Cleveland Public Library Partners with WOIO 19News to Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A new twist to a Cleveland Public Library tradition. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library is partnering with WOIO 19News to broadcast its 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration. There are three opportunities to watch: DATE CHANNEL TIME Sunday, January 17 WUAB Channel 43 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 18 WOIO Channel 19 9:00 a.m. Monday, January…

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Cleveland Public Library Makes List of America’s Star Libraries

The Five-Star rating shows the importance of Cleveland Public Library to the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. Our world-class collection, thought-provoking programming, and family-friendly atmosphere are what brings visitors from around the world to Cleveland Public Library Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director and CEO of Cleveland Public Library Cleveland Public Library earned the prestigious Five-Star rating from the Library…

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Cleveland Public Library Ranked as One of the United States' Top Public Libraries for 2019

Cleveland Public Library is one of the top five library systems in the country according to the Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service. Based on libraries of similar size, expenditures and star ranking, the Library netted another five-star rating for the eighth year and topped the competition for public internet computer use, Wi-Fi sessions and program attendance. The Library…

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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Sugarman Awards 

On September 20, Cleveland Public Library will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award with a special reception featuring 2018 winner Melissa Sweet, author and illustrator of Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White. The award, which was established in 1998 and is presented biennially at the Library, is the only prize in the nation that honors biographies written for children. Register now to attend the reception. Some…

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Cleveland Public Library is a 5-Star Library!

Cleveland Public Library has been awarded a 5-star rating in the 2017 Library Journal Index of Public Library Service (LJ Index). “The only way a library can earn a five-star ranking is when it has tremendous support from its community, the dedication of a talented staff, and the strategic oversight provided by a committed Board of Trustees. Cleveland Public Library is so fortunate to have…

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CPL to Receive Auditor of State Award with Distinction for FY 2016

The Ohio Auditor of the State is awarding Cleveland Public Library the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for fiscal year 2016. The award, which rewards clean audit reports, has been bestowed upon the Library for the last five consecutive years. This year, for the first time, Ohio Auditor Dave Yost will travel to Cleveland to present the award in…

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