Designing Our Future Libraries

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The Library is seeking input on reimagining its neighborhood libraries. The Cleveland Public Library system is getting a new look and the community is invited to help reconceptualize their local branches. Starting this month, we are hosting community engagement meetings at West Park, Jefferson, and moving on to each of our 27 branch libraries. The purpose of the meetings is…

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Board Approves Recommended Design Firms for Initial Branch Renovations

On August 29, the Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees voted to approve recommendations for the design firms selected to enter into negotiations to renovate or rebuild five branch libraries: Hough, Jefferson, Walz, West Park, and Woodland. This development marks an early and significant step in the Library’s ambitious Facilities Master Plan, which sets out to evaluate and transform every…

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Video: View Proposed Designs for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch

  When Cleveland Public Library launched an international design competition for a new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch, dozens of architecture firms entered for the chance to design an iconic library branch that will serve the University Circle community while also honoring Dr. King’s legacy. The Library ultimately named three design teams as finalists: MASS Design Group and LDA Architects;…

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Cleveland Public Library to Announce MLK Jr. Branch Design Winner in June

The Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees will announce the winning design for the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch following a special board meeting on June 15, 2018. The forthcoming announcement will conclude the Library’s international design competition for a new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch in the University Circle neighborhood. The competition, which was funded by a $93,000 grant from…

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