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Ann Farmer, President

Ann Farmer, President

Ann is an original Third World Books Trustee, appointed Secretary  by Bob Cheshier in 1998. Chair of CAMO (Central American Medical Outreach Honduras) Literacy Committee a program of Third World Books  2013-present.

Education: National Cathedral School, BSN Western Reserve University, MSN Case Western Reserve University (Clinical Nurse specialist Community Health) + 34

Professional Experience: Staff nurse University Hospitals 1963-64 Faculty St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing 1965-68, School Nurse Shaker Heights City School District 1982-2003, Clinical Faculty CWRU/FPB 1982-2003

Volunteer Experience:  Global Mission Action Group St Paul’s Church 1996-present (chair 2007-2011), Co chair and founder of Armed Services Outreach Group St Paul’s Cleveland Heights 2007 -present, Kids in Need Resource Center 2003-present, Hospice of the Visiting Nurse Services patient and family visitor 2005-present, Act ll Shop St Paul’s 2011-present, Act ll Board 2114-present,Literacy Chair Shaker DAR 2008-present, Florence Crittenton Services board 1986-1998 and Fund Advisory Committee Cleveland Foundation 1998-present, CWRU/FPB Alumni Assn Volunteer (Board 4 terms), Emerita Alumnae Board of Visitors National Cathedral School.

Third World Books Book Distribution

GOAL: to support literacy locally and globally in a meaningful, manageable and reliable way.


Molibany Elementary School in Kenya

          3 atlases delivered by Victoria Bauer and Satao Foundation

          2 school dictionaries hand carried and delivered by Satao Fnd

          2 metal bookcases purchased in country and delivered

Little Free Libraries restocked regularly

Anglican Church Tutoring Program in Puerta Vallarta Mexico

         30 Spanish elementary books and school supplies hand delivered

CAMO Literacy Program Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras

1420 textbooks purchased in country by CAMO for 13 rural     schools with in-service for 30 teachers and principals.

Episcopal Seminary in El Salvador – 12 Books of Common Prayer                                              

          Hand delivered by Los Amigos Episcopales

Cleveland Christian Home Residential Treatment Center for Boys.

          2 La Bron James book I Promise, 8 Bishop TuTu picture Bibles

and  10 copies of The Message Bible for teens. Subscriptions to Highlights and Sports Illustrated Kids

Haiti Peace Program – 70 Bibles for school program.


Metro Health Reach Out and Read Program    90 board books     5 Spanish books

Cleveland Christian Home   12 TuTu picture Bibles and ______?NIV Teen Bibles

Subscriptions to Highlights, National Geographic Kids, Sports Illustrated Kids.

Haiti Peace Project  Institiution Mixte Academie de Petit Genies in Carrefour  70  French language Bibles purchased for hand delivery to Haiti January 2020

Molibany School  Kenya  1 World Atlas Elementary level and 1 Middle School World Atlas hand carried and delivered.

CAMO Literacy Program a teacher manual and textbook for 4 subjects each grade per school for 13 schools in rural Honduras were purchased in country and delivered at an in-service conducted by CAMO for teachers and principals .

Academiade la Iglesia San Pedro Apostol ( RC)  in Teotepeque, El Salvador

13 school library books plus English Spanish Dictionary were hand delivered by the president of los Amigos Episcopales to this Roman Catholic school.

School Tutoring Program Anglican Church of Puerto Vallarta  30 books and school supplies were hand delivered by the  Third World Books president.

Reading Camp St Paul’s,  Cleveland Hts.   Reading incentive supplies for program.



LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES: TWB stocked books for LFL at St Paul’s Church and Disciples Christian Church Cleveland Hts, and Oxford Elementary, and Miles Park School Cleveland.

HONDURAS: CAMO LITERACY PROGRAM: 1150 books. Third World Books in collaboration with Global Mission at St. Paul’s and Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO) continued to supply books for 13 rural schools and a Day Care in Honduras. This year 1150 books were delivered by our counterpart.

EL SALVADOR: Third World books in collaboration with Los Amigos Episcopales supplied 57 Bibles and 108 Spanish/bilingual books for Episcopal Schools.

READING CAMP CLEVELAND received 150 books and crafts.

REACH OUT & READ: 100 books mostly board books as requested were supplied.

CLEVELAND CHRISTIAN HOME:  20 Bibles were supplied as requested. Subscriptions to National Geographic Kids, Sports Illustrated Kids, and Highlights were provided.

MOLIBANY PRIMARY SCHOOL IN TALEK KENYA: TWB utilized in part, memorial contributions for a Cleveland educator, and in collaboration with the Satao Wildlife Foundation supplied 600 grade 4-8 Kenyan curriculum textbooks and teacher manuals to a Maasai school. These were purchased in Kenya.

