Sid's Play, Learn, & Grow Space

We are continuing to raise funds to add additional elements to the Bay Village Library’s children’s play space that has been dedicated to Sid.


Yoga with Seed Yoga

August 9, 2022 at BayArts, Bay Village

All are welcome to a yoga session on the lawn of BayArts.



Sid’s Play, Learn, and Grow Space

The Bay Village Library holds a special spot in the heart of Sid, his mother, sister, and those that loved to go there with him. Sid, who is forever 4, grew up across the street from the former Bay Village library and went there with his family as often as they could. Letters fascinated Sid from infancy, he even had a favorite: X. After being diagnosed with autism at 20 months, Sid’s mom used books and letters as a calming tool. Sid began reading on his own at age 3 and always had a book with him. Sid’s favorite book was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. 

As friends of Sid we are raising funds to dedicate a space in the Children’s section of the new Bay Village library to our letter loving friend. It will be a space where you can find parents reading to children and making lasting, loving memories like the ones his mother and sister have from their time at the Bay Village Library with Sid. We hope that the space will be as meaningful to other families as the library was to Sid.

As we are half way to our goal of $100,000 we would like to thank all our donors! Without your generosity, there wouldn’t be a children’s play space at the library. Click below to see full listing!


A child without parents is an orphan, a husband without his wife is a widow.  There is no word for a mom who loses a child.  I don’t think there’s even a word close enough to truly describe the grief, hurt, and emptiness that my heart feels.  Sidney was born on March 11, 2011, weighing in at 9 pounds 1 ounce and 22 inches.  Right out of my belly, he completely captured my heart…


The Cuyahoga County Public Library System opened a new Bay Village branch on April 30, 2022. Sid’s Play, Learn, and Grow space is in the children’s section. Without our donation, there wouldn’t have been a play area in the children’s section. We continue to raise funds to expand the offerings in the space.

Please visit our Facebook page for upcoming
events and more to come at
SidsPlayLearnandGrowSpace Facebook page

Dollars Raised

Dollars to Raise

How to Help

1. Donate Online: Click the 'Donate Now' button to be linked to our online donation form.
2. Send a check: Write a check out to "Sid's Play, Learn, and Grow Space" and mail it to: Attn: Sid's Space, 31003 Arlington Circle, Bay Village, OH 44140
3. Volunteer: Want to sponsor an event, help organize, or volunteer at an event?  Please contact us at