Library News

Learning Through The Arts: Waterways To Waterways Community Art Project

On Thursday, April 18th, Cleveland Public Library Collinwood Branch, in partnership with Praxis Fiber Workshop and Collinwood Reads, hosted New Tech Collinwood students and the Collinwood Community to create banners to hang from the Detroit-Superior Bridge in downtown Cleveland on June 22nd. The workshop is part of the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River catching fire on June 22, 1969 and part of The Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion: Waterways to Waterways. Waterways to Waterways brings together a group of international and local artists to focus on projects that connect the regenerative efforts for the Cuyahoga to global waterways.  We are so proud that local artist, Jessica Pinsky, Executive Director of Praxis Fiber workshop, involved the Collinwood Community as part of this amazing exhibit.  Special thanks to Sharon Kidd, Site Coordinator for Wraparound Services at New Tech Collinwood, OhioGuidestone, and art teacher, Ms. Avers, for their help in getting students to participate. Thank you also goes to Teacher, Ebony,Coordinator for "Collinwood Reads" for her support.  Collinwood Branch Manager, Caroline Peak, and Jessica Pinsky were featured on the April 12th edition of “We the People” on WKYC to promote the program. We appreciate the show’s Executive Producer, Margaret Bernstein, for the opportunity to talk about this wonderful community art project.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 10:48 AM, 05.05.2019

An Offer NOT Too Good to Be True

The Cleveland Public Library has a great hook to pull people in.  With a valid library card a patron is allowed to check out a family pass to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  The pass admits 6 people to the wonders of the museum for FREE. (Children 2 and under are always admitted free.)

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY COLLINWOOD BRANCH IS BACK! Cleveland Public Library completes important branch repairs in time for the new year.

January 24, 2019 COLLINWOOD, OH – On Saturday, December 29, 2018, the Collinwood Branch of Cleveland Public Library reopened its doors and welcomed patrons back following a temporary closure for repair work. Coffee was served with a side of light refreshments as community members viewed the important maintenance work completed during the closure (see below for more details).

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 4:36 PM, 01.30.2019

Celebrate Slovenian Cooking in America! Euclid Library, Wednesday, September 5

Cooking links us to our ethnic heritage, our family, our childhood, our own neighborhood, and our country.  Slovenian-American communities prepare unique, traditional recipes that reveal much about their heritage. Learn how Slovenians in the U.S. celebrate their culture through age-old dishes (and inventive new ones) at Euclid Public Library, Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 7:00. Collinwood writer and historian Joe Valencic, President of the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame, reveals how tasty Slovenian favorites, like sausages, sauerkraut and pastries, are winning new fans and finding their places on local menus. Recipes will be provided so you can try them at home.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 9:13 AM, 08.04.2018

New Programs and Activities are Springing up at Collinwood Library

Collinwood Library
856 East 152nd St, Cleveland, OH 44110
Manager, Caroline Peak
216-623-6934
cpl-collwd@cpl.org

It’s that time again. School is ending and our
Summer Lit League Registration Kicks off on May 1, 2018
Staff will be out and about visiting schools, community events and pop up places to register children for this annual opportunity to keep kids literacy skills in tact over the summer.

Take a look at what else we’ve got coming up for you in May:


Maker Kits Lego Bricks & K’Nex
Do you like tinkering, constructing, and making things? Build towering structures and unique objects with LEGO® Bricks and K'NEX® Building sets. Participants can drop-in for 5 minutes and/or build the entire session. Thursday, May 24th -- 4:00pm-5:00pm

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 4:56 PM, 05.10.2018

New Lap Sit Program & Teen Circle

With the change in weather comes a change in programming! The month of February saw the branch begin a new series of programming for babies. Children’s Librarian, Adam Tully, is conducting weekly lap sit programs for children ages birth to 18 months. The program works with simple movements and rhymes meant to stimulate thinking and activity in your baby. The lap sit programs occur on Tuesday’s at 11:30am in the branch meeting room.

