From the Director

From the Director: July 2016

Summertime may be the time of year when many folks relax and reassess; however, for libraries summertime is another busy season when we work to support our community in many different ways. The most obvious way, of course, is through our summer reading programs. Our staff has created appealing programs for children, teens, and adults. While we encourage reading throughout the year, in summer, we stress the importance of reading for children and families to prevent the summer slide. We foster reading for fun in all forms and formats and in all kinds of places. Whether at the beach or at camp, Shaker Library is a virtual click away to connect you to your home community and your local reading resource.

This summer we were the first library in Cuyahoga County to pilot the exciting new project of lending HotSpots. You can borrow the device to access the internet free at home, in the car, or anywhere else!  HotSpots provide FREE internet access to smartphones, tablets, and other wireless-enabled devices through the T-Mobile cellular network.

We continue to collect and preserve information important to our community’s history in our Local History Collection, and we continue to share that information with our community and beyond. Recently, Shaker Library contributed items to an exhibit at the New York Public Library Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Governor Kasich has appointed Local History librarian Meghan Hays to the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board, which focuses on the preservation of and access to Ohio’s historical records.

We believe access to our material is important for everyone. To that end, we implemented a Three-for-Me card for children ages 12 and under, which allows them to borrow up to three children’s books from our library without a parent’s signature.  We also offer a number of Reading-Pays-Off-for-Teens programs throughout the summer, so teens ages 12 – 18 can read down their Shaker Library card fines to be eligible to use their cards.

Perhaps you call it reference or maybe research, either way, we call it help, and our librarians are ready to make sure that every person finds the information he or she seeks. Whether it’s an individual or a group, our librarians are here to help – summer fall, winter, and spring!

This summer, our Board of Trustees is also busy seeking a qualified applicant to fill the two-year unexpired term of Peter Anagnostos, who will resign August 1 due to a move outside our library district. Applications are available online and should be submitted by August 12, 2016.

Shaker Library is a busy, vibrant place that should be included in your summer plans.

Amy Switzer
Interim Director


From the Director: June 2016

In May we bid farewell to our longtime director Luren Dickinson. We wish him the best of luck in his new position in California.

June means school is out and it’s time for summer reading. This summer, our theme is Shaker Reads and our staff has planned exciting programs for children, teens, and adults. In addition to our regular summer offerings, we will offer Snacks and Stories every afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Main Library.

Also new this year is our Adult Reading Challenge. OverDrive has generously pledged $1 (up to $500) for every book read and rated and we invite you to rise to our challenge and read this summer. Want to learn what’s hot this summer? Join us in the Woods Reading Garden Wednesday evening June 8 when our librarians will offer the scoop on new, not-to-be-missed books.

Summer reading prizes and incentives make reading fun for all. Thanks to the sustained support of our Friends of the Shaker Library which has underwritten our summer reading programs for the past 36 years. Want to learn more about the Friends? Attend their Annual Meeting at 7 pm Monday, June 27 at Main Library when they recap their year, elect officers, and welcome author Gail Ghetia Bellamy, who will speak about Cleveland Food Memories.

Our collaboration with the League of Women Voters continues with an informative discussion on internet bandwidth at 7 pm Thursday, June 9 at Main Library. PubReads at the Larchmere Tavern and staff visits to the First Baptist Church Farmer’s Market find our staff busy in the community as well as in the library.

We have reinstated Play and Learn Babies – a special room on the Main Library second floor just for parents and babies from birth to 12 months –  every Thursday morning.

Finally, we look forward to The Folger Shakespeare Library First Folio tour at Cleveland Public Library from June 20 to July 20.

This summer, Shaker Reads. Please join us.

Amy Switzer
Interim Director

From the Director: May 1, 2016

thumbnail_cupolaAdieu!  I have too grieved a heart to take a tedious leave.”  Merchant of Venice, Act II, Scene VII

After 11 years at Shaker Library, this is my last Director’s message.  I will retire at the end of the month to take a position with the Beaumont Library District in California in June.  It will be a homecoming of sorts because I spent a decade and a half in the “Golden State” during my younger years.  It is where I met my “Buckeye” wife, had some early library jobs, completed a two-year MLS program at UCLA, and where both of our children were born.

