Cleveland Public Library is open for in-person browsing on February 22. West Park, Woodland, and Jefferson branches remain curbside in preparation for closures

Our Future is Building: Branch Closures and Community Meetings

Cleveland Public Library’s promise to the community is coming to fruition. This year, we will renovate or rebuild our branches to improve the Library user experience in each neighborhood.

Construction will begin this Spring. To prepare for the building projects, West Park, Woodland, and Jefferson branches will not reopen for browsing on February 22 with the rest of the Library system. Curbside and walk-up services will be available until 6 p.m. on Friday, April 2. At that time, West Park, Woodland, and Jefferson will close for construction. Patrons are encouraged to visit another Cleveland Public Library location or utilize our books by mail service, Words on Wheels.

“The Facilities Master Plan has been years in the making. Cleveland Public Library is excited to see these much-anticipated projects take shape,” remarks John Lang, Chief Operating Officer at Cleveland Public Library.

As part of the process to reimagine our neighborhood branches, Cleveland Public Library is hosting a series of community meetings to learn what people want to see in their future branches and how they plan to use the facilities. The virtual meetings will focus on the design and construction of the following branches: Brooklyn, Eastman, Lorain, Rockport, and Sterling. All community sessions will be held online. The first meeting is for the Eastman Branch project on Thursday, February 18 at 6 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to register.

“Cleveland Public Library wants everyone to be a part of the design process. It’s important to us that each branch reflects the needs of the neighborhoods it serves,” Lang adds.

 COMMUNITY TOWN HALL MEETINGS

Facilities Master Plan ProjectMeeting DatesMeeting Times
Brooklyn BranchTuesday, March 2
Tuesday, March 16
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Eastman BranchThursday, February 18
Thursday, March 4
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Lorain BranchTuesday, February 23
Thursday, March 11
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Rockport BranchThursday, February 25
Tuesday, March 9
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sterling BranchTuesday, March 2
Tuesday, March 16
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Representatives from Vocon, Moody Nolan, CBLH Design, and HBM Architects will be on hand to discuss their research on the community and their inspirations for their respective Library projects.

For the latest information on the Facilities Master Plan, visit our coUrbanize project site.