Community Reads Presentations @ Stony Ridge Branch Library

Join our 2023 Community Reads Program, featuring: A Place Called Home: a memoir by David Ambroz.

A Place Called Home tells David Ambroz's story of growing up homeless and in the foster care system. His narrative details an experience that is familiar to so many young people who have been systematically overlooked and unprotected. A Place Called Home, which was Zibby Owens 2022 Book of the Year, is a survival story, opening the readers eyes to the nation's broken foster care system.


Join us on April 17 for presentations from our guest speakers Kennedy Hall and Kristen Leverton .

Kennedy Hall is a lead caseworker for Kids Count Too! Inc. She will be giving a presentation about their Foster Care and Adoption Agency.

Kristen Leverton is the Director of the Wood County CASA program. She will share her experience of being an advocate for children in the court system.


Event Schedule:

  • Pick up a copy at Pemberville, Stony Ridge, and Luckey libraries starting February 27.
  • Monday, April 3 - 6:30 p.m at Pemberville Public Library
    • Presentations by Brianna Gillis from Wood County Job and Family Services and Tara Sarver who is a foster parent from the Eastwood School District.
  • Monday, April 10 - 6:30 p.m at Luckey Branch Library
    • Book Discussion Part 1
  • Monday, April 17 - 6:30 p.m at Stony Ridge Branch Library
    • Presentations by Kennedy Hall from Kids Count Too! Inc, and Kristen Leverton the Director of Wood County CASA.
  • Monday, April 24 - 6:30 p.m at Pemberville Public Library
    • Book discussion Part 2.