BOOKS BY MAIL, FAMILY MEALS, AND MORE!
WHAT’S NEW FOR THE CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMUNITY
FEBRUARY 12, 2021:
Cleveland Public Library
will reopen its doors to visitors on Monday, February 22, 2021.
To celebrate a return to browsing, the Library is offering new
programs and services to help patrons achieve their goals and
survive during the pandemic.
“We’re excited to see people back in our libraries,” said
Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director and CEO of Cleveland
Public Library. “The community is the heartbeat of the People’s
University. Visitors bring energy to our great center of
learning. Virtual is convenient, but it’s nothing like
face-to-face interaction. Our staff feels more connected to the
people in this environment.”
The Library’s hours of operation will remain the same. Walk-up
and curbside services will still be provided.
CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY HOURS OF OPERATION
All CPL Locations except for PAL
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Main Library Drive-up Window Only
Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Due to the public health threat of COVID-19, patrons are
required to wear face coverings and maintain social distance.
Our neighborhood branches will limit capacity and seating, as
well as require visitors to limit their visits to one hour and
15 minutes to ensure everyone has access to the Library.
Administration Library (PAL)
will remain closed due to limited hours at City Hall.
OUR FUTURE IS BUILDING:
Our plans to renovate existing branches and build new ones will
soon become a reality. Construction will begin this Spring. To
get ready for the construction projects, West
and Jefferson branches
will not reopen to visitors on February 22 with the rest of the
Library system. Curbside and walk-up services will still be
available at West Park, Woodland, and Jefferson. All services
will cease at those branches at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 2 for
BOOKS BY MAIL:
Can’t make it to your neighborhood branch? Let us bring the
library to you. Cleveland Public Library users can now receive
books and movies at home through the mail.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library is offering a new free
service, Words on Wheels, to adult residents of the Cleveland
Metropolitan School District which includes Cleveland,
Bratenahl, Newburgh Heights, and Linndale. For more information
on Wheels and Homebound
Service, visit cpl.org/books-by-mail.
FREE FAMILY MEALS:
Cleveland Public Library is making sure no one goes hungry. In
partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the Library is
now offering three meal services:
Backpack Meals: A
two-day supply of meals for youth, ages 18 and under.
Backpack meals include two breakfasts, two entrees, and two
snacks. Meals are available Monday-Friday. To
receive a backpack, children must provide their name and
Emergency Food Boxes: Adults
and families can pick up a 20-30 lb. box of non-perishable,
dry goods including milk, pasta, rice, and canned goods such
as fruit and tuna. Emergency food boxes are available
COMPUTERS, PRINTING, AND YOU:
Looking to get back to work or learn a new skill? Cleveland
Public Library is offering a series of computer
help people create resumes, search for jobs, and understand how
to operate Microsoft software.
Mobile printing is
also available from home using your computer or mobile device. Print
from the web, email, or mobile device, then visit your local
branch to pick up your items.
Cleveland Public Library will celebrate Founders Day on
Wednesday, February 17. All library locations will be closed to
the public until 2 p.m. to allow for staff development. Patrons
are encouraged to use our digital
collection to find
their next great read, movie, or audiobook. Visit cpl.org to
learn about our Homebound
Service and Words
on Wheels programs.