Library foundation seeks 2020 literacy award nominations

2019 winners Charniece Holmes (left) and Amy Rosenbluth (right)

The Fund for the Future of Heights Libraries is currently seeking nominations for its 2020 Fund for the Future of Heights Libraries (FFHL) Honor Roll. Winners will be chosen by the FFHL board and will be celebrated at a virtual event this fall.

The honor is a lifetime achievement award, recognizing those who have made a sustained, outstanding contribution to the Cleveland Heights-University Heights community by promoting literacy or by educating through literacy.

Patterned after the Heights Libraries’ tagline “Opening Doors, Opening Minds,” the award recognizes both “door openers”—those who provide access to education, literature, and opportunity through literacy—and “mind openers”—those who stimulate the minds of community members through literature and thoughtful discussion, or through connections with thought-provoking ideas or individuals. The FFHL welcomes a diverse array of candidates who have contributed to the cultural and civic fabric of our community.

Past Recipients include:
2019: Amy Rosenbluth and Charniece Holmes
2018: Drapaudi Pradhan, Suzanne DeGaetano, and Rachel Wayne Nelson
2017: John Jarvey, and Marilyn McLaughlin

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, August 7 and should be sent via email to Chase Klingenstein at

Each nomination must include the name and contact information for both the nominee and the nominator. It must also include a description of the nominee’s relevant background, and a statement as to why they should be chosen.

If you are interested in joining the FFHL Board, please contact Nancy Levin at

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