Jefferson Branch is Now Open

Jefferson Branch of the Cleveland Public Library

Cleveland Public Library is pleased to announce that library services at Jefferson Branch will resume when it reopens to the public on Wednesday, August 6, 2018. Jefferson Branch closed for repairs on Wednesday, April 18, 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….

Update: Carnegie West Branch to Temporarily Close Starting August 20 for Repairs

***Updated August 2, 2018*** 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, Carnegie West Branch is scheduled to undergo some necessary repair work. As a result, the branch is expected to temporarily close starting August 20. During this time, patrons will be…

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,…