About Us

Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series is funded by the Giacoletto Foundation. The Giacoletto Foundation was established in 2007, fulfilling the wishes of the late Giacoletto brothers. Born in Clinton, Indiana, John worked for Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids and Lawrence was a professor of engineering at Michigan State University.

Additional funding is provided by:

  • Hills Bank and Trust
  • Friends of the Marion Public Library
  • Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library
  • Friends of the Hiawatha Public Library

Media support for the series has been provided by The Gazette.

Producing the author series are the three libraries that comprise the Metro Library Network.

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