Union

3463 East 93rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44104

Phone: 216-623-7088
Email: Union.Branch@cpl.org
Manager:

Hours

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

About

Union Branch offers free wifi and public computers with Internet access. Printing, copying, scanning, and faxing services are available for a fee. The branch has a meeting room with a capacity of 50; please contact the branch for reservation information.

History & Architecture

Library services were first offered in this neighborhood at the Union Avenue Community Station’s storefront on Union Avenue in 1930. In 1938, Cleveland Public Library officially made Union a branch library, and the location primarily served children. A year later, the branch moved to another building located at 9319 Union Avenue.

Cleveland Public Library unveiled a new building for Union in 1982. The architects considered the aesthetic and residential tradition of the neighborhood in the design. The two entrances feature cupolas echoing church architecture, which admit patrons into the 9,100-square-foot facility.

Special Features

  • As an Adaptive Technology Station, Union Branch serves visually and physically impaired patrons.
  • Notable art at this branch includes: Cloud, Wind, Sea by Andrea Hahn, 1982 (acrylic art on canvas); Heart Plains by Jeff Fauser, 1982 (painting on aluminum plate); and Snow Fence by Gene Kangas (painted steel sculpture).
  • Children and community volunteers work in the Summer Sprout Garden Project on the southern grounds of the Union Branch.

Events

  • Read with your Neighborhood Librarian

    Union
    Tuesday, September 27 | 4 pm

    Practice reading out loud with a librarian. Individualized sessions are 20 minutes long. 

  • Wee Read and Play Storytime (ages 18 months – 3 years)

    Union
    Thursday, September 29 | 11 am

    Continue to develop your toddler’s language and social skills: toddlers from 18 months to 3 years of age and their favorite adult are invited for stories, active songs, rhymes and time for play.  

  • Read with your Neighborhood Librarian

    Union
    Tuesday, October 04 | 4 pm

    Practice reading out loud with a librarian. Individualized sessions are 20 minutes long. 

  • Wee Read and Play Storytime (ages 18 months – 3 years)

    Union
    Thursday, October 06 | 11 am

    Continue to develop your toddler’s language and social skills: toddlers from 18 months to 3 years of age and their favorite adult are invited for stories, active songs, rhymes and time for play.  

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Union
    Saturday, October 08 | 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.

  • Computer Basics for Adults

    Union
    Saturday, October 08 | 2 pm

    Learn the basics of using the mouse and keyboard, internet browsing, email essentials and more. 

  • Read with your Neighborhood Librarian

    Union
    Tuesday, October 11 | 4 pm

    Practice reading out loud with a librarian. Individualized sessions are 20 minutes long. 

  • Wee Read and Play Storytime (ages 18 months – 3 years)

    Union
    Thursday, October 13 | 11 am

    Continue to develop your toddler’s language and social skills: toddlers from 18 months to 3 years of age and their favorite adult are invited for stories, active songs, rhymes and time for play.  

  • Canvas & Chat

    Union
    Saturday, October 15 | 2 pm

    Join us for a relaxed paint and chat that anyone can enjoy.  No experience or "artistic talent" needed!  We'll supply the canvas and paints and you create your own work of art to decorate your space! 

  • Read with your Neighborhood Librarian

    Union
    Tuesday, October 18 | 4 pm

    Practice reading out loud with a librarian. Individualized sessions are 20 minutes long. 

  • Wee Read and Play Storytime (ages 18 months – 3 years)

    Union
    Thursday, October 20 | 11 am

    Continue to develop your toddler’s language and social skills: toddlers from 18 months to 3 years of age and their favorite adult are invited for stories, active songs, rhymes and time for play.  

  • Read with your Neighborhood Librarian

    Union
    Tuesday, October 25 | 4 pm

    Practice reading out loud with a librarian. Individualized sessions are 20 minutes long. 

  • Wee Read and Play Storytime (ages 18 months – 3 years)

    Union
    Thursday, October 27 | 11 am

    Continue to develop your toddler’s language and social skills: toddlers from 18 months to 3 years of age and their favorite adult are invited for stories, active songs, rhymes and time for play.