Cleveland Public Library Joins My Brother’s Keeper Ohio to Welcome Kwame Alexander, Author of Crossover

Join us, Cuyahoga County Public Library, and The Ohio Library Council for a conversation with New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander on Monday, January 25 at 6 p.m. Alexander wrote The Crossover, which won the 2015 Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Honor Award. He will discuss his life’s journey, the power of books, and the value of reading. The…

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Cleveland Public Library Closes Downtown Locations Ahead of Presidential Inauguration

Cleveland Public Library’s downtown locations are temporarily closed on Inauguration Day. It is our sincere hope that the transition of power is peaceful across the country, but out of an abundance of caution for our staff and patrons, the Library is issuing a special closing for its Main Library and Louis Stokes Wing. Our 27 neighborhood branches will remain open…

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From Empathy to Empowerment: #CLEReads Authors Share Advice and Inspiration

The pandemic may have put a hold on in-person events, but it couldn’t dampen the spirits of those who read, write, and love young adult (YA) literature. On December 4, nearly 500 people attended the virtual #CLEReads YA Book Festival and listened in as some of the nation’s most celebrated YA authors discussed writing, craft, advocacy, inspiration, and more. The…

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Bryan Stevenson on Creating a New Era of Truth and Justice

On December 5, more than 1,000 attendees tuned in to Cleveland Public Library’s virtual Writers & Readers event featuring lawyer, activist, and author Bryan Stevenson, who shared a moving presentation focusing on justice and equality.   “I really think this is a critical time in our nation’s history,” Stevenson said. “When in personal and economic crisis like we are today, it…

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Cleveland Public Library Makes List of America’s Star Libraries

Cleveland Public Library earned the prestigious Five-Star rating from the Library Journal, the oldest and most respected publication covering library service. “Cleveland Public Library is honored to receive the coveted Library Journal Five-Star rating. Achieving this national recognition would not be possible without the dedication of our Library staff and the support of our beloved community,” said Felton Thomas, Jr.,…

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Grab and Go Meals

Attention Families! Cleveland Public Library is working with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to provide children 18 and under with Grab & Go meals at all Library locations. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank staff will also help adults apply for food assistance and other critical benefits. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Food Bank staff and library staff will wear…

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