When I arrived in Shaker Heights in 2005, I dug out the last report written by my predecessor.  The challenges she identified for the library were: “1) filtering of the Internet; 2) the Library and Local Government Support Fund (LLGSF); 3) the charge to save money; and 4) regionalism as a threat to the independence of the Shaker Heights Public Library.”

As it turned out, Internet filtering has not been a huge issue.  The LLGSF, on the other hand, became the PLF (Public Library Fund) in 2008 and was severely cut in 2009.  As a result, the ability to “save money” became difficult because overall operations had to be reduced to deal with both the loss of state funds and the decline in property tax valuations.  “Regionalism” died away, but the issue of an “independent” Shaker Library is still raised.

Within weeks of taking the helm, my analysis of the library’s situation was that: “First and foremost, there are building and infrastructure needs, especially at the Main Library.  Roofing and carpeting need immediate attention.  Other large components to be addressed are the updating of technology and the improvement of security systems to protect our collections.  In addition, we need to continue to find better ways to serve the youth of the community; to improve internal communications; to standardize policies and procedures and to establish organizational goals, objectives, and action steps.”

The roofing and carpeting work was accomplished in short order and somewhat overshadowed by the eventual renovation of the unfinished Main Library areas in 2011, which resulted in the expanded Computer Center, Training Lab, and staff spaces, as well as the Community Entrepreneurial Office.  Technological capabilities have been greatly standardized and upgraded over the past 11 years, especially during the renovation.

Likewise, security systems were improved for both collections and public safety.  We made significant strides in reaching out to youth with a major component being the MyCom program, which has brought more than $1.5 million in funding to the community for out-of-school-time activities, including more than a third of that amount for summer jobs.

Communication both externally and internally has been improved with the new website that was unveiled in 2014 and the staff intranet in 2015.  Major strategic planning efforts have resulted in many other enhancements, such as the development of comprehensive policies and procedures.

I cannot leave without thanking everyone for their support, including partners like Friends of the Shaker Library, and I hope you will provide the same to Deputy Director Amy Switzer who will become Interim Director later this month while the Library Board conducts a national search for a new Director!

Luren E. Dickinson, Director


From the Director: April 1, 2016

“Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene V

A public library has many roles and one of them has been described as being an incubator for the arts.  This is the time of year when many of the arts are promoted.  March 19 was National Quilting Day. April is National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, and April 21 is National Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Traditionally, the Arts are divided into architecture, sculpture, painting, music, poetry, dance and theater/cinema, but have more broadly included textile arts, photography, graphic arts, crafts, etc. Shaker Library promotes all of the arts through its many art-related exhibits and programs. The Cavani String Quartet performance at Main Library in late January and the African-American Quilt exhibit in February are just two recent examples.

Perhaps the premiere Shaker Library art event is the Barbara Luton Art Competition, now in its 17th year.  Submissions are juried and the best pieces receive awards with the Best of Show being purchased by the library and displayed for the community to enjoy for years to come.  The 2016 gallery-opening reception and awards ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Main Library. This year’s exhibit of local art will be available for viewing on the Main Library second floor through May 1.

The library’s art programs are not limited to adults either.  For youth ages 8 to 11, we will offer 2D Video Game Design Classes from 4:15-6:15 p.m. every Wednesday, April 6 through May 11 and 3D Video Game Design classes for youth ages 12 – 15 in the Main Library’s second floor Training Lab from 4- 6 p.m. every Thursday, April 7 through May 12. Participants will be taught skills by experts from Funutation Tech Camps so that they can create their own 3D video games.  The Teen Center will sponsor “5-Minute Poetry for Teens!” this month.  This drop-in program will take place from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, through Thursday, April 28, and will include a unique experience each day.

Saturday afternoon, April 9 we will collaborate with Literary Cleveland when to offer Vital Signs, a poetry workshop with Susan Grimm. Friday, April 29, school-aged prize winners will be announced at the Poster and PoeTree Contest Awards Ceremony, co-sponsored with the City’s Advisory Board, at 4 p.m. at Main Library.  And early next month, at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening, May 6, Shaker Library will host Art Exposed VII with the Shaker Heights High School Art Department.

