Cleveland Public Library to Host Neighborhood Events to Help Get People Vaccinated against the Virus

Cleveland Public Library is offering a dose of protection against COVID-19. In partnership with Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services, Inc. (NEON), the Library will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics at select neighborhood branches.   Clevelanders who get the shot can win bus passes, gift cards, and other prizes. Managed Plan Medicaid members aged 18 and over receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will get a $100 gift card.  VACCINATION LOCATION …

The Art of Speaking Up: Claudia Rankine Discusses Race and Whiteness in America

On July 24, Literary Cleveland’s 2021 Inkubator writing conference culminated in a keynote address from author Claudia Rankine, who discussed the power of engaging in conversation about race and whiteness in America. The event was moderated by ideastream reporter Shelli Reeves and presented by Cleveland Public Library. Rankine’s latest book, Just Us: An American Conversation, mines the conversations she had…

“Where Are My Holds?” Understanding the Delays in Hold Times

Cleveland Public Library patrons are experiencing longer than normal wait times for hold items. Cleveland Public Library and CLEVNET-member libraries regret this issue and apologize for the inconvenience. The State Library of Ohio, which manages and coordinates the distribution of our materials, recently switched delivery vendors. The new delivery service supplier, STAT Courier Service, Inc., is facing a severe backlog…

The Future Is an Open Book at Lorain Branch

A century ago, Cleveland Public Library’s Lorain Branch, a 1912 Carnegie building located in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood, was surrounded by natural wonders. According to a document in the Library’s Archives, the exterior of this neighborhood library once featured flowering cherry trees, ivy, lilacs, and a mulberry tree laden with berries. “Birds flocked to the berries and sang as they built…

#TheNext400 Digital Roundtable: Hough Uprising Then and Now

The Next 400 Digital Roundtable with WOIO 19 returns to discuss the anniversary of the Hough Uprising 55 years ago and a look at the revitalization of the neighborhood. Moderator: Chris Tanaka, Channel 19 News Mansfield Frazier, Journalist and business owner. Don Freeman, Author and activist Thursday, July 22 | 7:30PMYouTube and Facebook Live Recommended Reading These recommended reads are…

Summer Lit League is Almost Over! There’s Still Time to Read and Win

What are you reading this summer? There’s still time to log your books for a chance to win prizes like a PS5, Chromebook, or Apple iPad. Summer Lit League ends Saturday, July 31. The summer reading program is open to children and adults. This year’s theme, A World of What-ifs, is a nod to the work of artist Kameelah Janan…