NFL Foundation and Cisco Commit $150,000 to The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and the Cleveland Public Library Foundation

The National Football League (NFL) Foundation and Cisco, an Official Technology Partner of the NFL, are each donating $75,000, totaling $150,000 to The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (Legal Aid) and the Cleveland Public Library Foundation during the lead up to the 2021 NFL Draft. The donation will kick off the season-long Inspire Change Huddle Legacy Grant project as part of the NFL’s…

City of Cleveland Seeks Applicants for CMSD Board Appointment

Mayor Frank G. Jackson has announced that applications will be accepted from now until Monday, May 3, 2021 for appointment to four seats on the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Board of Education. The four seats are for expiring terms ending Wednesday, June 30, 2021. New terms will begin July 1, 2021 and expire June 30, 2025. To be considered, applicants must be residents of the Cleveland Metropolitan…

Libraries as Life-Changers

I’m so grateful I’m in a place now where I can say the Library helped me become the person I am today. I’m a perfect example of how the Library can make a difference in a person’s life. – Juanita O. Brent State Representative, Ohio House District 12 As State Representative Juanita O. Brent tells it, Cleveland Public Library changed…

Burning Love: Susan Orlean on Why Libraries Matter

It all started with a library book that smelled of fire. When author and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean toured the Los Angeles Public Library after moving to the city, her tour guide pulled a book from the shelf, inhaled deeply, and said, “You can still smell the smoke in some of them.” He was referring to the catastrophic…

CPL and The Cleveland Orchestra Partner to Digitize and Release Orchestra’s Archival Scrapbooks

Cleveland Public Library and The Cleveland Orchestra are pleased to announce the public release of the first wave of digitized materials from The Cleveland Orchestra Archives’ News and Reviews Collection during National Archives Month (October), which is available now to the public for free. The overarching collection contains thousands of articles, reviews, and ephemera documenting the Orchestra’s 100-year history, and…

Thirty Cleveland Students Build Super Car in Five Weeks

Thirty Cleveland high school students recently completed the challenge to build a Factory Five GTM Super Car in five weeks. This project, which was made possible by a partnership formed by Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland Public Library, Cuyahoga Community College, and Experience Aviation, invited students from Max S. Hayes High School, Davis Aerospace & Maritime High School, and Garrett…