Of course, we also offer our ongoing Knit Night and Knit Morning programs, the new Coloring Club for Adults, and Poetry in the Woods,the longest running public library series of its type in Ohio!  Even the Library Board is getting into one of the arts—architecture—as it continues working with HBM Architects to refine the renovation possibilities for both the Main Library and Bertram Woods Branch.

Check the Shaker Library website regularly for the dates and times of all our programs and events. While you are there, check out Billy the Bard on the Shakespeare Cam as he promotes the upcoming First Folio exhibit in June and July at Cleveland Public Library.

Luren E. Dickinson, Director


From the Director: March 1, 2016

“We know what we are, but not what we may be.”
―William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act IV, Scene V

What is the measure of quality library service today? This question is being asked around the country as libraries wrestle with meeting expectations in today’s technological world. People are still using libraries, but differently. How do we meet the changing needs of the public, and are there ways to track our success?

The traditional statistic used by libraries has been to count the number of items checked out to customers. Those numbers ballooned beginning in the 1980s as libraries became a magnet for new users who were interested in music cassettes, books on tape, and the new videocassettes. Over the years, formats changed to CDs and DVDs, but the numbers continued to grow. With the growth of Internet and online access to music, audiobooks, and movies, however, the “video bubble” burst about five years ago and we are now experiencing a dramatic decline in the checkout of audiovisual items as reflected in the chart below.

video bubble

At the same time, the number of books borrowed by the public is declining but at a much lower rate than AV items, while the use of eBooks continues to grow significantly. In fact, for the months of January and February, the circulation of eBooks purchased and restricted to use by Shaker Library cardholders only (and not available to other CLEVNET users) has doubled over the same time last year. If trends continue, the number of physical books and the number of eBooks borrowed should be about equal by the year 2026 with overall “book” circulation about the same as it has been over the past 40 years!

For the future, best practices include providing group study and meeting room space, which Shaker Library has offered for decades; experimenting with new things like hotspots, makerspaces, etc.; removing barriers to access (such as restrictive policies, excessive fines and fees, etc.), and giving the public what it wants whether it might be as non-traditional as cake pans and gardening tools! The latest in strategic planning for libraries is to gear their objectives not just to community needs, but also to solving community problems. New job titles like  Community Engagement Librarian reflect this approach, but good librarians, including Shaker Library staff, have always been involved in their communities and have looked for ways to help their citizens advance.

Luren E. Dickinson, Director

From the Director: February 1, 2016

“Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” Macbeth, Act IV, Scene I

The aging infrastructure of Shaker Library’s Main facility was quite noticeable to staff and public alike Tuesday, January 19, when the building was opened  following the MLK Day holiday.  The trouble?  No fire burn, and cauldron bubble! The 23-year-old, dual-boiler system had stopped working sometime between closing on Sunday and opening on Tuesday.  Interior temperatures had fallen below 50 degrees, as it was quite frigid outside that day. While the boilers were eventually restarted, it was taking  too long to heat the building so it was necessary to close for the health and comfort of all.

Despite that setback, excellent progress was made during the month with the installation of new HVAC controls throughout the building.  The expected completion date for the entire project is early February.  The new system is web accessible, providing staff the ability to  monitor and adjust temperatures on a room-by-room or area-by-area basis.

No matter how great the controls, however, they are only as good as the boilers and air conditioning system units to which they are connected!  The actual replacement of the controls system was recommended in the Facilities Assessment and Maintenance Master Plan prepared by HBM Architects and presented to the library in April 2014. We are on schedule with the maintenance timeline in terms of installing the new “building automation system” slated for 2016.  In fact, we are actually ahead of schedule because the current project also includes replacement of VAV boxes—Variable Air Volume devices—that  keep each thermostatically controlled room or area at the desired level of heating or cooling, which were listed to be done in 2017.

