Restoration Underway at Historic South Branch

Cleveland Public Library’s South Branch, a historic Carnegie building on Scranton Road, is undergoing an extensive restoration and expansion process. The project is currently on schedule and on budget, with a tentative completion date anticipated in late November 2018.   South Branch opened on June 12, 1911, as the eighth branch within the Cleveland Public Library system built with Carnegie funds….

Addison Branch Temporarily Closes for Repairs Beginning June 14, 2018

Addison Branch

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, Addison Branch is scheduled to undergo some necessary repair work. As a result, Addison is expected to temporarily close from June 14 to early September. During this time, patrons will be directed to…

Harvard-Lee Branch Reopens June 14, Community Celebration June 16

Cleveland Public Library is excited to announce that the Harvard-Lee Branch will reopen to library patrons on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Patrons and community members are also invited to attend the branch’s homecoming reception the afternoon of Saturday, June 16 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m.  This reception will include entertainment and refreshments to celebrate the branch’s reopening.   Harvard-Lee temporarily closed…

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…

Addison Branch to Temporarily Close for Repairs

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, Addison Branch is scheduled to undergo some necessary repair work. As a result, Addison is expected to temporarily close from June 14 to early September. During this time, patrons will be directed to…

Chris Pekoc: Developing as an Artist at the Library

“Cleveland Public Library made an important impact on my early artistic development. I’m largely self-taught as an artist, and most of my education took place in the Library’s Fine Arts collection. I remember walking through the stacks and pulling books off the shelf to learn about an artist I wasn’t familiar with. The Library enhanced my knowledge and my deep…