Improving School Performance through Library Programs

“My grandkids know that Wednesday is our library day, and they look forward to coming every week. The baby is learning to share, the four-year-old is learning her colors, and my oldest grandson is reinforcing his sight words. That impacted his school performance directly—he did well on a sight word test after spending time here. I don’t believe the community…

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Pam Eyerdam: How the Library Supports Artists

“Cleveland Public Library has a longstanding tradition of supporting and working with artists in the region. In fact, the Library has supported public art since before 1900—and not just in the Main Library, but in the branches, too. Over the years, renowned artists from the area have donated artwork that holds an important place in Cleveland history and often reflects…

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Cleveland’s Literary Renaissance

In 2015, when writer Lee Chilcote proposed creating a free, daylong writing conference to help aspiring Cleveland-area writers learn, network, and find inspiration, he couldn’t know just how much this idea would transform the city’s literary landscape.  After partnering with Cleveland Public Library to host the first Inkubator writing conference in August 2015, Chilcote went on to co-found Literary Cleveland,…

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