Cleveland Public Library thrives when the community invests in its success. Now more than ever, we are profoundly grateful to the individuals, businesses, and foundations whose support makes the Library’s extraordinary work possible.

An investment in Cleveland Public Library through the Foundation is an investment in Cleveland’s diverse and distinctive neighborhoods

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Cleveland Public Library Foundation accepts grant for new early literacy program

CPL received a grant from The Bruening Foundation for a new 0-3: Read to Me early literacy program that will encourage parents of children ages zero to three to read to their child from birth. 0-3: Read to Me will ensure parents know why reading from birth is important and through both passive and active Library programming will give parents the tools to embark upon this crucial journey

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Local Partnership Expands Access to Affordable, High-Speed Internet in Central Neighborhood

This broadband initiative represents more than $660,000 investment by Cuyahoga County, Cleveland Public Library, and DigitalC.

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Cleveland Public Library Accepts Grant to Narrow Digital Divide

In partnership with AT&T Connected Learning, Cleveland Public Library will invest in Clevelanders at home, in the classroom, and at work. The $15,000 AT&T Foundation grant will support STEM at Home, a virtual science class offering free online robotics and coding courses for kids and teens in grades 3-12.

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Donor Testimonials:

“"I have been using CPL since I was 12, when my family first moved to Northeast Ohio. Literature is my great love, but all of the Library's resources are amazing, from the specialized collections at the Main Library to the many resources at all of the branches. CPL is one of our region's greatest assets, but I have found that many people don't know much about CPL, or use our collections and activities, and I hope that my gift will help CPL broaden its impact in our community. I am a voracious reader but I buy very few books. Given how many books I check out of the Library, my gift is a great bargain!"”


“"Libraries are one of the most important resources in this community! They are the foundation for information for everyone!"”

Nina Gibans

“I support the Cleveland Public Library since it represents one of this region's greatest assets. CPL has been around for over 150 years and is truly "the peoples university". While most patrons know the library for its wonderful selection of books, the CPL offers much more. Its facilities and resources are strategically positioned throughout Cleveland's neighborhoods as well as on-line. Furthermore, it serves as THE hub for learning, engagement, inclusion, and opportunities. The organization partners with public and private organizations to bring an unbiased view on matters important to us all. Without the CPL, our communities and many of its citizens would not have access to the resources needed to grow and succeed as individuals. I encourage everyone to fully leverage the CPL resources and financially support its unique purpose and role in our region.”

Greg Stefani