Cleveland Public Library Prepares Young Adults for Future Careers

Start the new year with a new skill. Cleveland Public Library is helping Clevelanders prepare for their next step in life. We’re accepting applications now for the C2C Pathways to Success program at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Rockport Branch. The career readiness classes for ages 16 – 24 begin in January. Participants will Explore career interests Build…

Our Future Is Building in the Detroit-Shoreway Neighborhood

Cleveland Public Library will break ground on the Lorain Branch renovation project in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood. Library leadership, city and community leaders, and other dignitaries are expected to attend the celebration. HBM Architects and Interior Designers and Prime AE Group are leading the effort to modernize the historic Carnegie building. Renovation plans include a new community room, a laptop bar,…

The Future Is an Open Book at Lorain Branch

A century ago, Cleveland Public Library’s Lorain Branch, a 1912 Carnegie building located in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood, was surrounded by natural wonders. According to a document in the Library’s Archives, the exterior of this neighborhood library once featured flowering cherry trees, ivy, lilacs, and a mulberry tree laden with berries. “Birds flocked to the berries and sang as they built…

Cleveland Public Library Celebrates New Woodland Branch

Cleveland Public Library marks a new beginning in the Central neighborhood of Cleveland.  Woodland Branch of Cleveland Public Library5806 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44104Saturday, June 26 | 10:30 a.m. Library leadership, city and community leaders, and other dignitaries will break ground on the new Woodland Branch at its current site at East 55th Street and Woodland Avenue.  The Woodland Branch groundbreaking ceremony is the second of four…

Cleveland Public Library Celebrates the Construction of New Neighborhood Branches

The future of Cleveland Public Library is taking shape. Starting in June, the library will celebrate the beginning of construction on its neighborhood branches. It’s part of the Library’s 10-year plan to build or renovate branch libraries to improve the visitor experience. “We’re happy to fulfill our promise to the community,” said John Lang, Chief Operations Officer at Cleveland Public…

Empowering the Community at Jefferson Branch

If we could travel back in time to visit the Tremont neighborhood of 100 years ago, we’d find bustling streets filled with steel mill workers, other laborers, and a growing immigrant population. Within this vibrant community stood Cleveland Public Library’s Jefferson Branch, which opened in 1918 in a Carnegie conversion building—a space designed with the possibility of one day being…