PARMA (Oct. 28) -- Representative Kaptur joined congressional colleague Jim Renacci (OH-16) at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Parma branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library system.

Located between city hall and Parma Community General Hospital, the branch is the latest project to be completed as part of the county library system’s Facilities Master Plan.  

Congresswoman Kaptur and Congressman Renacci presented Executive Director Sari Feldman with a U.S. flag that was flown over the Capitol for the grand opening.

“What a remarkable asset for the community!” Congresswoman Kaptur exclaimed.  “It is more than a library—it’s the center of community life and it’s located right in the center of Ohio’s seventh largest city.


Photo by Brian Byrne, Northeast Ohio Media Group

“Congratulations to Mayor Tim DeGeeter and everyone in Parma. And thank you, Chairman (Bob) Varley and the Board of Trustees for believing in the community.”

Hundreds of Parma residents attended the grand opening ceremony and toured the 43,000-square-foot facility.

The new Parma Branch features:

  • public computer stations with high-speed Internet access;
  • thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, and other materials;
  • community meeting spaces;
  • an interactive Tech Wall that is truly state of the art; and,
  • an interactive entertaining children’s area—the Play, Learn and Grow space.