XOJOBAL: a trial donation of 3 books were provided to a missionary in Mexico.

CHURCH TUTORING PROGRAM PUERTO VALLARTA MEXICO: 30 Spanish books were hand carried to tutors for kindergarten and primary school students.

ST ANDREW’S CHURCH MOSCOW RUSSIA: a requested book was hand carried and delivered for this missionary church’s reconfigured Anglican Library.

PROMOTING EDUCATION & COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT (PEACE) HAITI: Requested  New Testaments 8 in French, and 25 in Haitian Creole were delivered by a board member.

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Nancy Sherwin, Secretary

Nancy Sherwin, Secretary
Nancy Sherwin, Secretary

B.A. in English from Univeristy of Wyoming Library Science from Western Reserve University — Worked as a librarian in Academic, Special & Public Libraries, including the Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland Hts.-University Hts. Public Library and the Westlake Porter Public Library.  Retired since 2004.

Volunteered with Bob Cheshier in establishing Little Free Libraries near Cleveland Elementary Schools.  Serves as the Steward for the Miles Park Little Free Library (LFL) at E. 93rd & Harvard, and for the Bob Cheshier Memorial LFL on the grounds of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at Fairmount & Coventry.

Member of the Little Free Library Advisory Committee

Active volunteer at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (including chairman of the Eliza Backus Guild, member of the Altar Guild, volunteer for Loaves & Fishes, volunteer for Family Promise, member & past chair of the Global Mission Action Committee, member of the Central American Medical Outreach Literacy Committee); recruited & coordinated the volunteers at Miles Park Elementary School for 21 years; active with the Cleveland Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma; past president of the Diocesan Episcopal Church Women, past Province V Representative to the National Episcopal Church Women Board

Susan Conrad

Susan Conrad
Susan Conrad

Education: Ed.D. Education Curriculum & Instruction, Virginia Tech {Virginia Polytechnic University & State College) Blacksburg, Virginia; M.A. Education, Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina; B.A. International & Latin America Area Studies, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida.

Professional Experience: Teacher in U.S. public and overseas private education: South Carolina, Ohio, & Virginia (History, English, Social Studies/Science, GED, ESL); Community School-Teheran, Iran; American International School- N’Djamena, Chad; Radford College – Canberra, Australia; Quality Schools – Sanaa, Yemen; The International School – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; all levels (K-12) subjects (as above & science, math, P.E., music) & types (Gifted to Exceptional} in each location. Principal, In-service Director, Curriculum Coordinator, Program Pilot, Careers Co-Coordinator, Mentor. Created two U.S. Department of State Schools, Chad & Mozambique; Adjunct Professor at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. Embassy positions: Warehouse/Car Pool Coordinator, Community Liaison Officer, Yemen; Conference Coordinator and General Services Officer, Mozambique.

Volunteer Experience: Churches in Virginia & Ohio as choir member, Guild secretary & treasurer; Overseas charity organizations and embassy activities; DAR Vice Regent & Corresponding Secretary; Anna Lee Questers Treasurer, P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization} Chaplain, Reciprocity Speaker, Ohio Scholarship Chair, Cottey College Chair; St. Mary Vocations Committee; Diocese Avila; Music of The Western Reserve Board secretary; Laurel Lake LL/Seton Schoof SAYPIP(student & senior non-profit teaching/experience); L.L./W.R.A. Language Seminars; L.L. Flower Brigade, L.L. Volunteer Committee; L.L. Chapel services, Eucharistic Minister, Server, Sacristan; L.L. Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Eucharistic Minister.

Anne Anderson

Anne Anderson
Anne Anderson

Education: Anne graduated from Kalamazoo College with a BA in Mathematics. She spent her Junior Year abroad in Santiago, Chile living with a family and attending classes at both Universidad de Chile and La Catolica University where all her classes were in Spanish. She remains close with her Chilean family and tries to visit them every few years. Anne remains fluent in Spanish.

Profession Experience: Anne spent many years in Columbus, Ohio working at the first ever professional soccer stadium in the United States, home to the Columbus Crew SC. She was voted by her coworkers as Employee of the Year in 2005. She has also spent 7 years working in the manufacturing sector in Cleveland, Ohio.

Volunteer Experience: Vice President of Norther Ohio Field Hockey Officials Association; Los Amigos Episcopales; Junior League of Cleveland; Global Mission Action Group, St. Paul’s.

Mark Turner

Mark M. Turner is an attorney with The Gertsburg Law FIrm focusing on advising non-profit entities, small business consulting and probate.  He has been an attorney since 2002, graduating from The Ohio State University.  Prior to that he completed an MBA from Canisius College in Buffalo N.Y and a BA from Case Western Reserve University.  Mark is a resident of Cleveland Heights and is actively involved in the community.  He sits on the Board of Open Doors Academy and coach’s youth Ice hockey at the Cleveland Heights rinks.