Another bit of good news is that the cost of the current controls project will be well under $120,000, which compares quite favorably to the scheduled estimate of more than $300,000!  Nonetheless, Shaker Library still faces facility and maintenance costs approaching $4 million at the Main Library and $1 million at the Bertram Woods Branch over the next 10 years, including nearly a half million dollars to replace the boilers and the chiller at their end of life in 2019!

In light of the survey last summer that measured the attitudes of residents about Shaker Library, the Library Board will continue its strategic planning efforts to provide the best service for the community. The Library hired the R Strategy Group to assist in its efforts to inform the public of the need for long-term improvements.  Secondly, the Board will look at a variety of options for enhancing facilities and services with the bottom line of maximizing the use of tax dollars.

Luren E. Dickinson, Director

From the Director: January 2016

“If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.” Macbeth, Act I, Scene III

As we enter a new year, it is wise to take stock of how we fared in the past year.  2015 was a good year for Shaker Library. More than a million items were checked out for the 15th consecutive year! That is quite an accomplishment considering the competition from Amazon, Redbox, Netflix, cable providers, and the Internet in general!

Considering that the 1,000,000 milestone was first achieved in 1996 and that this level has only been accomplished 17 times in the library’s history, it is even more amazing that the streak has continued uninterrupted for a decade and a half.  It is certainly remarkable that our figures this past year were so good considering the construction projects in and around both library locations, including work on Fayette, Chagrin, Warrensville and Van Aken, as well as construction of the new Lee Road RTA stop, which is nearing completion.

It is not difficult to understand why the circulation of physical library materials has plateaued in recent years with the advent of more digital devices and the availability of content via downloading and streaming. Shaker Library marked its record number of checkouts in 2008. That year was also a record for the most print and non-print items checked out in the history of the library.

The year 2015 still holds up well when compared to past years. The use of electronic material continues to climb with an all-time record of nearly 60,000 uses, a 30% increase over 2014.  That figure represents nearly 6% of the overall total annual circulation, a 50% share increase compared to the just under 4% of total circulation the previous year.  Perhaps in tandem with the increased use of eMedia, use of the library website was up more than 25% over the past twelve months.

The number of people visiting the library also seems to be stabilizing on a year-to-year basis. Attendance at programs climbed slightly, even though fewer programs were offered!  Public use of meeting rooms continues to be steady as does the use of public computer workstations.  The latter may be leveling off, but due to a switch in the computer time-management software, a valid statistical comparison cannot be made until later in 2016.

One of 2015’s notable accomplishments was the first joint countywide summer reading program, “Make Your Summer Count,” in collaboration with several other library systems and cultural institutions. While the program was successful, the joint effort in 2016 will focus on a program during September’s Library Card Sign-Up Month to put library cards in the hands of all school children in Cuyahoga County.

In 2016, Shaker Library will offer more STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) programs for youth, and will provide additional support to Family Connections to enable the “Play & Learn Babies” program to be brought back to the schedule in April. Cooperative efforts continue with the Shaker Schools in terms of the achievement gap, art exhibits, early childhood education, and reading improvement.  The Library will also participate with the Schools in its planning process for facilities.

Using endowment funds, the Library has engaged the services of R Strategy Group to begin an education program to make the public more aware of the library’s financial obligations due to costly maintenance and facility needs.

happy new year2Cleveland Public Library and Shaker Library collaborated on a grant to display Shakespeare and His First Folio. Offered by the American Library Association Public Programs Office, in collaboration with the Folger Shakespeare Library and Cincinnati Museum Center, the tour is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Because we were selected to display the exhibit at Cleveland Public Library from June 20 -July 30, we have declared 2016 “The Year of the Bard.”

In a lighter vein, the library’s bobblehead mascot, “Billy the Bard,” will represent Shaker Library all year—even on holidays!  Follow him on the library’s “Shakespeare Cam,” to see what he’s up to throughout the year!

Luren E. Dickinson, Director

From the Director: December 2015


“In my stars I am above thee; but be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.”  –Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene V

Cleveland Public Library, Great Lakes Theater, Shaker Library, and other grant participants learned recently that they were selected to host “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare.” This exhibition will travel to more than 50 locations next year, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare, the famous poet and playwright, is regarded by most as the greatest writer of the English language. He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564, died there in 1616, and has been called England’s national poet, the “Bard of Avon.”

