Designing Our Future Libraries

The Library is seeking input on reimagining its neighborhood libraries. The Cleveland Public Library system is getting a new look and the community is invited to help reconceptualize their local branches. Starting this month, we are hosting community engagement meetings at West Park, Jefferson, and moving on to each of our 27 branch libraries. The purpose of the meetings is…

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Democracy 2020: Letter from the Director

The Winter 2019-2020 issue of UpNext serves as a bridge between our 150th anniversary year of 2019 and our focus on civic engagement in 2020. In fact, Cleveland Public Library’s yearlong theme for this coming year is Democracy 2020. What does Democracy 2020 mean, and why are we dedicating a year to this theme? In short, Democracy 2020 speaks to our…

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One Community Reads

A collaboration among the City Club of Cleveland, ideastream, Playhouse Square, and all nine local public library systems, One Community Reads is designed to broaden and deepen our appreciation of reading and to cultivate dialogue based upon a shared reading experience for the Greater Cleveland community. From January through March 2020, county residents are encouraged to read Palaces for the People by…

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December 19, 2019, Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda

December 19, 2019 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 2:30 P.M. AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 11/21/19; and Joint Capital, Finance, Human Resources and Community Services Committee Meeting of 11/19/19. PUBLIC COMMENT COMMUNICATIONS  MOTION TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND THE REGULATIONS FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Resolution to Accept Gifts for the Month of November…

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