Glenville

11900 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44108

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

Hours

Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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

  • Tuesday Crafts for Adults

    Glenville
    Tuesday, February 07 | 11 am

    You are an artist! Join us every Tuesday morning and spark your creativity with fun art and craft projects that anyone can learn, but only you can make!

  • Bright Builders

    Glenville
    Tuesday, February 07 | 4 pm

    Build, code, and control robots and remote control cars . 

  • littleBits™ electronic kit Open Play

    Glenville
    Wednesday, February 08 | 4 pm

    Learn what littleBits™ are and how to use them to create exciting and unique electronic circuits. Create sound machines, robots, switches, dancing lights, and more. Drop in for 5 minutes, or stay for the entire session.

  • Wonder Wednesdays: Explore the Microscopic World

    Glenville
    Wednesday, February 08 | 4 pm

    Calling all nature explorers: using microscopes and slides, explore the microscopic world with us and record your observations.

  • Origami Hour

    Glenville
    Thursday, February 09 | 3 pm

    Create a world out of paper.  Every Thursday, learn how to fold a piece of paper into a new masterpiece. 

  • Preschool Story Time (ages 3 – 5)

    Glenville
    Friday, February 10 | 11 am

    Storytimes for preschoolers ages 3 – 5 include songs, activities, and rhymes designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten. 

  • Un-Bored Games

    Glenville
    Friday, February 10 | 4 pm

    Play fun card games and board games such as Sushi Go!, Jenga, Forbidden Island, Happy Salmon and Nintendo Switch!

  • Legal Aid at the Library

    Glenville
    Saturday, February 11 | 10 am

    Have a legal question?  Need to chat with an attorney about a problem related to money, housing, family, employment or other issues?  Stop by a Legal Aid Brief Advice and Referral Clinic.   Please bring all relevant paperwork with you. 

    All clinics are first come, first served free advice and referral events for people with low-income who have civil legal issues.

    Attorneys are available for brief advice and referral only. Advice clinic attorneys do NOT represent you. If you need legal representation you may be referred to The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland or another service provider.

    Need help now? Legal Aid is open 24/7 online, taking intake applications at lasclev.org/contact.  Questions? Call 1-877-817-3777 or visit lasclev.org.

     

  • Good Morning, Glenville!

    Online Event presented by Glenville
    Monday, February 13 | 11 am

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

  • LegalWorks at Cleveland Public Library

    Glenville
    Monday, February 13 | 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. 

  • Maker Monday Slime Time!

    Glenville
    Monday, February 13 | 4 pm

    Joins us for a fun STEAM activity creating slime.

  • Tuesday Crafts for Adults

    Glenville
    Tuesday, February 14 | 11 am

    You are an artist! Join us every Tuesday morning and spark your creativity with fun art and craft projects that anyone can learn, but only you can make!

  • Bright Builders

    Glenville
    Tuesday, February 14 | 4 pm

    Build, code, and control robots and remote control cars . 

  • Wonder Wednesdays: All About Life Cycles

    Glenville
    Wednesday, February 15 | 4 pm

    Explore the different life cycles of bugs, amphibians, and more.

  • Origami Hour

    Glenville
    Thursday, February 16 | 3 pm

    Create a world out of paper.  Every Thursday, learn how to fold a piece of paper into a new masterpiece. 

  • Preschool Story Time (ages 3 – 5)

    Glenville
    Friday, February 17 | 11 am

    Storytimes for preschoolers ages 3 – 5 include songs, activities, and rhymes designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten. 

  • Be Kind and Make Buttons

    Glenville
    Friday, February 17 | 4 pm

    Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day with us. Create buttons with kind phrases and share them with your friends!

  • Take-and-Make: Celebrate Mae Jemison

    Online Event presented by Glenville
    Tuesday, February 21 | 10 am

    Celebrate Black History Month with our Mae Jemison craft kits.  Jemison became the first Black woman in space in 1993.

  • Tuesday Crafts for Adults

    Glenville
    Tuesday, February 21 | 11 am

    You are an artist! Join us every Tuesday morning and spark your creativity with fun art and craft projects that anyone can learn, but only you can make!

  • Bright Builders

    Glenville
    Tuesday, February 21 | 4 pm

    Build, code, and control robots and remote control cars .