Cleveland Public Library’s Mission to Be a Diverse and Inclusive Organization Extends beyond Its Buildings

Cleveland Public Library is changing the way it is doing business. The Library has established a Supplier Diversity Council to ensure the Library’s suppliers are diverse and representative of the community the Library serves. “When you look at the population of Cleveland, our business partnerships should mirror that population,” remarks Dr. Sadie Winlock, Chief Equity, Education & Engagement Officer of…

The Library and the Pro Football Hall of Fame will create educational programming for local students

As a new NFL season approaches, Cleveland Public Library is teaming up with the Pro Football Hall of Fame to introduce students to new horizons through programming, gaming, and educational activities.   “Cleveland Public Library is proud to partner with the Pro Football Hall of Fame to support and educate our youth,” said Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director and CEO of Cleveland Public Library. “This partnership will help us achieve our goal of nurturing and inspiring young…

Update: Masks Requirement for Visitors at Library

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, Cleveland Public Library will reinstate a requirement for visitors to wear masks inside our buildings starting, Monday, August 23. The mask mandate is in adherence with CDC health guidelines. We believe it will keep our beloved Library patrons and staff safe and healthy. If a visitor does not have a mask, the Library…

Baggage Claim: Reading Garden Installation Celebrates New Beginnings

I often think of my kids when I think of progress. The idea of the future, of the possibility of something new happening, is what fascinates me about youth. I can see myself in them—I can see whole alternative ways of living. Artist Darius Steward Darius Steward’s Baggage Claim, in Search of New Beginnings, an installation embracing themes of identity,…

Celebrating Black Achievement and Community Heroes in Cleveland

In honor of Black Philanthropy Month, The Soul of Philanthropy Cleveland (TSOPCLE) will celebrate by unveiling the 2021 Celebrate Those Who Give Black™ exhibition on Saturday, August 28 at 5 p.m. This year’s ceremony is an invitation-only in-person event at the Louis Stokes Wing of Cleveland Public Library located at 525 Superior Avenue in downtown Cleveland. The event will be…

A New Way to Do Business: A Conversation with the Cleveland Public Library

The Cleveland Public Library is doing business differently, and we want to do more business with vendors in the community. Join us on Thursday, August 26 for a 90-minute community event to learn more about how you can do business with the library, and the way that we are doing business differently. This important event will highlight the library’s intention to turn…