What's in the Works
Cleveland Public Library is transforming Brooklyn Branch into a vibrant, fully renovated community library. Brooklyn Branch will be a library of the future that respects the historical nature of the building and the neighborhood.
FACILITIES MASTER PLAN - FUTURE VISION
It is recommended that this branch be renovated to create a highly flexible space that maximizes the limited square footage available to create a viable Neighborhood Branch. A small addition on the north side of the building would allow for consolidation of staff spaces, and expanded children and teen areas. Consideration may be given to a small addition which could significantly improve visibility from Pearl. Based on the limitations of building expansion and the lack of on-site parking, it is recommended this remain a Neighborhood Branch.
What's There Now
The site is currently the 1919 library building.
FACILITIES MASTER PLAN - CURRENT STATE
This Carnegie branch has retained much of its historic character though it requires maintenance and updates. While in need of modernizing, the simple, open layout lends itself to renovation. The service area for the branch is small but geographically distinct which makes it an important asset to the neighborhood in spite of lower than average usership. The site is small and surrounded by privately owned and occupied properties making expansion in this location unlikely.
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