Dog Day of Summer

We’re letting the dogs in! Bring your well-mannered canine companion(s) to the Main Library and join the fun! Dress your pet (and yourself ) in your best costumes and strut your stuff. Show off your pet’s best tricks. Visit Rescue Row to meet local rescue groups, find your next pet or volunteer to help. Enjoy fun photo ops, free dog biscuits, a Pooch Pool Party, and our Krypto Look-Alike Contest. Don’t miss an afternoon of doggone fun times at your library!
Saturday, August 26 • 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Krypto Look-Alike Contest

Do you think your dog looks like Krypto? Or do you think Krypto really should have looked like your dog? Enter your pooch in our Krypto Look-Alike Contest and join the fun! Enter online starting July 3 by posting your pooch on Instagram with #CPLKrypto and briefly explain your dog’s superpower. Then, vote on your favorites by liking other doggie photos. Bring your dogs to the library on Dog Day and enjoy the reveal at 3:00 p.m.

2 p.m. – Canine Communication & Body Language join us for a discussion and Q&A
3 p.m. – Krypto Look-Alike Contest winners announced!
4 p.m. – Canine Massage 101 learn basic canine massage techniques

Eastman Reading Garden

Pooch Pool Party – Splash in the wading pools to cool off!

Louis Stokes Wing: Lower Level

FREE laser-cut ID tag for your dog! (One per person with a dog present, while supplies last.)

LSW First Floor

Rescue Row – Visit with local rescue groups to learn about adoption, fostering and volunteering.

Indoor Reading Garden

Gift Shop – Visit the gift shop for great book-related items!

LSW Third Floor

Pooches & People Photo Booth – FREE photo booth session with your dog
The Dog Collection – Check out some great dog books and historic patents of dog-related inventions that they will have on display!
Western Reserve Kennel Club (WRKC) will be here with the Dog Collection. Check them out on Facebook..
Please note: Dogs are not permitted in the historic Main Library.

FREE Milk Bones

Photo Ops
Snap a photo with our costumed character: Clifford, the Big Red Dog!
Share your photos:
@Cleveland_PL on Twitter

Welcome to the Dog Day of Summer!

Please keep things fun and safe for everyone by following a few simple rules:
  • Dogs are welcome in these specified areas:
  • Eastman Reading Garden
  • Louis Stokes Wing: Lower Level (including  restrooms)
  • Louis Stokes Wing: 1st floor (including Indoor Reading Garden & Gift Shop)
  • Louis Stokes Wing: 3rd floor (including restrooms)
  • Dogs, please keep your human on a leash at all times! (Please keep retractable leashes locked at 6 feet or less.)
  • Play nicely with other dogs and humans. Aggressive or destructive dogs and their humans will be asked to leave library premises.
  • Dog, make sure your human cleans up any accidents. Clean-up supplies are available. Ask a library staff member.
  • Children under age 6 must be accompanied by and supervised by an adult at all times. Please do not allow your child to pet or approach someone else’s dog without permission from its owner.

Thank you for joining us for this event! Have fun!