Rockport

Changes to Parking

During construction, patrons can park at Blessed Trinity parking lot, 14040 Puritas Ave, Cleveland, OH 44135, which also includes Birchwood School and Nature’s Way Day Care Center.

Campus Hours

Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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. 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

  • Film Fest Friday

    Rockport
    Friday, September 29 | 3 pm

    They say the book is always better than the movie. How true is it? Let's test this theory. See if you can read these novels before we watch the film in the library:

    September- Matilda (based on the novel by Roald Dahl)

    October- Secret Window (Based on the short story by Stephen King)

    November- Hidden Figures (based on the Novel by Margot Lee Shetterly)

     

  • Game Night

    Rockport
    Tuesday, October 03 | 4:30 pm

    Let the games begin! The first Tuesday of every month, get ready to party at the library with games like Pictionary, Apples to Apples and more!

  • Simple STEM!

    Rockport
    Thursday, October 05 | 4:30 pm

    Join us the first Thursday of the month for a simple STEM activity and build your STEM-abilities!

  • Rockport Chess Club

    Rockport
    Monday, October 09 | 4:30 pm

    Learn the basics of chess and challenge someone to a game to enhance your skills! We meet every other Monday.

  • My Digital Life: Mouse and Keyboard

    Rockport
    Thursday, October 12 | 3:30 pm

    You do not need to be the best at using the keyboard to use a computer; there are several things that you should know how to do to make it easier. Join our class as our virtual student learns the basics of using a keyboard and mouse to use her computer along with you.

  • My Digital Life: Computer Basics

    Rockport
    Thursday, October 19 | 3:30 pm

     

    Computers can seem complicated but learning the basic terminology can help. Join our class as our virtual student learns what makes a computer special and why it is important to know how to use them.

  • Career Pathways for Teens – The Art of Entrepreneurship

    Rockport
    Thursday, October 19 | 4:30 pm

    Youth ages 15*-18 will design and create their own jewelry, t-shirts, and prints in the Best Buy Teen Tech Center using industry-grade technologies including 3D printers, laser-cutter engravers, Canon DSLR cameras, and Adobe Creative Suite. Participants will also develop a business model and marketing plan for their creative works.

    This 4-week program is the first learning cycle of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center Career Pathways Program. Teens enrolling in this program are expected to participate in at least one additional learning cycle during the 2023-2024 school year. Each learning cycle will include a stipend for youth who successfully complete the curriculum. Opportunities for paid summer internships are available to those who complete at least two cycles.

    *Participants must turn 16 by the start of summer internships or July 1, 2024.

  • Rockport Chess Club

    Rockport
    Monday, October 23 | 4:30 pm

    Learn the basics of chess and challenge someone to a game to enhance your skills! We meet every other Monday.

  • My Digital Life: Windows Basics

    Rockport
    Thursday, October 26 | 3:30 pm

    Microsoft Windows is one of the most popular operating systems.  Join our class as our virtual student learns the ins and outs of working with Windows 10 to accomplish the most common tasks using the computer.

  • Career Pathways for Teens – The Art of Entrepreneurship

    Rockport
    Thursday, October 26 | 4:30 pm

    Youth ages 15*-18 will design and create their own jewelry, t-shirts, and prints in the Best Buy Teen Tech Center using industry-grade technologies including 3D printers, laser-cutter engravers, Canon DSLR cameras, and Adobe Creative Suite. Participants will also develop a business model and marketing plan for their creative works.

    This 4-week program is the first learning cycle of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center Career Pathways Program. Teens enrolling in this program are expected to participate in at least one additional learning cycle during the 2023-2024 school year. Each learning cycle will include a stipend for youth who successfully complete the curriculum. Opportunities for paid summer internships are available to those who complete at least two cycles.

    *Participants must turn 16 by the start of summer internships or July 1, 2024.

  • Film Fest Friday

    Rockport
    Friday, October 27 | 3 pm

    They say the book is always better than the movie. How true is it? Let's test this theory. See if you can read these novels before we watch the film in the library:

    October- Secret Window (Based on the short story by Stephen King)

    November- Hidden Figures (based on the Novel by Margot Lee Shetterly)