Glenville

11900 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44108

Phone: 216-623-6983
Email: Glenville.Branch@cpl.org
Manager: Sharon Jefferson

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, January 24 | 11 am

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

  • Un-Bored Games

    Glenville
    Tuesday, January 25 | 4 pm

    Unplug and join us at Glenville every Tuesday for weekly games. Play fun card games and board games such as Sushi Go!, Jenga, Forbidden Island, Happy Salmon and more!

  • Wednesday Word Games

    Glenville
    Wednesday, January 26 | 4 pm

    We're having fun with words!  Enjoy word games including hangman, crosswords, word searches, word scrambles, and much more. 

     

  • Origami Hour

    Glenville
    Thursday, January 27 | 4 pm

    Build a world out of paper. Every Thursday at 4:00 join us to learn and create a new masterpiece from folded paper.

  • Bouncing Babies and Books Storytimie (birth to 18 months)

    Glenville
    Friday, January 28 | 11 am

    Lap-sit story time for babies birth through 18 months, with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other fun activities that build pre-literacy skills, enhance parent-child bonding, and begin providing social skills for little ones. 

  • Good Morning, Glenville!

    Online Event presented by Glenville
    Monday, January 31 | 11 am

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

  • Bright Builders Program

    Glenville
    Monday, January 31 | 4 pm

    Put together, take apart, and rebuild some mini robots that do all kinds of interesting things. 

  • Un-Bored Games

    Glenville
    Tuesday, February 01 | 4 pm

    Unplug and join us at Glenville every Tuesday for weekly games. Play fun card games and board games such as Sushi Go!, Jenga, Forbidden Island, Happy Salmon and more!

  • Origami Hour

    Glenville
    Thursday, February 03 | 4 pm

    Build a world out of paper. Every Thursday at 4:00 join us to learn and create a new masterpiece from folded paper.

  • Glenville Learn

    Glenville
    Friday, February 04 | 4 pm

    Play fun, educational games on our Nintendo Switch console, including sports, clubhouse games, and brain fitness games.

  • Good Morning, Glenville!

    Online Event presented by Glenville
    Monday, February 07 | 11 am

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

  • Un-Bored Games

    Glenville
    Tuesday, February 08 | 4 pm

    Unplug and join us at Glenville every Tuesday for weekly games. Play fun card games and board games such as Sushi Go!, Jenga, Forbidden Island, Happy Salmon and more!

  • Wednesday Word Games

    Glenville
    Wednesday, February 09 | 4 pm

    We're having fun with words!  Enjoy word games including hangman, crosswords, word searches, word scrambles, and much more. 

     

  • Origami Hour

    Glenville
    Thursday, February 10 | 4 pm

    Build a world out of paper. Every Thursday at 4:00 join us to learn and create a new masterpiece from folded paper.

  • Bouncing Babies and Books Storytimie (birth to 18 months)

    Glenville
    Friday, February 11 | 11 am

    Lap-sit story time for babies birth through 18 months, with stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and other fun activities that build pre-literacy skills, enhance parent-child bonding, and begin providing social skills for little ones. 

  • Good Morning, Glenville!

    Online Event presented by Glenville
    Monday, February 14 | 11 am

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

  • Bright Builders Program

    Glenville
    Monday, February 14 | 4 pm

    Put together, take apart, and rebuild some mini robots that do all kinds of interesting things. 

  • Un-Bored Games

    Glenville
    Tuesday, February 15 | 4 pm

    Unplug and join us at Glenville every Tuesday for weekly games. Play fun card games and board games such as Sushi Go!, Jenga, Forbidden Island, Happy Salmon and more!

  • Origami Hour

    Glenville
    Thursday, February 17 | 4 pm

    Build a world out of paper. Every Thursday at 4:00 join us to learn and create a new masterpiece from folded paper.

  • Glenville Learn

    Glenville
    Friday, February 18 | 4 pm

    Play fun, educational games on our Nintendo Switch console, including sports, clubhouse games, and brain fitness games.