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

  • Summer Lit League Activities

    Rockport
    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

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Rockport
    Thursday, June 30 | 11 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.

  • Simple STEM

    Rockport
    Thursday, June 30 | 1 pm

    Join us each week for a "simple" STEM activity. We'll do everything from Silly Putty to Elephant's Toothpaste.

  • July Take-and-Make

    Rockport
    Friday, July 01 | 12 am

    Stop in all month long and pick up your free craft kit* and enjoy making a summer craft project at home!
    *While supplies last.

  • Summer Lit League Activities

    Rockport
    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

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Rockport
    Thursday, July 07 | 11 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.

  • Simple STEM

    Rockport
    Thursday, July 07 | 1 pm

    Join us each week for a "simple" STEM activity. We'll do everything from Silly Putty to Elephant's Toothpaste.

  • Time Out for Typing

    Rockport
    Monday, July 11 | 1 pm

    Let's practice and improve our typing skills together! Drop by any time during this hour to use websites with practice lessons and games to work on typing and getting more comfortable with using the computer.

  • Summer Lit League Activities

    Rockport
    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

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Rockport
    Thursday, July 14 | 11 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.

  • Simple STEM

    Rockport
    Thursday, July 14 | 1 pm

    Join us each week for a "simple" STEM activity. We'll do everything from Silly Putty to Elephant's Toothpaste.

  • No-Pressure Book Club

    Rockport
    Monday, July 18 | 1 pm

    Join us to chat about any books you’ve read recently and hear about new titles.

  • Summer Lit League Finale!

    Rockport
    Tuesday, July 19 | 12 pm

    Time to celebrate you as a Rockstar Reader this Summer! It's a party in your honor! 

  • Summer Lit League Activities

    Rockport
    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

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Rockport
    Thursday, July 21 | 11 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.

  • Simple STEM

    Rockport
    Thursday, July 21 | 1 pm

    Join us each week for a "simple" STEM activity. We'll do everything from Silly Putty to Elephant's Toothpaste.

  • DIY with Raspberry Pi

    Rockport
    Monday, July 25 | 10 am

    With a Raspberry Pi you can create everything from a game controller to a computer.  Participants will learn basic computer hardware and be introduced to Python, a coding language.  At the end of the camp, participants will take home their own Raspberry Pi computer (Raspberry Pi, SD Card, Keyboard, Monitor, Mouse, HDMI cable).  This camp is open to youth ages 10 – 14.  Registration is required and preference will be given to Best Buy Teen Tech Members.

  • Introduction to Canva

    Rockport
    Monday, July 25 | 1 pm

    Interested in making your own flyers, posters, or cards? Join us for an overview of the website Canva and get some hands-on practice by creating your own graphic.