Happy New Year - Walz Update

Cleveland Public Library is 100% committed to a new Walz Branch Library. The project is fully designed as a joint use facility, with the Walz Branch being constructed in conjunction with the Karam Senior Living project (as pictured on the project page) which is being led by Northwest Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation. The project is paused while our partners finalize their budgeting, but we are confident that the combined project will move forward in 2023. Please stay tuned to coUrbanize for future updates. 


Demolition of Walz Branch complete to make room for shared use building with Karam Senior Housing

Walz Branch items up for sale

We'd like to give some furniture and fixtures from the Walz Branch a new home. CLICK HERE to view the online auction.

Walz Branch Commemoration - February 22 - 26

Patrons are encouraged to visit the Walz Branch during February 22 - 26 to bid farewell to the old building. Visitors will be able to enjoy family fun activities, take photos, write goodbye messages, shop our book sale, and win prizes.

What do you think?

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to offer input on the Walz Branch design. We want to know what you think about the ideas presented for the new Walz Branch. Please stop by the branch to see the boards and CLICK HERE to offer your feedback.

Good News from our partners at DSCDO!

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization's Karam Senior Living project was awarded Low-Income Housing Tax Credits by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency! This will help DSCDO develop 51 senior apartments adjacent to a new Walz branch of the Cleveland Public Library at W. 80th and Detroit, with 2023 as our target. For more information about the Karam Senior Living project CLICK HERE.

Welcome to the Cleveland Public Library Walz Branch project site!

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