Addison

6901 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103

Phone: 216-623-6906
Email: Addison.Branch@cpl.org
Manager: Tamara Means

Hours

Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

About

Located in the Hough-Ward 7 neighborhood, Addison Branch serves an ethnically diverse population in Cleveland. Addison offers free wifi, 20 public computers with Internet access, and a cellphone charging station. Printing, copying, scanning, and faxing services are available for a fee. A meeting room seats up to 50 patrons and may be reserved in advance. This branch also features a free parking lot and an outdoor courtyard with benches and a patio.

History & Architecture

Erected in 1989, Addison Branch measures 7,500 square feet. This one-story contemporary building of brick and steel was designed by Cleveland architect Stephen J. Bucchieri, who also designed the Cleveland Museum of Art’s indoor garden and Cambridge University’s medieval bookshelves. Bucchieri burned manganese ironspot brick for Addison’s exterior walls. The branch’s interior features a barrel-vaulted ceiling and clerestory windows that provide natural light. The glass brick front window is shaped as a stylized Egyptian cross. While the exterior of the building is a nod to Cleveland’s industrial heritage, the interior reflects the cultural tradition of Cleveland and the traditional library.”

Special Features

  • Addison partners with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to provide a year-round after-school lunch program.
  • As a Cleveland Seed Bank Library, Addison offers free fruit, vegetable, flower, and herb seeds to patrons.
  • As part of the Library’s District 5: The Arts District, Addison strives to host, celebrate, and showcase its local art, authors, music, and film.

Upcoming Events

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Addison
    Wednesday, February 08 | 10:30 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Rock x CPL: Fight the Power!

    Addison
    Thursday, February 09 | 4 pm

    A powerful soundtrack reflects, drives and defines the fight for rights and respect. Music has always been an important part of social movements, protests, and marches. Explore the beats that fueled change in the past and the music that’s making a change today.  Then, give voice to your power in our karaoke call-out. 

    This program is offered through a partnership with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.  

     

  • National Library Lovers’ Day

    Addison
    Tuesday, February 14 | 4 pm

    Since Valentine's Day and Library Lovers' Day are on the same day this year, let's celebrate by making valentines for your favorite books, libraries, and library workers.

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Addison
    Wednesday, February 15 | 10:30 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Bingo Season

    Addison
    Wednesday, February 15 | 2 pm

    We believe the spice of life is socialization. Join us for an all-time favorite game of bingo geared to connect participants of all ages. You might even win a small prize!

  • U hali gani? (How are you?)

    Addison
    Tuesday, February 21 | 4 pm

    Learn some basic words in the Kiswahili language from East Africa as we celebrate International Language Day

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Addison
    Wednesday, February 22 | 10:30 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • International Polar Bear Day

    Addison
    Monday, February 27 | 4 pm

    Let's learn about polar bears with stories and a craft.