5806 Woodland Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44104
Manager: Maria Estrella
Woodland Branch offers free wifi and public computers with Internet access. Printing, copying, scanning, and faxing services are available for a fee. Woodland’s meeting room seats up to 50 and may be reserved; please contact the branch for more information. Parking is free in the lot located on the east side of the building.
History & Architecture
The first building on the present site was a small Methodist chapel. At its inception, Woodland was described in the Library’s 1904 Annual Report as “a one story colonial structure of brick, with stone trimmings, in a setting of green lawn, flowers and shade trees.” The entrance opened into a wainscoted vestibule with a leaded glass partition.
In 1957, the building burned down and was rebuilt to open in 1961. The new Woodland Branch is a low-slung, modern, one-story building. The branch is 15,300 square feet houses an extensive Black World collection of both fiction and nonfiction materials.
- Woodland Branch offers the Woodland Wonderland Stay and Play Room, an early childhood playroom administered through a partnership with Family Connections. Woodland Wonderland allows parents to play with their young children up to age five while building important school readiness skills. No pre-registration required. Woodland Wonderland is open Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Through a partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Woodland hosts the Kids Café and the Summer Lunch Program to provide free meals to youth.