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

Gaming & Esports

CPL Play will offer a different gaming experience every other Saturday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events will be hosted online instead of inside the Louis Stokes Wing Learning Commons. 

FREE PLAY puts the focus on new gaming experiences. From video games to board games, there’s something for everyone!

VERSUS PLAY focuses on competitive gaming with live-streamed events featuring competitions, contests, & esports coverage!

Register & follow the Cleveland Public Library’s community at for information on our tournaments and top players!


  • July: 11 & 25
  • August: 8 & 22
  • September: 5 & 19
  • October: 3, 17, 31
  • November: 7 & 21
  • December: 5 & 19

Contact with questions and for more info.

Read “Peace, Love, and Video Games” for an in-depth look at the Library’s eSports events and how they unite Cleveland gamers. 

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