New Policies at Project: LEARN’s BookShelf

Since Project: LEARN’s first BookShelf store opened in 2008, we have chosen to charge the customer a flat rate price for each type of book.  The sales tax on that book was calculated into the price. Going forward, we cannot maintain that pricing structure.  As our fixed costs have increased (rent, utilities, program materials, etc.), …


No Foolin’ at Medina High School to Benefit Project: LEARN!

Medina High School’s Improv Club will be holding a live improvisational comedy show on Friday, April 7th, at Medina High School’s Performing Arts Center. Proceeds from this event will benefit Project: LEARN!  We’re so grateful to the students for supporting our organization with their fun event! Tickets are available at all Medina Buehler’s locations, and …


Project: LEARN and The BookShelf CLOSED today, January 10, due to weather

Friends, we will be closed today, January 10th, 2017, due to icy conditions on the roadways.  Stay safe out there and we will see you tomorrow!


Tribute to Louise Hanko Brown

From left: Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell, Project: LEARN  board member Cindi White, Louise Hanko Brown, and Corbin Cerny, at the dedication of Corbin’s Little Free Library, November, 2013. All of us at Project: LEARN of Medina County were devastated to learn of the passing of Louise Hanko Brown.  Louise served as a board member of …


Join us for our Annual Meeting and Holiday Party!

  It’s that wonderful time of year, when we reflect on all we’ve accomplished and we look forward to a new year of challenges and student successes!  Please join us for our annual meeting and potluck dinner!  All in the Project: LEARN family are welcome–students, tutors, BookShelf volunteers, supporters and friends!  Bring your favorite dish …


A Month of Thanksgiving: What Makes a Good Tutor?

Joan Hovan has been a tutor with Project: LEARN of Medina County for many years.  Here are her thoughts on being a tutor: Joan:  “I didn’t have the opportunity to go to college.  I could have, I wanted to, but my generation did not have those opportunities. I didn’t get married until I was in …


A Month of Thanksgiving: Denise Loves Books!!

Denise Laux is the volunteer coordinator for Project: LEARN’s Brunswick BookShelf.  Here are her thoughts on why she likes to volunteer in our bookstore: I started with The Brunswick BookShelf the month it opened. For me, volunteering here was a lifesaver.  I needed to get out of the house. I had been very sick and …


A Month of Thankgsiving: Fran and The BookShelf

Fran Miller has volunteered at the Wadsworth BookShelf since just after the store opened in 2011.  Here’s one of her favorite stories about working in the store, and her thoughts about what she enjoys most about her volunteer experience: I was here the afternoon that the students from Central Intermediate School brought in 3,000 books.  …


A Month of Thanksgiving: “I Feel More ME”

  D. is a student at Project: LEARN working on improving her English language skills.  Her tutor, M., has been helping her for two years now.  This is their story: M:  Tutoring is really very stimulating.  I am a retired teacher; and this is a whole new perspective. I am able to use my training …


A Month of Thanksgiving: James’ Story

“A Month of Thanksgiving: James’ Story”   James has volunteered with Project: LEARN for over 3 years. We are sad to say that, after recently completing his Masters in Library Science at Kent State University, he is leaving us to take a position with Marion Public Library in Marion, Ohio. Before he left, he shared …


A Month of Thanksgiving: “We’re Partial to Chocolate!”

                  “We’re Partial to Chocolate” The scene:  the three Monday afternoon volunteers in Brunswick—Lynn, Rita and Gale—are telling stories about their volunteer time at The BookShelf, where one of their jobs is sorting and shelving donated books: Lynn:  We had a gentleman whose wife called and said …


Project: LEARN Celebrates A Month of Thanksgiving!

Welcome to A Month of Thanksgiving at Project: LEARN!  All month, we will be sharing stories with you about our students, volunteer tutors, store volunteers, and staff. We are grateful to the Medina County community for their support and encouragement of our mission to help adults learn to read, learn English as a second language, …


Project: LEARN and The BookShelf Closed for Labor Day

In observance of Labor Day, Project: LEARN and The BookShelf will be closed on Monday, September 5th.  Enjoy the long weekend, everyone!


New Shelves in Wadsworth, Thanks to Eagle Scout Candidate J.D. Webb!!

Project: Learn of Medina County extends our most sincere thanks to Eagle Scout candidate J.D. Webb of Wadsworth-based troop 512.  For his Eagle Scout project, he designed and built the gorgeous shelving unit pictured above.  As you will know if you’ve visited our Wadsworth BookShelf, it is located in a former bank office.  The old …


Brunswick BookShelf CLOSED Monday, August 8 for parking lot work

Good morning– We apologize, but our Brunswick BookShelf is closed today due to parking lot resurfacing.  We hope to reopen on Tuesday, August 9th.  Please call 330-723-1314 if you have questions or need information.  Thanks for your patience!


Thank You For Celebrating Harry Potter’s Birthday With Us!

Project: LEARN is thrilled with the wonderful turnout of fans to our Harry Potter Birthday Party on July 31st!  We had nearly 40 participants in our costume contest!  Fans enjoyed our selfie station, polyjuice potion punch, chocolate frogs and other treats, and picked up their copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  Thank you …


Join Us for Harry Potter’s Birthday Party on July 31st!!!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play set in the Harry Potter universe, will be released as a book on Sunday, July 31st, Harry Potter’s birthday!  In celebration, Project: LEARN’s Medina BookShelf location is hosting a Harry Potter Birthday Party on July 31st from 1pm to 3pm! Fans can preorder their book and …


Join us for a Book Signing by Judge James Kimbler!

Sigel Press, in collaboration with Project: LEARN, will host a book signing by Retired Judge James L. Kimbler on Thursday, June 23 from 5-7pm at the Medina County District Library, Community Room A,  210 South Broadway, Medina. Judge Kimbler will make a brief presentation and then autograph books. Practical Tips for Trial Attorneys is packed …


Summer Reading Time is Here!

  Required summer reading books are now in stock at The BookShelf!  We order new copies of the summer reading books assigned in the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth School Districts, and stock those books at our store closest to the district.  We also have a limited selection of required summer reading books for Buckeye and …


Match Wits 2016!!!

Do you want to test your trivia talents against the top trivia buffs in Medina County?  Then make plans to join us for Match Wits 2016!  All the details can be found on our Match Wits page here:


Brunswick and Medina Project: LEARN Locations Closed Feb. 11

Good morning, Medina County!  The snowy roads and hazardous conditions are worse in the northern part of the county, so Project: LEARN’s Brunswick and Medina locations will be closed today, Thursday, February 11th.  Wadsworth will be open unless conditions deteriorate.  If they close, we will update via Facebook and this web page.  Be safe out …


Celebrate the Holiday Season with Sales and Specials at the BookShelf!

We have lots of sales for your shopping pleasure at The BookShelf stores this holiday season! Stop in to see all the great books and special offers! We have our Project: SAVE coupon books again–for only $10, receive special savings throughout 2016 worth $28. New this year: Children’s Book version of our coupon books. A …