Party in the Streets at the #CPL150 Street Festival

Libraries don’t turn 150 years old every day. To celebrate the momentous occasion of Cleveland Public Library’s sesquicentennial anniversary—and to give back to the community that has generously supported the Library for so long—the entire city is invited to the free, daylong CPL150 Street Festival on Saturday, July 27, 2019. On this day, Superior Avenue will be closed between E.…

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Summer Lit League Registration Now Open

Puppets are the stars of Cleveland Public Library’s 2019 Summer Lit League program, which runs June 3 through July 26. With a theme of “PuppetPalooza” and a full lineup of events, community celebrations, hands-on learning experiences, and giveaways, Cleveland Public Library’s 2019 Summer Lit League program is poised to be bigger and better than ever. Young readers are encouraged to…

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The Library Goes Fine Free

“We want to remove barriers, not block people from accessing the Library,” said Cleveland Public Library Executive Director Felton Thomas, Jr., who announced the elimination of overdue fines at his February 27 State of the Library address at The City Club of Cleveland. “We want to connect people to knowledge and ideas, not stand in the way. This important step…

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The Heart of the Community

On December 1, 2018, hundreds of visitors attended the newly restored South Branch reopening ceremony. The day was a whirlwind of food, music, crafts, cake, entertainment, and, most of all, a celebration of the patrons, citizens, advocates, and staff who helped restore the branch to the community. The event provided something for all attendees, no matter their age or interests.…

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