide story times and programs for children and adults, and to serve as a meeting facility for community organizations.

Thanks to her tireless dedication this goal became a reality. Land was donated and the construction of the permanent Kirtland Public Library was completed in 1992.

Many appreciative residents from Waite Hill, Kirtland and Kirtland Hills wished to honor Parsons for her efforts in attaining such an ambitious goal. Upon her retirement in 2000, they established the Deloris C. Parsons Endowment Fund with monies they generously donated. It was their desire that this special fund would assist the Library, in the years to come, to continue to provide excellent services. The contributions were invested, a management firm hired and a board elected.

The library receives funding from a property tax and from the state of Ohio’s Public Library Fund. The state fund has been reduced greatly and, therefore, the allocated amount to the library is less. Income from the endowment fund investments has been helpful with expenses that could not be funded by the library’s income.

Our community has a beautiful library thanks to a vision and countless hours of dedicated service. Many thanks to Deloris Parsons and to the people who contributed to start the fund, and to the caring people who continue to contribute.

For information about contributing to the Deloris C. Parsons Endowment Fund, a 501(c )(3) fund, please contact Jane Carle at the Kirtland Public Library, 440-256-7323.

Library Events

Holiday Hours

The library will be closed Dec. 24-26, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

Tuesday Storytimes

  • Family Storytimeat 10 a.m.
  • Lapsitat 10:45 a.m.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Party
Dec. 9 • 11 a.m.

Whether you have completed the program or are just hearing about it now, come celebrate with games, activities and snacks. We will have a special recognition for all those who have completed 1000 books.

Please register.

Gifts To Give
Dec. 10 • 1 p.m.

Create a couple of gifts to give this holiday season. For children in grades K-5. Please register.

Dec. 21 • 3:30 p.m.

Make yummy treats such as chocolate covered peanuts and chocolate covered raisins, perfect for giving this holiday season. Of course, we will sample them as well.

For children in grades 6-12. Please register.

Winter Reading Program: Read Until Ice Cream
Dec. 22 through Feb. 16, 2018

Pick up a reading log at the library and try to read for at least 20 minutes per day.

Register for our “End of Winter Reading Party,” at 11 a.m. Feb. 17, where we will celebrate with ice cream and games.

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