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27
Oct

Thanks to our Zombie Runners!!

Thanks to all who participated in this year’s Zombie Run and Zom-Wee Run! We so appreciate your warm support on a cold day! Below, please find some great photos taken for us by Scot Mohler! Attached in this document (zombie-run-2015-all-runners-times-FINAL) are the race times; if you did not have your number tab removed at the …

27
Sep

Celebrate Banned Books Week by Buying Books at The BookShelf!!

Celebrate Banned Books Week by Buying Books at The BookShelf!! Medina County, OH: In celebration of Banned Books Week, Medina County’s BookShelf stores will be offering a “buy one, get one free” sale on all used titles in the store from Sept. 28 to Oct. 3. “We have a display of banned and challenged books …

15
Sep

Project: LEARN is Now Part of the Combined Federal Campaign

Thanks to the generosity of federal employees worldwide, the Combined Federal Campaign raised over $2 million for northeast Ohio non-profits last year. This year, Project: LEARN is pleased to be joining the campaign. Federal employees can check off up to five charities to support with payroll deductions from their paychecks. It’s a fast, easy way …

13
Jul

Change a Life: Become a Tutor for Project: LEARN

Change a life! Become a tutor! Project: LEARN offers training for potential volunteer tutors throughout the year. Project: LEARN’s mission is to improve lives and strengthen communities by helping adults improve fundamental skills in reading, problem solving, and the English language. Right now, we are experiencing a high demand for our services and we need …

12
Jul

Most Wanted Books

We are in search of several titles for summer reading for students in local school districts!  If you would be willing to donate your gently used copies of any of the following titles, we will happily provide you with a Buy 1, Get 1 Free coupon to use on any used book in the store!  …

25
May

Summer Book SALE for Kids, June 1st-June 6th

It’s summer!  Time to stock up on great summer reading for the kids!  Whether you need board books for the baby, beginner chapter books for the young elementary students, or teen reads for the high schoolers, The BookShelf has got you covered! All used children’s books at all three stores are on sale this week …

13
Jan

Save the Date for Match Wits 2015

Project: LEARN is preparing for another exciting evening of laughter and trivia at Coppertop at Cherokee Hills in Valley City!  Coppertop will again be the location of our very fun Match Wits event this year, where table teams of 8 people compete to become the trivia champs of Medina County.  We will have new categories, …

9
Jan

Buy Rick Noland’s Book, “Over Time” at the BookShelf

Longtime local sports columnist Rick Noland has just published a book of favorite stories from his over 30 years of sports reporting in Northeast Ohio.  Called “Over Time:  Favorite Sports Stories from the Last 30 Years,” it collects reporting, columns and stories from a colorful career in the always entertaining Northeast Ohio sports arenas.  From …

29
Nov

Please Donate to Project: LEARN on #GivingTuesday

Every holiday season, we observe Black Friday–big shopping deals on the day after Thanksgiving…and Cyber Monday–great deals from online retailers on the Monday after Thanksgiving.  But do you know about Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday is a global effort designed to encourage individuals and businesses to donate to charities, to improve lives all over the world.  …

25
Nov

Please Join Us for Our Annual Meeting and Holiday Party Potluck

We invite all Project: LEARN supporters, volunteers, friends and students to join us for our annual meeting and holiday party potluck.  The party will be held Monday, December 8th from 6:30pm-8pm at the Medina UCC Church, 217 E. Liberty Street, just off Medina Square.  Please bring a dish to share!  Please also RSVP to us …

17
Nov

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Sales and Specials at The BookShelf

This holiday season, find wonderful gifts for friends and family at The BookShelf!  For your shopping pleasure, we have sales going on each week from now until the end of the year.  Each week, a different type of book will be on sale, plus we have a few extra surprises…from November 21st through December 1st, …

13
Nov

Shop with The Raspberry and The Rose to Benefit Project: LEARN on December 4th

The Raspberry and The Rose has agreed to partner with Project: LEARN for an evening of shopping to benefit our organization! Stop in to the shop, located at 102 W. Washington Street, next to Hershey’s Barber Shop, on the evening of December 4th, and 20% of your purchase will benefit Project: LEARN!  The shop features …

30
Oct

Project: LEARN is Hiring

Project: LEARN of Medina County has been serving adult learners in this area for over 31 years. The organization has grown and changed dramatically during those years of service.  From our humble beginnings in a church basement, to the three vibrant bookstores that support our mission and house our tutoring operations, growth and change have …

27
Oct

Thanks to All Who Participated in our Zombie Run!

