Cleveland Public Library is a 5-Star Library!

Cleveland Public Library has been awarded a 5-star rating in the 2017 Library Journal Index of Public Library Service (LJ Index). “The only way a library can earn a five-star ranking is when it has tremendous support from its community, the dedication of a talented staff, and the strategic oversight provided by a committed Board of Trustees. Cleveland Public Library is so fortunate to have…

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The Cleveland Business

“People ask me, ‘Aren’t you worried about the future, being in the book business?’ I always say: ‘We’re not in the book business. We’re in the Cleveland business.’” —Felton Thomas, Director of Cleveland Public Library When I told my friends I was moving to from Chicago to Cleveland, each and every single one of them said, “You’re crazy! You’ll hate…

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Library Records Commission Meeting

November 16, 2017 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing Immediately following Board Meeting   AGENDA   Approval of Minutes of November 17, 2016 Meeting of the Library Records Commission Overview of Process Review of Records to be Disposed        ADJOURN

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Board of Library Trustees Meeting

Nov 16, 2017 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 10/19/17 and Finance Committee Meeting of 10/17/17. COMMUNICATIONS    Email from:  Martha Swarts, Hamburg, NY MOTION TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND THE REGULATIONS FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Resolution to Accept Gifts for the Month of October (EXHIBIT 1) Ninth…

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Your Vote of Confidence

Yesterday, Cleveland residents showed their support for Cleveland Public Library by voting in favor of an ambitious, multiyear capital improvement plan to transform our library branches across the city. “We are extremely grateful to the voters of Cleveland who recognize the value of strong public libraries in their neighborhoods,” said Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director of Cleveland Public Library. “Our…

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Best Books for Children Under Two

It’s never too soon to introduce your child to the joy of reading. Here are just a few reasons why reading together is important: EARS: Babies are attracted to sound, and reading helps little ones attach meaning to what they hear. EYES: Books encourage babies to focus on an object, which helps develop vision. HEART: Babies are comforted by the…

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