Summer Lit League Returns to Cleveland Public Library

Experience the joy of reading at Cleveland Public Library. Our summer reading initiative, Summer Lit League, runs June 7 through July 31. Registration is now open for children of all ages. And there’s something for adults too.  Summer Lit League is an eight-week program that challenges children to read to earn a chance to win prizes. Participants are separated into two age groups: Kids (0-11) and Young Adults (12-18).  This year’s theme, A World of What-ifs, is a nod…

Cleveland Public Library Reopens Its Gift Shop, Eases Restrictions for Visitors

As more people receive the COVID-19 vaccination, Cleveland Public Library is easing restrictions to enhance the visitor experience. The following changes are a step toward fully reopening to the public: Building capacity levels will increase from 15% to 30%. More seating areas and more time to browse or use the computer. Visitors can spend up to 2-hours at neighborhood branches. Main Library…

2021 NFL Draft: Things to Do at Cleveland Public Library

Touchdown at Cleveland Public Library during the 2021 NFL Draft week. The Library is showcasing the best of the CLE in a series of exhibits about the Cleveland Browns, Superman, and life in the city. “We welcome NFL Draft attendees to safely visit Cleveland Public Library to learn about our great city,” said Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director and CEO of Cleveland Public Library.…

NFL Foundation and Cisco Commit $150,000 to The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and the Cleveland Public Library Foundation

The National Football League (NFL) Foundation and Cisco, an Official Technology Partner of the NFL, are each donating $75,000, totaling $150,000 to The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (Legal Aid) and the Cleveland Public Library Foundation during the lead up to the 2021 NFL Draft. The donation will kick off the season-long Inspire Change Huddle Legacy Grant project as part of the NFL’s…

Representation in Film and Television #TheNext400

In 1964, Sidney Poitier broke down barriers when he became the first black male to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. How far has America come with representation in film and television since his achievement? With the Oscars now in the books, which steps are still needed to achieve equality on-screen and behind the scenes. Join the discussion! Moderator:…

Empowering the Community at Jefferson Branch

If we could travel back in time to visit the Tremont neighborhood of 100 years ago, we’d find bustling streets filled with steel mill workers, other laborers, and a growing immigrant population. Within this vibrant community stood Cleveland Public Library’s Jefferson Branch, which opened in 1918 in a Carnegie conversion building—a space designed with the possibility of one day being…