The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC), a non-profit visual arts organization is allocating the Cuyahoga Falls Library with $4,000 to bolster children’s arts programs. The support is made possible through a generous Pegs Foundation grant to CVAC.

The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center advocates for a greater understanding of the visual arts through the promotion of art education, exhibition and community engagement. Danielle Dieterich, Executive Director, approached the library with a proposal to help expand arts programming to a younger audience.

"We offer a wide variety of programming for students through adult, so the CVAC was looking to increase our offerings for preschool and school-age children. The library was eager to help us achieve this goal through our partnership," Dieterich commented.

The library is currently planning up to six new or enhanced art programs through the support of the CVAC. In November and December, the department will offer special holiday storytimes with a themed art project. In the winter, monthly art programming for preschool through first grade will be held during evenings and weekends so children in school can attend. The funding will extend through the fall of 2020 with "Art in Nature," "Based on the Book," and "Art for Dramatic Play" programs.

"We are thrilled to be the recipient of this support from CVAC as our community is hungry for arts programming," said Beth Sucharzewski, Children’s Department Manager. "This new relationship is a wonderful opportunity to increase our offerings."

"Our hope is this partnership with CVAC will continue to foster interest in arts and culture within Cuyahoga Falls," commented Valerie Kocin, Director.

To learn more about upcoming children’s programming visit To learn more about the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center workshops, exhibitions, classes and more visit

In picture: Angela Williams (Children’s Librarian) assisting young patron during children’s programming.