Rockport

4421 West 140th Street
Cleveland, OH 44135

Phone: 216-623-7053
Email: Rockport.Branch@cpl.org
Manager: Forrest Lykins

Hours

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

About

Rockport Branch serves the Bellaire-Puritas area of the west side of Cleveland and is one of the busiest branches in the Cleveland Public Library system. This branch offers free wifi and public computers with Internet access. Printing, copying, scanning, and faxing services are available for a fee. A meeting room is available and may be reserved; please contact the branch for details. Free parking is available.

History & Architecture

Rockport opened in 1964 and features 9,200 square feet. The building was designed by the architects Hargett-Hoag Associates. The branch is composed of brick and stone with a steel structure. A large picture window dominates the front façade.

Best Buy Teen Tech Center

The Rockport Branch is the site of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center, an interactive, state-of-the-art learning center for teenagers. Cleveland Public Library was awarded a grant for this special project in 2017, and the Teen Tech Center opened in fall 2018. This new center complements the Library’s ongoing work with digital literacy, hands-on learning, STEM education, and civic engagement.

Events

  • Preschool Story Time (ages 3 – 5)

    Rockport
    Thursday, January 27 | 11:30 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.

  • Black History Month Scavenger Hunt

    Rockport
    Tuesday, February 01 | 10 am

    Find the clues and win a prize! This will be going on all month, but first one to finsh will get an even bigger surprise! 

  • Preschool Story Time (ages 3 – 5)

    Rockport
    Thursday, February 03 | 11:30 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 Story Time (ages 3 – 5)

    Rockport
    Thursday, February 10 | 11:30 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.

  • Paint Cleveland History

    Online Event presented by Rockport
    Thursday, February 10 | 5 pm

    Join us on Zoom for a "paint and sip" style event. We will paint an iconic Cleveland image from the Library's Digital Gallery and learn more about it from while we make our creations! Registration is required.*  After you register, pick up your free supply kit* including paint and a canvas at the Rockport Branch at least one day before the event.  *Space is limited.  Kits are available after registration, while supplies last. 

  • Preschool Story Time (ages 3 – 5)

    Rockport
    Thursday, February 17 | 11:30 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.