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

  • Preschool Storytime

    Addison
    Wednesday, January 26 | 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.

  • Family Game Hour

    Addison
    Saturday, January 29 | 3 pm

    It's Family Game Time! Stop at the library and enjoy a game of Uno, dominos, left/right/center, checkers, and many more to choose from. Fun to be had by all!

  • Grab-and-Go Early Learning Kits: Dig Those Directions

    Addison
    Wednesday, February 02 | 12 am

    Parents and caregivers: learn simple things you can do to help your young children learn early literacy and early numeracy skills. Pick up your free learning kit available at the Addison Branch all month long (while supplies last).

  • Preschool Storytime

    Addison
    Wednesday, February 02 | 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.

  • Preschool Storytime

    Addison
    Wednesday, February 09 | 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.

  • Take-and-Make Valentine Cards

    Addison
    Saturday, February 12 | 12 am

    Stop at Addison Branch to pick up a free bag of supplies to make your own Valentine for that special person.

  • Family Game Hour

    Online Event presented by Addison
    Saturday, February 12 | 3 pm

    It's Family Game Time! Stop at the library and enjoy a game of Uno, dominos, left/right/center, checkers, and many more to choose from. Fun to be had by all!

  • Preschool Storytime

    Addison
    Wednesday, February 16 | 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.

  • What Are Your Dreams?

    Addison
    Wednesday, February 16 | 4 pm

    Learn and refllect on the life and times of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement.  Then, share your own dreams for a better world on our branch collage display. 

  • Preschool Storytime

    Addison
    Wednesday, February 23 | 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.