The Library as a Lifeline

My eye doctor provided me with information about the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, and it’s meant a lot to me. I’ve always been an avid reader, and now I can listen to books, attend a monthly book club, and more.  —Priscilla Perrotti How the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled helps Ohioans of all…

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…

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…

Keesha Tolliver-Funches: Fostering Parent-Child Interaction at the Library

“[Cleveland Public Library] offers awesome learning tools for kids to learn their colors, letters and shapes, and for us to learn how to play with our kids. We encourage parent-child interaction rather than just handing them a toy—it’s all about being in the child’s world.” –Keesha Tolliver-Funches, Family Connections

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,…

Russian Book Club Celebrates 10 Years

Cleveland Public Library’s Russian Book Club, which meets every other month at Memorial-Nottingham Branch, recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary—and it’s still going strong. “It’s an opportunity to get together and discuss quality literature,” Victoria Kabo, International Languages Librarian, says of the Russian Book Club. “About 15 or 16 people come to every meeting, and we always have a lively and…