Library Foundation Seeks Nominee for Literacy Honor Roll

The Fund for the Future of Heights Libraries (FFHL) is currently seeking nominations for its 2018 FFHL Honor Roll. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, August 17, and should be sent via email to Sue Pardee at

Each nomination must include:

  • the name and contact information for both the nominee and the nominator
  • a description of the nominee’s relevant background, and
  • a statement as to why she/he should be chosen.

Chosen recipients will be officially inducted at a dinner banquet on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at the Dolan Center of John Carroll University at 5:00 p.m.

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’ mission of “Opening Doors, Opening Minds.” A Door Opener is someone who provides access to education, literature, and opportunity through literacy. A Mind Opener is someone who stimulates the minds of community members through literature and thoughtful discussion, or connections with though provoking ideas or individuals.

Tickets and sponsorships will be available soon.

Last year’s inaugural recipients were retired teacher and long-time Friends of the Heights Libraries volunteer John Jarvey, and dedicated teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages Marilyn McLaughlin.