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Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 11:04 AM, 03.10.2018

National Library Card Sign-Up Month Returns September 1-30

This September, the Euclid Public Library is again teaming up with eight other local library systems to encourage every child under 18, to sign up for a free library card or get rid of fines that may stop them from checking out their favorite items. The initiative, called A Card for Every Kid, will take place September 1-30 to coincide with National Library Card Sign-Up Month. It is a cooperative effort among the Cuyahoga County library systems to raise awareness of the importance of library card ownership for children and teens. The initiative also seeks to gain a better understanding of the barriers that keep some children and teens from owning a library card.

Visit EPL, Cleveland Public Library, Cuyahoga County Public Library, East Cleveland Public Library, Heights Public Library (Cleveland Heights-University Heights), Lakewood Public Library, Rocky River Public Library, Shaker Heights Public Library, and Westlake Porter Public Library anytime during September to register for a library card or to receive a one-time waiver of fines and fees. Participants will receive a Smencil™ while supplies last! Some restrictions may apply. Please visit EPL for more information.

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 12:12 PM, 08.04.2017

Announcing Registration for Summer Reading Club 2017

My name is Adam Tully and I’m the Children’s Librarian at the Collinwood Branch. I would like to invite children of all ages to participate in our Summer Reading Club - ‘Read Up! Rise Up! by Design’. This summer we are celebrating STREAM: Science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and math all coming together in a grand design that makes learning fun. This 9-week program is free and for all ages. Children and teens complete reading logs, earn weekly prizes and compete with other readers in our grand prize drawings! Registration can be done by visiting us at the Branch, online (readingclub.cpl.org), or by finding us out in the community at the many events around Collinwood. Summer Reading Club ‘Read Up! Rise Up! By Design’ begins on Monday, June 5th at all Cleveland Public Library Branches.

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Volume 9, Issue 6, Posted 6:04 PM, 06.13.2017

Winter's Near, Time for Holiday Cheer at Collinwood Library!

Youth Programs:

Kids Café

Visit the Collinwood Branch Library after school for Kids Café provided by the Cleveland Food Bank!!

Monday – Friday

3:30pm-4:30pm

Produce for Cleveland

Free, fresh produce distributed through a partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.  One free (5 pound) bag of produce per household, per week while supplies last.

Tuesdays (Ask branch staff for delivery schedule)

Homemade Gift Boxes

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 6:48 PM, 12.04.2016

Fall into Amazing Programs at Collinwood Library!

Youth Programs:

Popsicle Stick Flags!

For Labor Day help us celebrate the achievements and contributions made by American workers!!

Thursday, September 1st * 4:30pm

Kids Café

Visit the Collinwood Branch Library after school for Kids Café!

Monday – Friday beginning September 12th

3:30pm-4:30pm

 Collinwood Community Youth Academy

In an effort to empower youth through enlightenment, literacy, self-awareness, leadership, and community engagement, the Collinwood Branch Library has established an academy for youth in grades 6-8.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Contact the branch for details.

Every other Saturday beginning September 17th

10:30am-1:30pm

Adult Programs: 

Free Computer Classes

Internet Basics, Digital News and Searching, Email Basics, Resume Workshop, and Improve Your Job Search!

Fridays beginning September 2nd

11:15am-12:45pm

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

Learn how to get the support you need and make a step-by-step plan to improve your health.  To register contact Rose Bobbitt by phone 216-421-1350 ext. 183 or email: programs@fairhillpartners.org

Wednesdays, September 7th & 14th*1:00pm-3:30pm

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

The Collinwood Library Welcomes Graduate Of Collinwood High School, NFL Wide Receiver, Cecil Shorts lll, Back To The Neighborhood To Engage With Youth

On the heels of the victory parade by the Cavaliers, Collinwood graduate, Cecil Carlon Shorts III (who is now an American football wide receiver for the Houston Texans of the National Football League) visited the Collinwood Branch of Cleveland Public Library on Thursday, June 23rd.  He was accompanied by his lovely wife, Chanel and their three beautiful children. This program was made possible by the United Way of Cleveland and Cleveland Public Library’s Office of Programming Services.   Mr. Shorts shared his life story and professional journey to an audience of 50 + youths from the Collinwood area through collaboration with the Salvation Army, Collinwood Rec Center,  5 Points Community Services Center, Collinwood High School, Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries, Youth Opportunities Unlimited, and regular youth visiting the Collinwood Branch participating in the Summer Reading Club.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.10.2016

March into Your Local Library!

