Welcome Back! Cleveland Public Library Set to Reopen the Jefferson Branch

Cleveland Public Library invites the community to the grand opening of the reimagined Jefferson Branch in the heart of Tremont on Saturday, October 15 at 12:00 p.m.

Community members will get a chance to reconnect with their favorite librarian and learn about new services. There will also be food, entertainment, and fun activities for the entire family. 

Williams Architects and Wanix Architects kept the historic Carnegie Library charm of the Jefferson Branch while expanding capacity. Branch highlights include:

  • A larger children’s area and teen nook 
  • A laptop bar 
  • Two new meeting rooms 
  • Book lockers for after-hours access to materials 

Let us know if you're coming! Register for the grand opening on cpl.org

JEFFERSON CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Finishing touches are taking shape at the Jefferson Branch - Reopening Fall 2022

JEFFERSON CONSTUCTION UPDATE

Maintaining the beautiful historic entrance

Looking at the wide-open space


New 24x7 vestibule so that you can access library materials on your schedule


Site Work Moves Ahead at Jefferson

Getting ready to build an addition at the Jefferson Branch. It will feature an easily accessible entrance and 24x7 access to Grab & Go Lockers for your convenience.



ARTICLE - Empowering the Community at Jefferson Branch

Thank you all for the insightful input and ideas you’ve shared with us so far. Thanks to you we have accomplished so much already. 

We are excited to share this ARTICLE about the Jefferson project.


Your participation during this process has been more than helpful. Please continue to share your feedback and questions in the Feedback section. Thanks!


Happy Plants found New Homes!

Thanks to everyone who adopted some plants as we prepare for our new landscaping. We'd love to see a picture of the plants in their new homes. You can post photos in the FEEDBACK SECTION.



Please help us find new homes for our plants - Saturday, April 24

The Jefferson Branch project includes new landscaping and a bigger bioswale. Stop by and adopt our current outdoor plants if you have a space for them. See you then!

Can't wait to meet again in the ReImagined Branch!



Construction will begin in late Spring. To prepare for the building projects, Jefferson did not reopen for browsing on February 22 with the rest of the Library system. Curbside and walk-up services will be available until 6 p.m. on Friday, April 2. At that time, Jefferson will close for construction. Patrons are encouraged to visit another Cleveland Public Library location or utilize our books by mail service, Words on Wheels.

Construction will begin in late Spring

To prepare for the building project, Jefferson did not reopen for browsing on February 22 with the rest of the Library system. Curbside and walk-up services will be available until 6 p.m. on Friday, April 2. At that time, Jefferson will close for construction. Patrons are encouraged to visit another Cleveland Public Library location or utilize our books by mail service, Words on Wheels. (photo credit to Bernadette Lemak)

Thanks for meeting with us! What’s next?

Jefferson Branch Design and Informational Meeting


Thank you to everyone who zoomed in to the Jefferson Branch Design and Construction Informational Meeting. If you missed the event, don’t worry. You can still tell us what you think! Click here to leave feedback

We also have a recording of the meeting available (click here to watch video).

There will be a Design and Construction PreBid Meeting on Tuesday, April 6 at 4:00. 

Please continue to share your feedback and questions in the comments section. Thanks!


Thanks for meeting with us! What’s next?


Jefferson Branch Design and Construction Kick-Off Event

Thank you to everyone who zoomed in to the Woodland Branch Design and Construction Kick-Off Event. If you missed the event, don’t worry. You can still tell us what you think! Click here to leave feedback

We also have a recording of the meeting available (click here to watch video).

There will be a Design and Construction Informational Meeting on Thursday, January 21 at 4:00. 

Please continue to share your feedback and questions in the comments section. Thanks!

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