South Brooklyn

4303 Pearl Road
Cleveland, OH 44109

Phone: 216-623-7067
Email: South.Brooklyn.Branch@cpl.org
Manager: Joanna Rivera

Hours

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

About

South Brooklyn offers free wifi and public computers with Internet access. Printing, copying, scanning, and faxing services are available for a fee. Parking is free.

History & Architecture

Originally located on the corner of Pearl and Devonshire, the first site for the South Brooklyn Branch was built with Carnegie funds and belonged to the independent South Brooklyn Village. When the village annexed to Cleveland, the building was turned over to the Cleveland Library Board. In 1936, a former bank building was bought, remodeled, and expanded to house the branch.

In 1979, Cleveland Public Library opened a new 10,200-square-foot building designed by Fred Toguchi Associates. The architect used the natural contours of the site to define the interior areas with gradual floor level variations. The interior areas were designed to be intimate in scale and lit by skylights. Exposed, painted mechanical ductwork was considered a modern design element.

Special Features

  • A 1980 sculpture by Carl Floyd, which consists of two sandstone arcs standing approximately ten feet tall, is located on the north side of the building on the corner of Pearl and State Roads.
  • South Brooklyn offers a Kids Café in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to provide free meals for children.

Events

  • Gamers Guild: Video Game Day

    South Brooklyn
    Thursday, September 21 | 4 pm

    Fun, casual gaming on multiple consoles.

  • National Comic Book Day

    South Brooklyn
    Monday, September 25 | 4 pm

    Create collage art from colorful comics pages.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Series

    South Brooklyn
    Tuesday, September 26 | 4 pm

    Learn about different Latinx countries, their literature, arts and crafts in this four-week series. . 

  • D&D One Shot Wednesdays

    South Brooklyn
    Wednesday, September 27 | 3:30 pm

    A beginner friendly single session introduction to Dungeons and Dragons.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Series

    South Brooklyn
    Tuesday, October 03 | 4 pm

    Learn about different Latinx countries, their literature, arts and crafts in this four-week series. . 

  • Adventures in South “Book”lyn’s Fall Book Club

    South Brooklyn
    Wednesday, October 04 | 4 pm

    Join the book club where you vote to help choose the books we'll read and discuss this fall when we meet on the first Wednesday of each month (ages 8- 13.)

  • CleveLAND of READers Book Club

    South Brooklyn
    Wednesday, October 04 | 5 pm

    This book club lets you help choose the types of books and the specific titles we'll read. Join the selection, read along, and share your thoughts on some great reads. 

     

  • Gamers Guild: Tabletop Gaming

    South Brooklyn
    Thursday, October 05 | 4 pm

    Play classic tabletop games like Chess and Candyland.

  • Crafty and Cozy

    South Brooklyn
    Monday, October 09 | 5 pm

    Fall Crafts for adults the second Monday of the month. 

    • September – Fall Jar Luminaries (Fall Leaves) 
    • October – Fall Wreaths 
    • November – Fall/Winter Gnomes 
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Series

    South Brooklyn
    Tuesday, October 10 | 4 pm

    Learn about different Latinx countries, their literature, arts and crafts in this four-week series. . 

  • D&D One Shot Wednesdays

    South Brooklyn
    Wednesday, October 18 | 3:30 pm

    A beginner friendly single session introduction to Dungeons and Dragons.