Documenting a Diverse City

Cleveland, get ready for your close-up. This year, thanks to the Library’s special partnerships with the Cleveland Print Room and ideastream, the lives and times of our city will be documented, shared, and celebrated like never before. These two ongoing, community-based projects—one focusing on photography, the other on storytelling—will also help honor Cleveland Public Library’s 150th anniversary year. “What better…

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Libraries as Life-Changers

I’m so grateful I’m in a place now where I can say the Library helped me become the person I am today. I’m a perfect example of how the Library can make a difference in a person’s life. – Juanita O. Brent State Representative, Ohio House District 12 As State Representative Juanita O. Brent tells it, Cleveland Public Library changed…

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Greater Cleveland Roll of Honor, World War II

Roll of Honor, 2 pages of signatures of World War II Veterans

The Roll of Honor contains the names of Greater Cleveland men and women who served during World War II. In 1942, Cleveland Press Editor Louis B. Seltzer and Mayor Frank Lausche invited family and friends to register the names of their loved ones into four large volume sets. All branches of the U.S. military are represented. The book was dedicated on May…

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Board of Library Trustees Meeting

May 16, 2019 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 4/18/19; Capital Committee Meeting of 4/13/19; and Finance Committee Meeting of 4/16/19.  PRESENTATION:  CPL Advocacy Update – Shenise Johnson Thomas, Chief of External Relations and Development and Tim Cosgrove, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs COMMUNICATIONS   Email:  Christine Polisena,…

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Finance Committee Meeting

May 14, 2019 Trustees Room          Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Year 2020 Tax Budget Resolution to Renew OCLC Cataloging, Worldshare ILL and Access Subscription Services Resolution Approving Budget and Approving Competitive Bidding for Installation of Eastman Reading Garden Improvements Resolution to Enter Into an Agreement with KONE Inc. for Repair Service to Elevator…

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Summer Lit League Registration Now Open

Puppets are the stars of Cleveland Public Library’s 2019 Summer Lit League program, which runs June 3 through July 26. With a theme of “PuppetPalooza” and a full lineup of events, community celebrations, hands-on learning experiences, and giveaways, Cleveland Public Library’s 2019 Summer Lit League program is poised to be bigger and better than ever. Young readers are encouraged to…

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