Getting Ready for Back-to-School with Cleveland Public Library

Student success starts with a good plan. Check out these Library resources and services that should be a part of every family’s tool kit for a strong school year. For All Ages Juvenile library cards (0-17): Unlock possibilities with your library card – check out books, movies, and music, use library computers, and the TechCentral Maker Space   Homework help: FREE tutoring and homework assistance for students who need…

Overcoming Barriers to Student Success – #TheNext400 Digital Roundtable

The pandemic hit some communities harder than others, and left students facing unfamiliar challenges to learning. Special guests Eric Gordon, CEO of Cleveland Metropolitan School District; and Charles Smialek, Superintendent of Parma City Schools join WOIO News Anchor Chris Tanaka to discuss the tools needed to overcome the barriers to student success. Recommended Reading Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial…

“Where Are My Holds?” Understanding the Delays in Hold Times

Cleveland Public Library patrons are experiencing longer than normal wait times for hold items. Cleveland Public Library and CLEVNET-member libraries regret this issue and apologize for the inconvenience. The State Library of Ohio, which manages and coordinates the distribution of our materials, recently switched delivery vendors. The new delivery service supplier, STAT Courier Service, Inc., is facing a severe backlog…

Summer Lit League is Almost Over! There’s Still Time to Read and Win

What are you reading this summer? There’s still time to log your books for a chance to win prizes like a PS5, Chromebook, or Apple iPad. Summer Lit League ends Saturday, July 31. The summer reading program is open to children and adults. This year’s theme, A World of What-ifs, is a nod to the work of artist Kameelah Janan…

Cleveland Public Library Hosts Watch Party for Mayoral Candidate Forum

Every Clevelander deserves to live in a safe, healthy neighborhood. Where do the city’s mayoral candidates stand on environmental justice? Now is your chance to meet the candidates, ask questions, and learn their views on environmental issues. In partnership with the Ohio Environmental Council, Cleveland 2030 District, and other community organizations, Cleveland Public Library is hosting a  Cleveland Mayoral Candidate…

The World is a Stage! FREE Theatre Summer Camp with CAL’s Summer Arts Program

CAL’s Summer Arts Program offers free workshops for Cuyahoga County students in grades 6-12, exploring the many artistic disciplines that go into creating Musical Theater. Students will have the benefit of working with a visual artist, while exploring set, prop, and costume creation, an acting and musical director, and a choreographer as they work toward the staging and performance of…