Summary Report Released!

From 2014 through 2017, the Cleveland Public Library, in collaboration with the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, engaged communities around 13 neighborhood branches in the CPL system: GROUP 1: Fleet; South; Sterling; and Woodland branches GROUP 2: Brooklyn; East 131st; Mt Pleasant; and South Brooklyn branches GROUP 3: Eastman; Hough; Union; […]

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Group 3 Final Report Released

  The CPL150 Community Vision Plan | Group 3 Report includes recommendations for five branch communities: Eastman Branch: W 117th/Lorain Ave neighborhood Hough Branch: Hough neighborhood Union Branch: Union-Miles neighborhood Walz Branch: Detroit-Shoreway/Edgewater neighborhoods West Park Branch: West Park/Kamm’s Corners neighborhoods The report articulates a wide-range of community priorities and reveals a clearer vision of the library’s role […]


Group 2 Final Report Released

The CPL150 Community Vision Plan | Group 2 Report includes recommendations for four branch communities: Brooklyn Branch: Brooklyn Centre neighborhood East 131st Branch: Mt Pleasant, Corlett, & Union-Miles neighborhoods Mt Pleasant Branch: Mt Pleasant neighborhood South Brooklyn Branch: Old Brooklyn neighborhood The report articulates a wide-range of community priorities and reveals a clearer vision of the library’s […]

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WALZ branch: Presentation & Survey

On Thursday, June 8th, we held a public presentation in the downstairs meeting room at the Walz Branch Library. The participants were highly engaged in the conversation, often anticipating potential design solutions in advance of the slideshow. The presentation summed up the engagement we’ve conducted so far; proposed some initial […]


HOUGH branch: Presentation & Survey

On Tuesday, June 6th, we presented our work so far at the Hough Branch meeting room, and had a small but lively conversation with patrons, community stakeholders, and library staff around the future of the Hough library. The presentation summed up the engagement we’ve conducted so far; proposed some initial […]

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UNION branch: Presentation & Survey

On Thursday, June 1st, we held our second Public Meeting at the Union branch, in Cleveland’s Union-Miles neighborhood. We set up in the meeting room and rounded up some willing participants from the library floor to participate in our conversation. The presentation summed up the engagement we’ve conducted so far; […]


EASTMAN branch: Presentation & Survey

On Tuesday, May 23rd, we held our second Public Meeting in the upstairs meeting room at Eastman Branch. Though the meeting was lightly attended due to NBA playoffs the same night (go Cavs!), those in attendance gave great feedback and helped refine our draft recommendations. The presentation summed up the […]

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WEST PARK branch: Presentation & Survey

On Thursday, May 18th, we held a public meeting at the West Park Branch to go over feedback we’ve heard so far, and initial design ideas and recommendations. We set up on the main floor, in front of the historic windows facing Lorain Ave, in order to make sure the […]


PUBLIC MEETING: Walz Branch | June 8

On Thursday, June 8th, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, you’re invited to the Walz Library for the second of two Public Meetings on the branch’s Community Vision Plan. Follow along and give your input on design ideas for improving the branch’s building, grounds, neighborhood, and services.  *Refreshments and kids’ activities provided! […]

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PUBLIC MEETING: Hough Branch | June 6

On Tuesday, June 6th, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, you’re invited to the Hough Library for the second of two Public Meetings on the branch’s Community Vision Plan. Follow along and give your input on design ideas for improving the branch’s building, grounds, neighborhood, and services.  *Refreshments and kids’ activities provided! […]