In celebration of the many activities surrounding the exhibit, Shaker Library has declared 2016 as the “Year of the Bard.” We hope to draw people to the library’s website through the use of a 24-hour-a-day “Shakespeare Cam,” featuring our bobblehead mascot, “Billy the Bard.” He will help publicize “Bard-related” events, including a performance at the Main Library, as well as other library programs throughout the year.

The actual “First Folio” will be housed in a secure, climate-controlled case within the Rare Books Room at Cleveland Public Library from June 20 to July 30, where it will be available for public viewing. Cleveland is one of only five public libraries to host the Folio—the other locations being 23 museums, 20 universities, three historical societies, and a theater. Published in 1623, just seven years after Shakespeare died, it is one of 80 copies owned by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, among just over 200 in existence worldwide. Single copies have been valued in excess of $5 million dollars!

Grant funding for the exhibit comes from the American Library Association in collaboration with “the Folger” and the Cincinnati Museum Center, and includes major support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as generous donations from and Vinton and Sigrid Cerf.

Visitors will be able to view the valuable volume, which contains 36 of 38 plays written by Shakespeare, including all but two of his lesser known comedies: Pericles, Prince of Tyre, and The Two Noble Kinsman. At each site, the First Folio will be opened to the most quoted line from Hamlet, “to be, or not to be, that is the question.” The exhibit will be accompanied by six interpretive panels with background information on the Folio, Shakespeare, and his times, exploring his impact then and now. Digital content and interactive activities will also be included.

Since Tuesday, December 1 is Giving Tuesday and since December is the season of giving, may I suggest a donation to the Library, the Library Endowment Fund, or the Friends of the Shaker Library? Your gift will help sustain the library and the Friends. Please consider a gift to benefit all readers. I thank you in advance in the words of Shakespeare, who said, “I can no other answer make, but thanks, and thanks.”

Be sure to follow “Billy the Bard” at beginning December 31 and January 1 when he will celebrate the New Year. Watch for him daily when he will celebrate a variety of dates, including January 7 (National Bobblehead Day) and February 5 (The Friends’ “Literary Libations III” featuring drinks from Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas), March 2 (Read Across America Day), April 4 (Opening Day at Progressive Field), and many more!

Luren E. Dickinson, Director

From the Director: November 2015

The New York Times recently published an opinion piece entitled, “Reinventing the Library,” by Argentinian-Canadian author, Alberto Manguel.  He warns that today “the principal danger facing libraries comes. . .from ill-considered changes that may cause libraries to lose their triple role,” which he defines as

  • preserving society’s memories,
  • providing the materials and tools to navigate those memories, and
  • maintaining the library as a symbol of our collective identity.

One could quibble as to whether his definition of the library’s role is accurate.  He certainly knows a great deal about the history of libraries and spends a considerable time describing antiquity’s famous Library of Alexandria.  But when it comes to libraries in the United States during this current era, he appears to be a bit out of touch.

He says that libraries have been “mere storage rooms of a technology deemed defunct” since the mid-20th century!  How can that be when the personal computer as popularized by the IBM-PC dates only from 1981?  The Internet itself was still in its infancy in the mid-1990s and eBook sales did not begin to make inroads into print book sales until this very decade!

The opinion writer goes on to say that “Most libraries today are used less to borrow books than to seek protection from harsh weather and to find jobs online. . .,” which is a completely outrageous statement! It might interest him to know that even though circulation has declined from all-time record levels nationally over the last five years or so, Shaker Library circulated 16% more BOOKS in 2014 than it did forty years ago in 1974!  So much for a “defunct” technology!

I think the author may be trying to help libraries.  He does say that the public “must be prepared to invest. . .more, not less funds” in libraries to allow the reinvention of services to take place.  But he may be doing more harm than good because of the way he describes library services of today.

His commentary emphasizes the homeless and those requiring social services, customers that are certainly overwhelming some urban libraries.  But that is not the case across the nation. Likewise, he talks about American librarians “routinely” giving “medical care” when the vast majority of professional librarians make it a point not to give advice in the areas of health, the law, and taxes!