March into Your Local Library!

Bunny’s Egg Hunt

After reading a fun bunny story, create your own basket and hunt for eggs!

Thursday, March 24  4:30 pm

SNAP-Ed

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP-Ed) is a free nutrition education and obesity prevention program for youth.

Wednesday, March 2nd & March 9th 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Cleveland Public Library- Collinwood Branch & Greater Cleveland Food Bank Presents:

FREE PRODUCE TO KIDS & FAMILIES!

TUESDAYS AFTER 2:00PM (Until Further Notice)

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 2:00 PM, 03.06.2016

Let Your Love for Learning Grow!

Valentine’s Day Craft

Warm your valentine’s heart with the gift of a special Valentine’s Day Card!

Thursday, February 11 * 4:30pm

 

Cleveland Public Library-Collinwood Branch & Greater Cleveland Food Bank Presents:

FREE PRODUCE TO KIDS & FAMILIES!

TUESDAYS AFTER 2:00PM (Until Further Notice)

Kids Café

Visit the Collinwood Branch Library after school for Kids Café!

Monday – Friday 3:30pm—4:30pm 

FREE Tutoring in All subjects:  Grades K – 8

Free one-on-one and/or group tutoring and homework help offered in partnership with Cleveland State University’s America Reads tutoring services. Monday – Thursday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm

 

Math & Music!

Math & Music is a unique after-school program previously held at Cuyahoga Community College.  Students will embed geometry and fractions into original music and choreography!  Wednesdays * 4:30 – 5:30pm

Super Sleuth Readers (Preschool Storytime, Ages 3 through 5)

After reading fun stories, singing songs and rhymes, our Super Sleuths will look further into their stories through play and crafts! Tuesdays, 10:30am – 11:15am

Tuesdays * 10:30am Starting February 23rd.

Wee Read and Play (Toddler Storytime, Ages 18 months to 3 years)

Continue to develop your toddler’s language and social skills! Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years of age and their favorite adult are invited for stories, active songs, rhymes and time for play!

Thursdays * 10:30am Starting February 25th.

Adult Programs:

Free Computer Classes –  PowerPoint I, PowerPoint II, Publisher I, Publisher II.  Fridays in February- 11:15 a.m. - Starting February 5. 

GED Classes:   Tuesdays and Thursdays * 12:30pm-2:30pm.  Call 216-371-7138 for registration information.

 

Special Events

Collinwood Safety Committee Meeting

Friday, February 5th * 11:00am

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 4:59 PM, 02.06.2016

All Aboard! The Polar Express at Collinwood Library!

In honor of the holiday season and The Polar Express 30th Anniversary, Collinwood Branch hosted a special reading of the award winning Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.  Before the reading began, students wrote letters to Santa and made Polar Express holiday cards. 

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 5:34 PM, 01.05.2016

Winter-Learning Land at Collinwood Branch Library!

Think Out Loud Thursday!

On Thursday, January 14, have fun making a dream board!  Dream boards can introduce youth to the power of positive thinking and how to pursue their dreams.

Thursday, January 14th * 4:30pm

CMA in Your Neighborhood!

What is Landscape? After exploring Landscape paintings from the Cleveland Museum of Art, students will create their very own Paper Landscape Diorama.

Tuesday, January 19th * 4:30pm

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 5:34 PM, 01.05.2016

Customer Appreciation Day at the Library was a Great Success!

The Memorial-Nottingham Library held its first Customer Appreciation Day on November 23, 2015, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. The event was a great success!  Patrons filled the meeting room, and enjoyed a buffet that included a sandwich platter, a vegetable platter, fruit, and a cake!

Everyone received a free tote bag with various small gifts, and three lucky winners had their names drawn to win a $10.00 gift card from Dave's supermarket!  Everyone also got a chance to offer suggestions and feedback about the books and services the library offers, including: adult fiction, children’s books, non-fiction, DVD’s, CD’s, and audio books.

The new branch manager, Kevin Ray, hopes to make this an annual event.  He organized the celebration to thank everyone who uses the library, and to introduce other new library staff members.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 5:18 PM, 12.06.2015