Addison

6901 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103

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

Hours

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm
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

  • Take-and-Make: Bicycle License Plates

    Addison
    Saturday, June 25 | 12 am

    Pick up your free kit with the supplies and instructions you need to make your own bicycle liscense plate to customize your ride. 

    Kits will be available June 21 – 27 while supplies last.  (Ages 6 – 11) 

  • Take-and-Make: Bicycle License Plates

    Addison
    Monday, June 27 | 12 am

    Pick up your free kit with the supplies and instructions you need to make your own bicycle liscense plate to customize your ride. 

    Kits will be available June 21 – 27 while supplies last.  (Ages 6 – 11) 

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Addison
    Tuesday, June 28 | 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.

  • Summer Lit League Activities

    Addison
    Tuesday, June 28 | 1 pm

    The Future Is Now….READ!   
    Enjoy weekly summer reading activities for kids along with reading challenges, prizes, and more! 
    Get started today at cpl.beanstack.org

  • Levers

    Addison
    Tuesday, June 28 | 4 pm

    Get some hands on experience in how levers help in our everyday lives and build your own catapult to see who can chuck a ball of paper the farthest.   

  • Young Scholars’ Academy: Beginner

    Addison
    Thursday, June 30 | 10:15 am

    The Beginner Academy is for scholars ages 3 – 4 (not entering Kindergarten in the Fall 2022) and their parent or other caring adult.  The scholar must be 3 years old by the start of the academy.  

    Together, enjoy a literacy based program which is engaging for scholars while providing parents with researched based tips. Then, continue to explore learning through activities including unstructured play.  Take home materials and books provided to extend learning into the home!  

    Space is limited.  Register now at Young Scholars Academy-Beginner Registration-Summer 2022     Questions?  Call 216-623-7114

  • Take-and-Make: Flag Decoration

    Addison
    Tuesday, July 05 | 12 am

    Pick up your free kit with supplies and instructions to make your own festive flag decoration to celebrate Independence Day.

    Kits will be available from July 5 – 11 while supplies last. (Ages 6 – 11.) 

     

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Addison
    Tuesday, July 05 | 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.

  • Summer Lit League Activities

    Addison
    Tuesday, July 05 | 1 pm

    The Future Is Now….READ!   
    Enjoy weekly summer reading activities for kids along with reading challenges, prizes, and more! 
    Get started today at cpl.beanstack.org

  • Early Learning @ Home: Define Fine Motor Skills

    Addison
    Wednesday, July 06 | 12 am

    Parents and caregivers: learn simple things you can do to help your young children learn early literacy and early numeracy skills and build a foundation for future success in school.
    Pick up your free learning kit all month long (while supplies last.)

  • Take-and-Make: Flag Decoration

    Addison
    Wednesday, July 06 | 12 am

    Pick up your free kit with supplies and instructions to make your own festive flag decoration to celebrate Independence Day.

    Kits will be available from July 5 – 11 while supplies last. (Ages 6 – 11.) 

     

  • Childcare Provider Lunch ‘n Learn

    Online Event presented by Addison
    Wednesday, July 06 | 1 pm

     Join us for our monthly information session for home-based or center-based childcare providers. Learn about community resources for children and families as well as programs and services available at the Cleveland Public Library. 

    This month's sessoin features Help Me Grow.
    These free lunchtime learning sessions are offered via Zoom.  

  • Summer Science: Ice Cream

    Addison
    Wednesday, July 06 | 3 pm

    We're making (and eating) ice cream while we learn the science that explains how milk and sugar turn into a delicious, frozen treat. 

  • Take-and-Make: Flag Decoration

    Addison
    Thursday, July 07 | 12 am

    Pick up your free kit with supplies and instructions to make your own festive flag decoration to celebrate Independence Day.

    Kits will be available from July 5 – 11 while supplies last. (Ages 6 – 11.) 

     

  • Take-and-Make: Flag Decoration

    Addison
    Friday, July 08 | 12 am

    Pick up your free kit with supplies and instructions to make your own festive flag decoration to celebrate Independence Day.

    Kits will be available from July 5 – 11 while supplies last. (Ages 6 – 11.) 

     

  • Take-and-Make: Flag Decoration

    Addison
    Saturday, July 09 | 12 am

    Pick up your free kit with supplies and instructions to make your own festive flag decoration to celebrate Independence Day.

    Kits will be available from July 5 – 11 while supplies last. (Ages 6 – 11.) 

     

  • Take-and-Make: Flag Decoration

    Addison
    Monday, July 11 | 12 am

    Pick up your free kit with supplies and instructions to make your own festive flag decoration to celebrate Independence Day.

    Kits will be available from July 5 – 11 while supplies last. (Ages 6 – 11.) 

     

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Addison
    Tuesday, July 12 | 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.

  • Summer Lit League Activities

    Addison
    Tuesday, July 12 | 1 pm

    The Future Is Now….READ!   
    Enjoy weekly summer reading activities for kids along with reading challenges, prizes, and more! 
    Get started today at cpl.beanstack.org

  • Volcanoes

    Addison
    Tuesday, July 12 | 4 pm

    Let's build a volcano model and watch it erupt while we learn more about volcanoes and the Earth.