Glenville

11900 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44108

Phone: 216-623-6983
Email: Glenville.Branch@cpl.org
Manager: Peter Roth

Hours

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: CLOSED

About

The Glenville Branch is located in the heart of the Glenville community. Glenville offers free wifi and public computers with Internet access. Printing, copying, scanning, and faxing services are available for a fee.

History & Architecture

The first site for Glenville Branch opened in 1909 as a sub-branch in the Village of Glenville’s old town hall. A new facility was built in 1927 to replace the town hall and was one of many branch library designs supplied by Cleveland architecture firm Walker & Weeks.

Today’s Glenville Branch was planned in 1978 as a new building that combined the Glenville and Arlington branch libraries. Architect T.K. Zung, a native of Shanghai, China, designed the branch. Mr. Zung also designed the Intramural Sports Center for Cleveland State University, an elongated geodesic dome. Glenville Branch was built of brick with terracotta and features a paved terrace surrounded by terracotta balustrade. These elements show the influence of the architecture of Northern Italy.

Special Features

  • Glenville Branch staff members work in conjunction with  neighborhood churches, community organizations and schools.
  • This branch serves as a communication link for the Councilman and the citizens of Ward 9.
  • Art at this location includes an untitled tonal brass sculpture by Harry Bertoia, brass, 1979; and Black Family of Man, Alan Purcell, wood, 1979.

Events

  • Good Morning, Glenville!

    Online Event presented by Glenville
    Monday, June 27 | 11 am

    Start your week right with us on Zoom for a digital storytime filled with songs, picturebooks, finger-rhymes, and fun!

  • LegalWorks at Cleveland Public Library

    Glenville
    Monday, June 27 | 12 pm

    LegalWorks is a non-profit organization which provides legal consultation and assistance for qualified, low-income youth and adults in underserved communities.  Areas of assistance focuses on legal issues that prevent people from moving forward in their lives, including expungements, sealing records, obtaining certificates of qualified employment, clearing outstanding warrants, restoring driving privileges, and other select legal matters.  Service is provided by appointment at three library locations.*  Registration is required. 

    Glenville Branch | Mondays | 12 – 3:30pm | 11900 St. Clair Ave. | 216-623-6983
    Register at legalworksglenville.eventbrite.com

    Fulton Branch | Tuesdays | 12 – 3:30pm | 3545 Fulton Rd. | 216-623-6969
    Register at legalworksfulton.eventbrite.com

    Mt. Pleasant Branch | Wednesdays | 12 – 3:30pm | 14000 Kinsman Rd. | 216-623-7032
    Register at legalworksmtpleasant.eventbrite.com

    Need legal advice or help now?  Need an appointment on a different day or time?
    Visit legalworksneo.org for more information.

    *If library locations are operating on curbside-only service due to COVID safety precautions, LegalWorks service will continue by phone and/or video call.  Register at one of the links provided above and a LegalWorks representative will contact you. 

  • Glenville Tie Dye

    Glenville
    Monday, June 27 | 2 pm

    Youth will choose from many tie dye designs and create a colorful chaotic T-shirt.

  • Summer Lit League Activities

    Glenville
    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

  • Family Storytime – Pretend Grocery Store

    Glenville
    Wednesday, June 29 | 11 am

    Children and their caregivers are invited to a brief storytime followed by open-ended fantasy play during which children and caregivers are encouraged to pretend to run their own grocery store.

  • Glenville Learn

    Glenville
    Wednesday, June 29 | 2 pm

    Youth will play educational games, including board, card and console. This includes chess, checkers, Connect4 Nintendo Switch, clubhouse games, and brain fitness games.

  • Origami Hour

    Glenville
    Thursday, June 30 | 2 pm

    Build a world out of paper. Every Thursday at 2:00 join us to create your new masterpiece from folded paper.

  • Glenville Snail Mail Club

    Glenville
    Friday, July 01 | 2 pm

    Rediscover the lost art of letter writing. Join us at Glenville once a month to write letters and postcards to your friends and family. Learn to do fancy folds and other fun ways to wish someone hello.

  • LegalWorks at Cleveland Public Library

    Glenville
    Monday, July 04 | 12 pm

    LegalWorks is a non-profit organization which provides legal consultation and assistance for qualified, low-income youth and adults in underserved communities.  Areas of assistance focuses on legal issues that prevent people from moving forward in their lives, including expungements, sealing records, obtaining certificates of qualified employment, clearing outstanding warrants, restoring driving privileges, and other select legal matters.  Service is provided by appointment at three library locations.*  Registration is required. 

