Browns help promote Summer Reading Program

Posted May 1, 2013

The Browns spent Tuesday afternoon helping to promote the Cuyahoga County Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

By: Brittany Young

On Tuesday, April 30, the Cleveland Browns headed out to Dentzler Elementary School in Parma to encourage kids to continue reading even once school ends for the year. Long-snapper Christian Yount and fullback Owen Marecic joined 500 kids for a school-wide assembly to help the Cuyahoga County Public Library promote their 2013 Summer Reading Program themed as ‘Build Your Brain.’

To kick off the event, staff from the Parma Branch led kids in a fun skit about their local library branch. Following the skit, Yount and Marecic each represented a team as a handful of lucky students were selected to join each player in a building competition to go along with the Summer Reading Program theme. Each team was timed for one minute to see who could build the tallest structure with cups, the “coolest” creature and even the tallest ice cream cone. Fellow students cheered on their favorite team in the school’s gym.

Following the friendly competition, Yount and Marecic answered questions from students including their favorite books growing up, favorite subject in school and many more.

“My favorite subject growing up was history”, said Yount, “I enjoyed learning about the past and all the great things that led us to where we are today”.

When asked what his last thing he read, Marecic answered, “Definitely it was my playbook. Reading can mean all kinds of things. I read my playbook to prepare for games with my teammates. I love to do crossword puzzles. Even though that is not normally what you would think reading is, it is still building your brain and your mind.”

Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 2013 Summer Reading Program will run from June 1 through Aug. 3. The Browns have proudly supported reading programs through Cuyahoga County Public Library over the years. Coming this fall, the Browns and Cuyahoga County Public Library will kick off their Touchdown for Reading program in partnership with Cleveland Clinic.

About Cuyahoga County Public Library

As Cuyahoga County Public Library celebrates 90 years of service to the community in 2013, they remain committed to our mission of being at the center of community life by creating an environment where reading, lifelong learning and civic engagement thrive and our vision to be the most convenient library system in the country. For further information, visit

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