Reopening plans have officially been announced! Library plans to reopen Monday, August 24. Read the Director’s letter.

Cleveland Public Library Expands Walk-Up Service to All 27 Branches, Six New Drive-Up Locations

Cleveland Public Library is extending drive-up service at six more neighborhood locations and walk-up service at all 27 branches.

Starting Monday, June 22, drive-up service will be available at the following branches:

These locations join the Library’s Main campus and five neighborhood branches that resumed limited service to the public on Monday, June 8.  Visitors must first reserve items online at cpl.org or by phone.

“Cleveland Public Library is reopening in phases to protect our staff and patrons. From new cleaning procedures to social distancing guidelines and personal protective equipment for employees, we are taking every precaution,” said Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director and CEO of Cleveland Public Library. “We will continue to evaluate operations and expand services to the public.”

While patrons still can’t enter Library buildings, Cleveland Public Library will be offering walk-up service, reference services by phone, and reference services via ASK CPL, the online chat feature of cpl.org. Patrons can return borrowed materials to the book drops. Library hours have changed until further notice.

WeekdayHours of Operation 
Monday – Thursday10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday & SundayCLOSED

Summer Meal Services

Cleveland Public Library is also making changes to the Summer Kids’ Meals program. Due to construction, we are closing the meals distribution site at East 131st Branch.

Starting this Thursday, June 18, children 18 and under can receive Grab & Go meals at the Fleet Branch and three other branches.

EASTSIDE MEAL SITES

Fleet Branch: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Rice Branch: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WESTSIDE MEAL SITES

Walz: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fulton: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank will distribute meals every Thursday now through August 7. Each child will receive enough food for five meals. Food Bank staff will also help adults apply for food assistance and other critical benefits.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Food Bank staff will wear masks and gloves when distributing meals. Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing.

For a complete list of Grab & Go meal sites, please call the Food Bank’s Help Center at (216) 738-7239, text “FOOD” to 877-877, or visit here.

Visit CPL.org for a “how-to” guide on curbside service and to learn about our virtual programs including Kindergarten Readiness.

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