Most everyone agrees that libraries are not child care providers, but he goes to the extreme to say that a library is not “a nursery or a fun fair” and singles out an Ohio library that offers “pajama parties.”  This librarian may not go back to the Library of Alexandria, but he certainly remembers other Ohio libraries that hosted pajama story times going back 40 years ago!  And Shaker Library has hosted the Play & Learn Station, a developmental literacy and learning center since the late 1990s, because we know that young children learn better through play. Play is a child’s work.

Libraries are certainly evolving, just like all other parts of society.  The columnist was obviously well intended, but he could have taken a more positive approach and described the way that many libraries are adapting to new technologies by introducing exciting new formats and services, such as preloaded tablets and innovation labs, while continuing to provide the traditional items and programs that many, if not most, still demand!

Luren E. Dickinson, Director

In Memoriam: Barbara Luton

Barbara C. Luton: December 26, 1928 – October 15, 2015
Barbara C. Lubarbara lutonton passed away peacefully in Portland, Maine in the early morning hours on October 15, 2015. Barbara was born to Colin and Ruth Campbell in Newton, Massachusetts on December 26, 1928. She admitted as a child to feeling a bit cheated by having Christmas overshadow her birthday (people would give her a “combination” gift, she explained). Barbara and her younger sister Nancy wore orange on St. Patrick’s Day, sang in the church choir (though she told the hospice chaplain that she “was beyond all that”), worked as a page at the local library and enjoyed sledding, ice skating and school. She attended Mather College of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. There she met Michael Luton, an Englishman studying American History. Upon graduation they moved to England and married in 1952. Joanne was born and Peter followed. The family returned to the United States on the Queen Mary in 1957 and settled in Cleveland, Ohio.

When the children were little, Barbara began her career with the Shaker Heights Public Library. Barbara reveled in books and earned her Master’s in Library Science. She advanced through the library system and served as Director for 20 years until retirement in 1994. Barbara guided the Library from a card catalogue and rubber stamp, brick and book institution into a digital and information technologies center of discovery and service, from a traditional whispering space to a contemporary, vibrant community resource. She promoted the values of libraries and literacy and voted for every school and library levy. In retirement Barbara wrote book reviews for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and planned numerous literacy and bibliophile events.
A determined walker, Barbara took long, arm-swinging rambles on the beach, through the town and in and out of park trails. She and Michael traveled enthusiastically. She loved the theater and the symphony and could knit while reading. Barbara’s feisty resolve and core of integrity and independence inspired and sustained her personally and professionally. She had opinions and spoke her mind with wit and without malice.

For many years Barbara and Michael gathered her sister, children and grandchildren at Goose Rocks Beach, Maine for sand castles, beach hiking, bird watching, laughter and lobsters. Visits with grandchildren highlighted each year, and much time was spent playing trains on the floor, reading stories, telling stories, watching enthusiasms blossom and values mature.
Barbara and Michael moved to The Cedars in Portland, Maine in 2010 where they enjoyed their neighbors and deeply appreciated the thoughtfulness of all the staff.
Barbara is predeceased by Michael Luton and Nancy Ricker, brother-in-law Colin Cornwall, and nephew Steev Cornwall. She is survived by her children Joanne Allen (Jonathan), Peter Luton (Linda Berg), grandchildren, Katherine Allen (Aaron Putnam), Emily Giarrocco (Brian), Colin Luton and Seth Luton. Also, survived by niece Debby Roy (Tom), and cousin Fred Campbell (Deanna), sister-in-law Enid Cornwall, and niece and nephews Philippa (Kevin) Bishop, Andrew Cornwall, and Jonathan (Naomi) Cornwall.

A family celebration of Barbara Luton will be held this summer at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA. Barbara’s kindness and generosity, her civic mindedness, her dry wit and her devotion to family and friends remain to bless the world. Memorial gifts in her honor may be sent to the Shaker Heights Public Library, 16500 Van Aken Boulevard, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120, or to a charity of your choice.