Join Us!

Learn more about Issue 7, the 1.9 mill operating levy FOR Shaker Library.

Bring your questions, we'll bring answers

Thursday, April 19

7pm at the Shaker High School Small Auditorium

A Meeting of the Shaker Democratic Club

Attend the next meeting of the Shaker Heights Democratic Club.

FOR Shaker Library representatives will face off against representatives of the organized opposition to the levy at that meeting. 

Place: The Dealership,

Time: Tuesday, April 3 at 7-8:30 p.m. 

This event is free and open to the public.  Please attend to show your support. 

Committee FOR Shaker Library thanks you (and asks for two more actions)!

Wow! Thanks for attending "Writers in Residence: A Fundraiser to Support the Shaker Library Levy!"

Thanks to YOU, we raised more than $8,000! And almost every dollar will go directly into the fund we'll use to print yard signs, pay for mailings, and other campaign activities.

Catering was provided by volunteers...the Hollingsworths provided a very special venue...15 authors donated their afternoon to sign books in support of our library came from Guilford Gardens...cookies from Sugar Arts Bakehouse...invitation printing underwritten by Doreen and Irving Katz...and all of your bought tickets!

Your support has energized our committee -- and we hope you'll stick with us through the campaign.

Here are two more actions you can take now:

  1. Please endorse the levy on our website.
  2. Help us spread the word! Please forward this message to a friend.


You can also LIKE us on Facebook and ask your Shaker friends and neighbors to do the same!

Find more information at or email any questions you may have to and one of us will be happy to get back with you.

Thank you in advance for your support of OUR Shaker Library and all of the great work it does for Shaker residents!


This one is in the books, folks! 


Thank you to all who donated, attended, and enjoyed the evening with friends and neighbors. The party may be over, but you can still donate, endorse, volunteer, or request a yard sign!


Show Your Support

Endorse The Levy!

Leave a quick note telling us why you support the Shaker Heights Public Library!

Shaker has one of the best local libraries in the country. Shaker residents depend on it and it’s one of Shaker’s most valuable assets.

The library’s buildings, though, are getting old and breaking down. It’s getting too expensive to just keep patching over problems that keep getting worse. The Library Board is asking voters to support a 1.9 mill increase to fix its buildings and expand its operations, which is roughly 18¢ a day for every $100,000 of home value.

The library’s property tax is a tiny part of Shaker’s total local property taxes – just 2%. This is the first time in 20 years that the library is asking for a millage increase. For all the good it does, we think our library is worth it.

Giving away all of Shaker Library’s assets to the Cuyahoga County Library is a bad idea. It won’t save Shaker residents much money – just 11¢ a day for every $100,000 in home value. That won’t make my life any better, but it could make the lives of people who depend on Shaker Library a lot worse.

The County Library has made NO promises about what they’ll do in Shaker. Shaker residents can make better decisions about our library services here in Shaker than the County Library can in Parma.

Shaker has spent 80 years building a GREAT, independent, local library. We should make a small investment to make it even better – not give it away for pocket-change.

Please speak out in support of the Shaker Library levy.