Cleveland: A day full of family-friendly fun at Cleveland
Public Library’s (CPL) Ohio Library for the Blind & Physically
Disabled (OLBPD) is planned for Wednesday, July 16, 2014
from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at 17121 Lake Shore Boulevard. Patrons
of OLBPD and their loved ones are welcome to join in this
annual, free event.
annual event for OLBPD is one that showcases the library as a
place for everyone, no matter what their physical limitations
may be,” said Felton Thomas, Director of CPL. “Through a
variety of programming and family-friendly activities, this is a
day dedicated to the patrons we proudly serve at OLBPD.”
speakers include Terry Pluto, sports and faith columnist
for The Plain Dealer, and the author of twenty-three
books. He has twice been honored by the Associated Press Sports
Editors as the nation’s top sports columnist for medium-sized
newspapers and is a nine-time winner of the Ohio Sports Writer
of the Year.
joining the day as a featured speaker is Vickie Collins,
National Library Service (NLS) Network Services Section Head.
Collins oversees NLS network consultants, who are assigned
special liaison responsibilities to individual network libraries
to facilitate communication between NLS and network libraries,
and collects information on specific problems and conveys these
issues to NLS.
Highlights of the day include:
Tours of OLBPD’s Sensory Garden with flowers, herbs, and
plants specially selected for their bloom, fragrance, taste,
Exhibitors including representatives from the Cleveland
Sight Center’s “Eye-dea Shop,” Magnifiers and More, Veterans
Administration, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Walmart Low
Vision Center, and more.
Beverly Cain, the State Librarian of Ohio, will share
Tracy Grimm, the Head of the Talking Book Program at the
State Library, will share information and answer questions
about digital talking book players and equipment.
refreshments will be provided. For further information or to
register for Family Fun & Learning Day, contact OLBPD at