In the News

‘FamilySpace’ program in Northeast Ohio libraries provide kids and parents a hub to play, learn and grow

(Sept. 2023)

FamilySpace is a program that’s hosted in Northeast Ohio libraries with a focus on giving families a safe place to unwind.
Launched in 2021, the program is a partnership between the Cuyahoga County Office of Early Childhood/Invest in Children, United Way of Greater Cleveland, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cleveland Public Library and Family Connections.
… The spaces act as a hub that also help families receive free services based on their needs and interests… In addition to connecting to resources, the FamilySpaces are also a place for the entire family.”

Read more here.

Family Connections 40th Anniversary Celebration

From Currents Magazine
(Sept. 2023)

“Family Connections celebrated 40 years of strengthening families in Northeast Ohio at a fundraising benefit hosted at the Music Box Supper Club on July 20.
The nonprofit organization engages families with young children (from birth to age six) to nurture social connections, enhance child development, and improve school readiness. It was first established in 1983 by two kindergarten teachers, Carolyn Grossman and Barbara Soules, who found that children were not ready for school and parents of young children often felt isolated.”