Children’s Book Drive

Book DriveCuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) is accepting donations of new and gently used children’s picture books and baby board books to benefit Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide.  Reach Out and Read was founded in 1989 with its first program at Boston City Hospital. By 2001, Reach Out and Read spread to all 50 states, with almost 1,500 sites distributing 1.6 million books per year!

The book drive will be held from Monday, January 4th through Monday, January 18, 2016. Donations can be made at any CCPL branch location. For more information, go to

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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