    Glenville Branch | Mondays | 12 – 3:30pm | 11900 St. Clair Ave. | 216-623-6983
    Register at legalworksglenville.eventbrite.com

    Fulton Branch | Tuesdays | 12 – 3:30pm | 3545 Fulton Rd. | 216-623-6969
    Register at legalworksfulton.eventbrite.com

    Mt. Pleasant Branch | Wednesdays | 12 – 3:30pm | 14000 Kinsman Rd. | 216-623-7032
    Register at legalworksmtpleasant.eventbrite.com

    Need legal advice or help now?  Need an appointment on a different day or time?
    Visit legalworksneo.org for more information.

    *If library locations are operating on curbside-only service due to COVID safety precautions, LegalWorks service will continue by phone and/or video call.  Register at one of the links provided above and a LegalWorks representative will contact you. 

  • Summer Lit League Activities

    Glenville
    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

  • Glenville Learn

    Glenville
    Wednesday, July 06 | 2 pm

    Youth will play educational games, including board, card and console. This includes chess, checkers, Connect4 Nintendo Switch, clubhouse games, and brain fitness games.

  • Origami Hour

    Glenville
    Thursday, July 07 | 2 pm

    Build a world out of paper. Every Thursday at 2:00 join us to create your new masterpiece from folded paper.

  • Good Morning, Glenville!

    Online Event presented by Glenville
    Monday, July 11 | 11 am

    Start your week right with us on Zoom for a digital storytime filled with songs, picturebooks, finger-rhymes, and fun!

  • LegalWorks at Cleveland Public Library

    Glenville
    Monday, July 11 | 12 pm

    LegalWorks is a non-profit organization which provides legal consultation and assistance for qualified, low-income youth and adults in underserved communities.  Areas of assistance focuses on legal issues that prevent people from moving forward in their lives, including expungements, sealing records, obtaining certificates of qualified employment, clearing outstanding warrants, restoring driving privileges, and other select legal matters.  Service is provided by appointment at three library locations.*  Registration is required. 

    Glenville Branch | Mondays | 12 – 3:30pm | 11900 St. Clair Ave. | 216-623-6983
    Register at legalworksglenville.eventbrite.com

    Fulton Branch | Tuesdays | 12 – 3:30pm | 3545 Fulton Rd. | 216-623-6969
    Register at legalworksfulton.eventbrite.com

    Mt. Pleasant Branch | Wednesdays | 12 – 3:30pm | 14000 Kinsman Rd. | 216-623-7032
    Register at legalworksmtpleasant.eventbrite.com

    Need legal advice or help now?  Need an appointment on a different day or time?
    Visit legalworksneo.org for more information.

    *If library locations are operating on curbside-only service due to COVID safety precautions, LegalWorks service will continue by phone and/or video call.  Register at one of the links provided above and a LegalWorks representative will contact you. 

  • Summer Lit League Activities

    Glenville
    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

  • Glenville Learn

    Glenville
    Wednesday, July 13 | 2 pm

    Youth will play educational games, including board, card and console. This includes chess, checkers, Connect4 Nintendo Switch, clubhouse games, and brain fitness games.

  • Origami Hour

    Glenville
    Thursday, July 14 | 2 pm

    Build a world out of paper. Every Thursday at 2:00 join us to create your new masterpiece from folded paper.

  • Good Morning, Glenville!

    Online Event presented by Glenville
    Monday, July 18 | 11 am

    Start your week right with us on Zoom for a digital storytime filled with songs, picturebooks, finger-rhymes, and fun!

  • LegalWorks at Cleveland Public Library

    Glenville
    Monday, July 18 | 12 pm

    LegalWorks is a non-profit organization which provides legal consultation and assistance for qualified, low-income youth and adults in underserved communities.  Areas of assistance focuses on legal issues that prevent people from moving forward in their lives, including expungements, sealing records, obtaining certificates of qualified employment, clearing outstanding warrants, restoring driving privileges, and other select legal matters.  Service is provided by appointment at three library locations.*  Registration is required. 

    Glenville Branch | Mondays | 12 – 3:30pm | 11900 St. Clair Ave. | 216-623-6983
    Register at legalworksglenville.eventbrite.com

    Fulton Branch | Tuesdays | 12 – 3:30pm | 3545 Fulton Rd. | 216-623-6969
    Register at legalworksfulton.eventbrite.com

    Mt. Pleasant Branch | Wednesdays | 12 – 3:30pm | 14000 Kinsman Rd. | 216-623-7032
    Register at legalworksmtpleasant.eventbrite.com

    Need legal advice or help now?  Need an appointment on a different day or time?
    Visit legalworksneo.org for more information.

    *If library locations are operating on curbside-only service due to COVID safety precautions, LegalWorks service will continue by phone and/or video call.  Register at one of the links provided above and a LegalWorks representative will contact you. 

  • Summer Lit League Activities

    Glenville
    Tuesday, July 19 | 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