Project: LEARN of Medina County thanks the 160 runners and 44 zombies for participating in today’s 3<sup>rd</sup> Annual Run for Your Life Zombie Run at Buckeye Woods Park.  This year’s race, which began at the spooky time of 4pm on October 18th, had runners traversing a 5K course through the park while avoiding wandering bands …

21
Sep

Celebrate Banned Books Week with a Sale at the BookShelf

In celebration of Banned Books Week, Medina County’s BookShelf stores will be offering a sale on all hardcover books and trade paperbacks from Sept. 22-27. “Sometimes we take for granted the many freedoms afforded to us as Americans.  There are people who would like to censor reading material, especially in school settings.  Banned Books Week …

12
Sep

Jump Into Reading at Brunswick Library with Brunswick R.O.C.K.S

Brunswick  R.O.C.K.S. Again—Jump Into Reading on September 25th!  Brunswick, OH—Project: LEARN and Medina County District Library present Jump Into Reading on Thursday, September 25th from 6pm-8pm at Brunswick Library! For the fourth year, Project:  LEARN partnered with the Brunswick Library and staff from Brunswick City Schools to offer Brunswick R.O.C.K.S. to families with children who …

29
Aug

Sign Up NOW for Zombie Run 2014 Let’s Get Ready to…Stumble!

A great time was had by all at our Zombie Run in 2013…amazing zombie costumes, fast runners, and a gorgeous fall day made for an enjoyable way to support Project: LEARN.  We are ready to stumble into 2014 with our 3rd annual Zombie Run!  For all the event details, visit our event page here! Want …

18
Aug

Project: LEARN Receives Grant from Westfield Insurance Foundation

For Immediate Release August 18, 2014:  Project: LEARN of Medina County is the recipient of a $500 grant from Westfield Insurance Foundation’s Volunteer Grant Program.  Scott Snyder, Westfield employee and a volunteer with Project: LEARN of Medina County, was awarded the grant based on his volunteer commitment to the organization. Scott Snyder has volunteered 55 …

18
Jun

Project: LEARN’s Campaign 2014: A Student’s Story

Our dear friend and student, Reine Massaad, recently submitted this letter of support to Project: LEARN.  Please consider making a donation to Project: LEARN so we can expand our reach and help even more students in 2014 and beyond!  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the “Donate” button, or send your contribution …

16
Jun

Change a Life: Support Project: LEARN’s Campaign 2014

Imagine how scary it would be to arrive in the United States and not know one word of English besides “hello.”  How anxious you might be if you lost your job and knew that your lack of a high school diploma would be a huge barrier to applying for new jobs. The Medina County community …

16
Jun

Volunteer Larry Chorzelewski featured in Sun Newspaper

Larry Chorzelewski has volunteered for Project: LEARN since 2009.  He’s a bookstore volunteer, a tutor, and an integral part of the Project: LEARN family.  We were thrilled that he was featured in the Sun Newspaper this week.  To read the story, visit their website here.  Thanks, Larry, for all you do for Project: LEARN!  Want …

10
Jun

Tutor Training Scheduled for June 27th

Change a life!  Become a tutor! Project: LEARN offers training for potential volunteer tutors several times each year. Project: LEARN’s mission is to improve lives and strengthen communities by helping adults improve fundamental skills in reading, problem solving, and the English language. We need committed tutors who have the ability to connect and communicate with …

