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, Kristen Leverton, and Tara Sarver.

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.

Tara Sarver is foster parent from the Eastwood School District. She will be giving insight her home life as a foster parent and what she had to do to be able to foster.


Event Schedule:

  • Monday, April 3 - 6:30 p.m at Pemberville Public Library
    • Presentation by Brianna Gillis from Wood County Job and Family Services.
  • 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, Kristen Leverton the Director of Wood County CASA, and Tara Sarver who is a foster parent from the Eastwood School District.
  • Monday, April 24 - 6:30 p.m at Pemberville Public Library
    • Book discussion Part 2.