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Our Lady of The Wayside
38135 Colorado Ave, Avon, OH 44011
Our Lady of the Wayside is a charitable organization that provides residential services to people with mental andMore developmental disabilities. It serves 300 people in 43 homes in Lorain and Cuyahoga counties. Residents can participate in programs such as music therapy, equine therapy and computer training. The organization holds several fundraising events throughout the year.
Avon Lake Public Library
32649 Electric Blvd, Avon Lake, OH 44012

Avon Lake Public Library has traditional library services and partners with various institutions, suchMore as the Avon Lake Schools, the Lorain County Metro Parks, Avon Lake Community TV and civic organizations.

Greatly expanded in 1994, the 54,000-square-foot library sits on a beautiful wooded lot, provides 200 free parking places and meets the Kopf Family Reservation of the Lorain County Metro Parks on its south side.

For the past two years, the Library has been designated a "Top 10" HAPLR library in its service population category, according to Hennen's American Public Library Ratings. People visit the Library more than 250,000 times each year. The library is supported by both state and local funding. 

One of the library's more popular -- and unique -- features is DiscoveryWorks, a 3,200-square-foot area that features science-based hands-on exhibits for children. DiscoveryWorks is divided into areas for two age groups: infants through 7 years old and "tweens."

Community Resource Services
33501 Lake Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012

Community Resource Services is a privately run, non-profit agency that assists families and individuals in need inMore Avon and Avon Lake. CRS provides emergency aid, information, referrals and advocacy, transportation for senior citizens as well as help and support for families in need. The agency, working under the motto, "People Helping People," relies heavily on donations and the efforts of volunteers.

The organization has become a mainstay in the community as a resource for those in need. CRS just expanded its offices to include more storage for items to be donated. Its signature fundraising event is the annual charity ball, held each January. Other events, including the Buckeye Bash are held throughout the year. CRS represents the Salvation Army in Avon and Avon Lake. To locate CRS' offices go behind the building that house the Post Office and Pizza Cutter. Look for the red, white and blue heart.