Summer Sidewalk Poetry Competition


Winners of this poetry contest get their poems painted onto local sidewalks. 

Library Naturalist-in-Residence


The Naturalist-in-Residence encourages the community to explore and reflect on the natural world.

Permanent StoryWalk®

Photograph shows the indoor entrance to the StoryWalk. Image shows a large poster with three polar bears. Text on the poster reads "Once upon a time"

This permanent outdoor StoryWalk┬« features rotating books and flower drums for peak outdoor interaction. 

Bookish Trailblazers


Bookish Trailblazers is a monthly outdoor book club.

Unlazy River

Photograph shows children outside playing a sidewalk chalk game with pool floaties on.

Kick off the summer season with an Unlazy River! Pool floaties are needed for this outdoor obstacle course.

Tackling Community Issues

Want to address community issues at your library? Here are some common themes of discussion to help you get started. 

Ideas for Creative StoryWalks

November 2021 will celebrate StoryWalks® in libraries across the nation. Here are some creative StoryWalk tips.

The Seed Library


The Seed Library at Cleveland Public Library allows patrons to check out a packet of heirloom seeds.