World-Renowned Poet Nikki Giovanni Joins Cleveland Public Library for the Grand Opening of the New Hough Campus Next to League Park

Our future is building at the all-new Hough Campus.

The Library will host a candid conversation with world-renowned poet Nikki Giovanni on Saturday, November 12 at the grand opening of the Hough Campus. The new Library, now located at 6530 Lexington Avenue in Midtown Cleveland, will open at 10 a.m. Giovanni will speak at noon about her life’s work and influence on the Black Arts Movement. The grand opening will also include a Djapo Cultural Arts Institute performance, food, and family fun activities.

Designed by Moody Nolan, the new Hough Campus honors the past with an eye on the future. Moody Nolan’s architects drew inspiration from the mythical Sankofa bird in Africa which looks back while moving forward. This design is in the shape of the building.

The reimagined Library will have an expanded children’s area, a teen nook, more meeting rooms, a welcoming outdoor space, and book lockers for after-hours access to materials.

Cleveland Public Library will build or renovate every neighborhood branch over the next decade. For updates on construction projects, visit