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 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…

Promoting Wellness at Woodland Branch

Imagine a brand-new, state-of-the-art neighborhood library positioned on an artfully designed community plaza complete with an outdoor classroom, a walking path, and plenty of flowers and plants. If that sounds appealing, you’re in luck—because all these changes and more are coming to Cleveland Public Library’s Woodland Branch. Originally, the Library planned to renovate the current Woodland Branch as part of…