3
Jun

Join Us for the Kids Day of Play

Join the Medina BookShelf on Saturday, June 7th for the Kids Day of Play on Medina Square!!! We will have a Bookwalk from 11am-1pm, where kids 12 and under can try to win a free book.  We will host a book stacking contest from 1pm-3pm, where kids can try to make the tallest possible stack …

30
May

Summer Reading Program Books are IN

It’s summertime, and the kids are supposed to be working on their summer reading.  It can be a hassle to track down the books–perhaps the library doesn’t have enough copies, or you don’t like to order on-line.  As the only bookstores in Medina County, Project: LEARN’s The BookShelf is happy to help! We communicate with …

18
Mar

Bookshelf Stores are selling Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder by R. J. Palacio  has been selected  by the United Way, the Medina County District Library, and Wadsworth Public Library for the program called “One Book, One Community.”  The story introduces us to Auggie Pullman, a fifth grader born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to mainstream schooling until our story …

13
Mar

Match Wits 2014!

Project: LEARN will host Match Wits, a trivia contest for teams from throughout Medina County, on April 24th, 2014 at Coppertop at Cherokee Hills Golf Course in Valley City.  For more information on this fun event, please see our event page here!

25
Feb

Brunswick R.O.C.K.S. Again

Brunswick, OH—Project:  LEARN is partnering for the fourth year with the Brunswick Library and staff from Brunswick City Schools to offer Brunswick R.O.C.K.S. to families with children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall.  R.O.C.K.S. stands for Reading Opportunities Create Kindergarten Success.  Funded primarily through United Way of Medina County, the program will show …

6
Feb

Buehler’s River Styx Location Supports Project: LEARN

Throughout the month of February, Buehler’s River Styx employees will be donating gently used books to Project: LEARN.  In exchange for their donations, employees enjoy four “dress down” days at work.  Their books will be donated and shared among all three Project: Learn BookShelf locations. Books donated to The BookShelf are sold to support our …

30
Jan

Our Little Free Libraries in the Medina Sun

Project: LEARN is grateful to Eagle Scout candidate Corbin Cerny and the rest of his troop for the two wonderful Little Free Libraries he built and installed in Medina.  The concept of the Little Free Library is wonderful:  it’s a structure built to hold books, and community members can leave books for others, take books …

9
Jan

Attend our January Tutor Sessions

If you are interested in becoming a tutor for Project: LEARN in reading, math, English as a Second Language, or GED preparation, please make plans to attend one or both of our upcoming tutor training sessions at Medina Library. Project: LEARN offers training for potential volunteer tutors several times each year. Project: LEARN’s mission is …

8
Jan

Watch Project: LEARN on The Medina Minute

Recently, I had the chance to visit with Matt Wiederhold, Executive Director of Main Street Medina, for a video series called “The Medina Minute.”  We talked about how great it is to be a part of the Medina Square community.  To see our conversation, click on the video here: http://youtu.be/FaPn3FsoQyM

25
Nov

Make Plans to Attend our Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

Project: LEARN will host its annual meeting and holiday party on Monday, December 9th at 6:30pm at the Fellowship Hall of the Medina United Church of Christ, right off Medina Square at 217 East Liberty Street.  All students, volunteer tutors, BookShelf volunteers, staff members and board members are invited to come share a favorite dish, hear …

26
Oct

The Zombie Run was Ghoulish Fun

Thanks to the over 150 runners and 30 zombies who came out for Project: LEARN’s 2nd Annual Run for Your Life Zombie Run 5K race October 27th at Buckeye Woods Park in Medina. Fabulously sunny, cool weather and zombies eager for the chase made the day a huge success. Runners attached three “life flags” to …

17
Aug

BookShelf Stores Inspire Other Organizations to Start Their Own

In March, 2010, former Executive Director Linda Smalley spoke at a national convention for adult education about creating a used bookstore to support adult literacy.  Travis DiNicola, Executive Director for Indy Reads attended the session and said that the session made the convention worthwhile for him. He noted: “This is something that our board really …