Professional Experience:  Currently principal of The Law Office of Mark M Turner, LLC.  Prior to that, he was an attorney at the Cleveland firm of Gallagher Sharp.  Prior to law school, Mark worked as at Kaiser Permanente and as a Financial Manager at the Home Healthcare agency, StaffBuilders.

Will Cheshier

Will is the son of Third World Books founder Bob Cheshier. He is a graphic designer working in print, packaging and web design and development.

He designed the Third World Books logo and stationary for his dad at the organization’s inception. Will has worked with the TWB board to produce any graphics needed so as to contribute to the great works of the organization and to his father’s legacy.

Third World Books Book Distribution 2016

Goal: to support literacy locally and globally in a meaningful, manageable way.

Cleveland Christian Home Residential Treatment Center(CCH):  Third World Books has supplied20 Bibles for boys who requested them, purchased and delivered books for the boys to individually select one for their own when they are discharged.  Will Cheshier, TWB Graphic Designer & Webmaster designed and provided special bookplates for these books.

Central American Medical Outreach “CAMO Literacy Program”  Third World Books since 2013 has collaborated with CAMO & the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s Global Mission Action Group to supply Spanish books  for 10 rural school libraries and a day care Center. 625 books were delivered in March 2016. Each school has a Bob Cheshier memorial bookcase.

Los Amigos Episcopales (LAE):  Third World Books in collaboration with Los Amigos Episcopales, St Frances Community Trust and TELA Women sent Spanish books to two schools in El Salvador.

Little Free Libraries (LFL): Third World Books is responsible for the LFLs at Miles Park Elementary School, Cleveland, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Cleveland Hts. & helps to supply books at Disciples Christian Church/Hts Emergency Food Center, Cleveland Hts.  In addition, TWB is in the process of establishing a LFL at historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, planning  a LFL at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Cleveland, and in the Brooklyn area on the Cleveland west side. Oxford School in Cleveland Hts., Village Preperatory School, St. Luke’s Church and a Children’s Reading Garden in Cleveland

Reach out and Read MetroHealth Medical Center:  Third World Books is supplying books for MetroHealth Hospital’s Child Life & Education’s “Reach Out & Read” program in Cleveland. 130 books were delivered during a site visit in August. This is an ongoing program.

LTC Daniel Knaup, U.S. Army Command Chaplain for the 643rd Regional Support Group:   Third World Books through Armed Services Outreach Group at St. Paul’s Church received a request from Dan and purchased  15 copies of Refuge and Strength for him to distribute to chaplains and soldiers he visits throughout the Middle East.

Centre d’Estudes Collegialesa Chiboughmau Quebec:   Professor, Dr. Mark Curley requested several boxes of books to augment the limited collection of English books in the college library.  He picks up books when in Cleveland. This is a continued relationship started by Bob Cheshier.

Iglesia Christo del Mar tutoring program Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: A suitcase of Spanish books and school supplies was hand carried to the church for the tutoring program at a local primary school and a Hichol Indian settlement. This relationship was started in 2013.

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Third World Books Book Distribution 2014-15

Supporting existing partnerships, rekindling old relationships, exploring new opportunities in a meaningful, reliable and economical way.

Better World Books suggested by Bill Rubin Bob’s son in law – 50 cartons books

CAMO Literacy Program established libraries in 10 rural schools in Honduras a collaborative effort of Global Mission Action Group St Paul’s Church, Central American Medical Outreach, and Third World Books

LFL Cleveland Movement – this May alone, over 300 boxes of books were donated by TWB as we closed out Samsels warehouse space with Jesuits.

St. Paul’s LFL Bob Cheshier Memorial was purchased and installed by TWB and is stocked by steward and TWB Board Member Nancy Sherwin

Disciples Christian Church LFL sponsored and re-stocked by DCC Outreach Committee -TWB Board Member Ann Farmer is on the Outreach Committee and makes TWB books deliveries there approximately 300–books

Centre d’Estudes Collegiales a Chibougamau Quebec Dr.Mark Curley, professor and member of St Paul’s Church selected and transported 8 boxes of books.

Dr. Ranulfo Castro School Chalchuapa El Salvador A Task Force Northstar Project of US military and El Salvadoran military.TWB in collaboration with Armed Services Outreach St Paul’s sent reliably to APO of soldier school addition project director 2 boxes school supplies, 36 Spanish childrens books

Episcopal Schools in El Salvador – though collaboration with Los amigos Episcopales, Episcopal Church Women, TELA Women, and St Frances Community Services and the Bishop of ElSalvador 25 children’s books were displayed at General Convention of the Episcopal Church and will be transported to two Episcopal Schools in El Salvador.

Reach Out and Read Metro Health

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