Addison Branch Reopens September 24, Community Reception September 29

Cleveland Public Library is pleased to announce that library services at Addison will resume when the branch reopens to the public on Monday, September 24, 2018. Addison Branch closed for repairs on Thursday, June 14, 2018 as part of a larger capital improvement project, which will help ensure Cleveland Public Library can best serve community members well into the future….

Collinwood Branch Temporarily Closes for Repairs Beginning September 21

As part of a system-wide effort to ensure Cleveland Public Library’s branch libraries are safe, accessible, and positioned to serve the Cleveland community well into the future, Collinwood Branch is scheduled to undergo some necessary repair work. As a result, the branch is expected to temporarily close on Friday, September 21. During this time, patrons will be directed to the…

Langston Hughes Branch Temporarily Closes for Repairs September 17

As part of a system-wide effort to ensure Cleveland Public Library’s branch libraries are safe, accessible, and positioned to serve the Cleveland community well into the future, Langston Hughes Branch is scheduled to undergo some necessary repair work. As a result, the branch is expected to temporarily close on Monday, September 17. During this time, patrons will be directed to…

Live Long and Like It

Cleveland Public Library’s Live Long and Like It Library Club, a free educational club for people age 60 and older, held its first meeting on November 12, 1946. At the time, Cleveland Public Library was considered the first public library in the nation to offer a club specifically for older adults. Members attended talks on a wide range of subjects,…

Fulton Branch Temporarily Closes for Repairs Beginning September 3

As part of a system-wide effort to ensure Cleveland Public Library’s branch libraries are safe, accessible, and positioned to serve the Cleveland community well into the future, Fulton Branch is scheduled to undergo some necessary repair work. As a result, Fulton will temporarily close on September 3 and is tentatively expected to reopen in late October. During this time, patrons…

Remembering William H. Brett on the 100th Anniversary of His Death

August 24, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of William Howard Brett, the renowned librarian who served as Director of Cleveland Public Library from 1884 to 1918. As a widely celebrated and respected leader in the library field, Brett’s legacy is enduring. He advocated for the “open shelf” system to bolster public access to library materials, vastly increased…