To prepare for International Literacy Day, we posted some ways literacy empowers Cuyahoga County Library staff while at the Cleveland Book Week kick off event
Some of our attendees from our told us how literacy has empowered them in their lives.
We kicked off the day by sharing how literacy has empowered our staff members.
Laurie, our Director of Adult Literacy and Career Pathways, shares that literacy has given her opportunity and freedom! pic.twitter.com/pmbp5tNbpb
Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland explained how reading helped her find her voice.
We had mayors take part in the celebration too. Mayor Byrne of Parma Heights shared how he uses his literacy skills throughout his work day. Mayor Clough from Westlake shared why reading is so important and shared the book he is reading.
Cleveland State University President Berkman reminds everyone that reading can be empowering.
Felton Thomas, Director of the Cleveland Public Library, shared how important libraries are and how they can empower people everyday.
Margaret Bernstein, Director of Advocacy/Community for WKYC posted about how her love of books opened up the path for her journalism career.
Let’s get LIT, it’s ! Loving books turned me into a good writer which opened door to my journalism career pic.twitter.com/9n86Z7baw2
Cuyahoga Library posted great pictures all day with some insightful messages along with some awesome ways that literacy has empowered people.
“When you learn to read you will be born again…and you will never be quite so alone again.” – Rumer Godden #powerofwordsCLE
It’s International Literacy Day! How has literacy empowered you? #powerofwordsCLE
We were glad to have so many of the libraries join us for this important day. Ashtabula Library also joined in and shared the power of reading and books.
Books at Work always joins us on International Literacy Day. They shared some inspirational books to read along with why literacy is important.
St. Augustine Center helped us spread the message and they also spoke about how literacy inspires them while working with their adult learners.
We want to thank everyone who took part in this important day with us. We were able to show the city and the world how important literacy and reading are to the people of Cleveland.