Cleveland Public Library

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Our Vision Cleveland Public Library will be the driving force behind a powerful culture of learning that will inspire Clevelanders from all walks of life to continually learn, share and seek out new knowledge in ways that are beneficial to themselves, their community, and the world.

Our Mission We are the “People’s University,” the center of learning for a diverse and inclusive community.

To be the best urban library system in the country by providing access to the worldwide information that people and organizations need in a timely, convenient, and equitable manner. 

Experience the joy of reading at Cleveland Public Library. Our summer reading initiative, Summer Lit League, runs June 7 through July 31. Registration is now open for children of all ages. And there’s something for adults too.

Summer Lit League is an eight-week program that challenges children and adults alike to read for a chance to win prizes. Participants are separated into three age groups: Kids (0-11), Young Adults (12-18), and Adults (19+).