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Cleveland Public Library

325 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44114-1271
+1 216-623-2800
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Who Knew a Library Could Be a Art Gallery

We were drawn into the Cleveland Public Library from the exhibition on Superman and the sculptures... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Winnipeg, Canada
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Wonderful surprise

The original building is beautiful and the garden area is a cool resting spot. The new wing is a... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
San Francisco, California
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325 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44114-1271
+1 216-623-2800
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were drawn into the Cleveland Public Library from the exhibition on Superman and the sculptures in the garden. The staff are extremely friendly and proud of their city. Take the time to look for the World's Smallest Book, the chess sets and Alice in...More

Thank lionlooksright
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The original building is beautiful and the garden area is a cool resting spot. The new wing is a most interesting addition.

Thank Mari95116
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This is a must stop for building lovers and book hounds. We came to see the Superman exhibit which was a lot of fun to see! FREE too. Antiquities collection is also worth the trip Architecture of this building is wonderful....a must see.

Thank James H
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful grand building. You could easily spend an hour checking out architecture and special collections. They have a great WPA mural on the 3rd floor.

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We were just visiting Cleveland, but I'm glad we stopped in! Beautiful building and a nice kids section - my 3 year old enjoyed it a lot :-) Note: They have 2 large buildings, both look beautiful. The older building that looks less modern is...More

Thank Entropia8
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Third largest public library in the US after NYC and Boston. Well worth a look for the history in the building. If you are lucky enough to meet Bill inside the front door, you will give this visit 5 stars!

1  Thank foxman27
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This library is a gem. We are visiting Cleveland for just one day and our hotel is directly across the street. We came to see the superman exhibit which is very nice but then, on a tip from Mr. Bill Spencer who was manning the...More

Thank Lisa Z
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Cleveland Public Library is one of the two most distinguished libraries in the country: this may be an old statistic but it used to have more circulating volumes than the prestigious New York Library, which evidently has the most volumes of any other in the...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We stopped in with only about an hour to spare and spent most of the time looking at the special Superman exhibit, and I wished we had more time. The building is beautiful and if you like libraries and/or architecture, be sure to visit this...More

Thank CSI-Reviewer
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The 1997 Louis Stokes Wing is a 10-story oval tower, a muscular mix of glass and marble. It’s flanked by twin towers of rusticated stone that relate nicely to the original, neoclassical library next door. Our visit was especially memorable, thanks to the excellent tour...More

Thank Brent45
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21 September 2017|
Response from Stephen D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I do not know. I am certain that a quick call to the library should elicit this information.
Scott C
4 June 2017|
Response from WJSto | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your great question. Yes, the library is currently hosting a Superman event at the main branch located in downtown Cleveland. You can check out all the great events hosted by the library on their website.
Terry M
16 January 2016|
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Response from Bg M | Reviewed this property |
there are many activities scheduled at each individual branch...check them out online or call/visit them