Submit a Program Proposal

Cleveland Public Library is “The People’s University,” the center of learning for a diverse and inclusive community. Our 27 neighborhood libraries and the Main Library complex in downtown Cleveland serve as integral gathering places for our community and offer free, open, and equal access to information, resources, programs, and services designed to meet the ever-changing needs of individuals, families, neighborhoods, and our community. 

The Library creates and offers thousands of free, high-quality programs throughout the year to meet a wide range of community needs including building skills and knowledge, nurturing inquiring minds of all ages, encouraging interactive engagement in the arts, sparking civic conversations, and allowing communities to come together around shared interests.  

Would you like to offer your program or presentation at the Cleveland Public Library​?   We welcome proposals and suggestions from individual or group presenters and community organizations. 

Please take a moment to review the following information before you submit:

Programs are selected for their quality, the expertise and experience of presenters/performers, overall fit with Cleveland Public Library’s strategic priorities, and community needs. Priorities will change depending on seasonal and other factors. Schedules are determined a minimum of 9 to 12 months in advance.

Please note that program proposals will not be accepted by phone or by email.

Due to the volume of proposals received, we regret that we can respond only to proposals that meet a current need and fit Cleveland Public Library’s strategic priorities.