A Summer Full of Fun at Collinwood Library!

A Summer Full of Fun at Collinwood Library!

 Collinwood Branch Library

856 East 152nd St, Cleveland, OH 44110


Manager, Caroline J Peak



 Youth Programs:

 Kids Café

Now that Summer Lunch is over, Cleveland Food Bank will be providing free after school snacks for children under the age of 18!  Visit the Collinwood Branch Library after school for Kids Café! Starting Monday, August 21st!

Monday – Friday-3:30pm-4:30pm


Collinwood Community Youth Academy-#Youth Matter Here -Back to School Event

The Collinwood Community Youth Academy (CCYA) is proud to celebrate going back to school with special STEM activities and a Library scavenger hunt!  The Cleveland Museum of Art will also be presenting with their “Art to Go” bus, so be sure to come out and join us for a fun-filled event!  Other fun filled activities and surprises will be provided as well.

Saturday, September 23rd @11am


Read Up, Rise Up Summer Reading Club Highlights!

With the completion of our Summer Reading Club, ‘Read Up! Rise Up! By Design’,  the Collinwood Library is happy to announce, to date,  an engagement of 226 children ranging in age from Pre-K to teen; of those signed up over 160 children have completed the reading program. Grades Kindergarten through 8th held a strong representation this summer (70% enrollment!) with heavy participation from summer camps at Salvation Army, the Intergenerational School, and East Clark elementary. We at the branch wanted to take this opportunity to highlight four special individuals from this summer who excelled at reading and participation: Dashayla Dalton, Antonio ‘Nikolai’ Hodges, Kashyra Gore, and Summer Belcher. Thank you to ALL participants in making ‘Read Up! Rise Up! By Design’ one of the best Summer Reading Clubs, yet!

This summer was all about community. We are truly lucky to live where we do! Here’s what we did: Ben Smith brought us on a journey through the age of recording equipment and even had some children test out his digital recording equipment. Linda Zolten Wood came through and showed us how to eat healthy, and even play some games! Daniel Gray-Kontar and his scholars from Twelve Literary and Performative Arts Incubator showed local teens what it was like to create a Poetry Lounge and perform live in front of their friends. It’s a shame summer had to end.

Special Program – Experience the 2017-Total Eclipse Across America Through the Eyes of NASA – Monday, August 21st – 2:00p m.

Don’t think that we’re taking a break now that all of that fun is over.  Continuing with our strong STREAM programming from our Summer Reading Club, the branch will be hosting a special program in collaboration with NASA.  This will be the first solar eclipse visible in the Continental United States in 38 years. Seats are limited. Please contact the branch at 216-623-6934 to register for this one of a kind experience.   

We look forward to seeing you all as we get back to school!

-Children’s Librarian, Adam Tully

Kiaira Jefferson

Cleveland Public Library, Collinwood Branch

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Volume 9, Issue 9, Posted 4:22 PM, 09.14.2017