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

  • Memories of Glenville

    Glenville
    Tuesday, September 27 | 12 am

    Starting September 6, view a collection of historical photos and maps of Glenville. These materials from Cleveland Public Library Center for Local and Global History’s Map and Photo collections show what our neighborhood has looked like over the past several decades. Share your own memories of Glenville by posting them on our display. 

    This exhibit runs through November 30. 

  • FREE After School Tutoring and Homework Help

    Online Event presented by Glenville
    Tuesday, September 27 | 4 pm

    FREE after school tutoring and homework help for students in grades K – 12.  Monday – Thursday, 4 – 6pm at 14 branch locations: Addison, East 131st St., Fleet, Garden Valley, Glenville, Harvard-Lee, Hough, Langston Hughes, Memorial-Nottingham, Mt. Pleasant, Rice, Rockport, South Brooklyn, South.  
    No registration or appointments are needed. 

  • FREE After School Tutoring and Homework Help

    Glenville
    Wednesday, September 28 | 4 pm

    FREE after school tutoring and homework help for students in grades K – 12.  Monday – Thursday, 4 – 6pm at 14 branch locations: Addison, East 131st St., Fleet, Garden Valley, Glenville, Harvard-Lee, Hough, Langston Hughes, Memorial-Nottingham, Mt. Pleasant, Rice, Rockport, South Brooklyn, South.  
    No registration or appointments are needed. 

  • STEM Robotics

    Glenville
    Wednesday, September 28 | 4 pm

    Build, modify, and control mini-robots as you expand your creativity, think logically, solve problems, and use the powers of teamwork & collaboration. 

  • Duct Tape Universe

    Glenville
    Thursday, September 29 | 4 pm

    Create everyday objects from duct tape.

  • FREE After School Tutoring and Homework Help

    Glenville
    Thursday, September 29 | 4 pm

    FREE after school tutoring and homework help for students in grades K – 12.  Monday – Thursday, 4 – 6pm at 14 branch locations: Addison, East 131st St., Fleet, Garden Valley, Glenville, Harvard-Lee, Hough, Langston Hughes, Memorial-Nottingham, Mt. Pleasant, Rice, Rockport, South Brooklyn, South.  
    No registration or appointments are needed. 

  • Glenville Learn

    Glenville
    Friday, September 30 | 4 pm

    Enjoy fun, educational games including board, card, and console games: everything from chess, checkers, Nintendo Switch, and clubhouse games to brain teasers and brain fitness games.

  • Good Morning, Glenville!

    Online Event presented by Glenville
    Monday, October 03 | 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, October 03 | 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. 

  • LegalWorks at Cleveland Public Library

    Online Event presented by Glenville
    Monday, October 03 | 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

  • FREE After School Tutoring and Homework Help

    Glenville
    Monday, October 03 | 4 pm

    FREE after school tutoring and homework help for students in grades K – 12.  Monday – Thursday, 4 – 6pm at 14 branch locations: Addison, East 131st St., Fleet, Garden Valley, Glenville, Harvard-Lee, Hough, Langston Hughes, Memorial-Nottingham, Mt. Pleasant, Rice, Rockport, South Brooklyn, South.  
    No registration or appointments are needed. 

  • Memories of Glenville

    Glenville
    Tuesday, October 04 | 12 am

    Starting September 6, view a collection of historical photos and maps of Glenville. These materials from Cleveland Public Library Center for Local and Global History’s Map and Photo collections show what our neighborhood has looked like over the past several decades. Share your own memories of Glenville by posting them on our display. 

    This exhibit runs through November 30. 

  • FREE After School Tutoring and Homework Help

    Online Event presented by Glenville
    Tuesday, October 04 | 4 pm

    FREE after school tutoring and homework help for students in grades K – 12.  Monday – Thursday, 4 – 6pm at 14 branch locations: Addison, East 131st St., Fleet, Garden Valley, Glenville, Harvard-Lee, Hough, Langston Hughes, Memorial-Nottingham, Mt. Pleasant, Rice, Rockport, South Brooklyn, South.  
    No registration or appointments are needed. 

  • FREE After School Tutoring and Homework Help

    Glenville
    Wednesday, October 05 | 4 pm

    FREE after school tutoring and homework help for students in grades K – 12.  Monday – Thursday, 4 – 6pm at 14 branch locations: Addison, East 131st St., Fleet, Garden Valley, Glenville, Harvard-Lee, Hough, Langston Hughes, Memorial-Nottingham, Mt. Pleasant, Rice, Rockport, South Brooklyn, South.  
    No registration or appointments are needed. 

  • STEM Robotics

    Glenville
    Wednesday, October 05 | 4 pm

    Build, modify, and control mini-robots as you expand your creativity, think logically, solve problems, and use the powers of teamwork & collaboration. 

  • FREE After School Tutoring and Homework Help

    Glenville
    Thursday, October 06 | 4 pm

    FREE after school tutoring and homework help for students in grades K – 12.  Monday – Thursday, 4 – 6pm at 14 branch locations: Addison, East 131st St., Fleet, Garden Valley, Glenville, Harvard-Lee, Hough, Langston Hughes, Memorial-Nottingham, Mt. Pleasant, Rice, Rockport, South Brooklyn, South.  
    No registration or appointments are needed. 

  • Origami Hour

    Glenville
    Thursday, October 06 | 4 pm

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

  • Glenville Learn

    Glenville
    Friday, October 07 | 4 pm

    Enjoy fun, educational games including board, card, and console games: everything from chess, checkers, Nintendo Switch, and clubhouse games to brain teasers and brain fitness games.

  • Glenville Snail Mail Club

    Glenville
    Friday, October 07 | 4 pm

    Rediscover the lost art of letter-writing. Join us on the first Friday of each month to write letters and postcards to your friends and family. Take your turn making use of a vintage typewriter. Learn to do fancy folds and try out other fun ways to send a greeting to someone special.

  • Good Morning, Glenville!

    Online Event presented by Glenville
    Monday, October 10 | 11 am


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