New Year, New Collinwood Branch!

By Collinwood Branch Staff, Courtesy: The Collinwood Observer

856 E. 152nd St., Cleveland, OH 44110
(216) 623-6934
Branch Manager: Caroline Peak


Collinwood Branch Youth Area Redesign

The staff at the Collinwood Branch put their heads together this year and came up with a new design concept for the Children’s and Young Adult sections. Over the past nine months they have worked with several Library departments to redesign the area and focus on creating something that is visually appealing, inviting, and accessible to all patrons.
Stop by to see the changes in person!


37th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Ceremony
Honoring Clevelanders who foster peace, inclusion, and positive change

Monday, January 17 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Register to Watch Online:

Watch on Television:
Saturday, January 15 at 7 p.m. on WUAB CW43
Monday, January 17 at 9 a.m. on WOIO 19News and 11 a.m. on WUAB CW43


Free Family Meals

Kids Café
Nutritious FREE grab-and-go meals for kids and teens, ages 18 and under.
Monday-Friday, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Backpack Meals
A FREE two-day supply of meals for youth, ages 18 and under. Backpack meals include two breakfasts, two entrees, and two snacks.

Call (216) 623-6934 or visit the branch for more information.


Collinwood Branch Program: Who is Today’s MLK?
Who do you look up to? Who motivates you to be the best you can be? Who gets you excited about being a better person? As we ask ourselves these questions, we will examine what Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy means to people both past and present. Children will then write about, prepare, and present to the group who they believe is today’s MLK.
Thursday, January 20 @ 4:00 pm


Fun Winter Break Activities
Provided by Common Sense Media

Snail Mail
Pick a friend or family member and write them a letter the old-fashioned way. Use a pen, paper, envelope, stamp, and your brain—no computer! Make sure to ask them to write back before you drop your letter in the mailbox.

Make a Device-Free Dinner
Prepare a meal for your family, and then enjoy it together. The catch: All devices should be locked away for the entire time!

Dance Party!
Listen to your favorite kid-friendly playlist, and bust a move!

Call an Elder
Call a grandparent, a neighbor, or a friend of the family to check in on them and make their day. Maybe tell them a joke!

Family Photo Album
Take some time together to curate your best family photos, and put them into a digital or old-school album. Create a theme or just choose your favorites.


The Cleveland Public Library will be closed Monday, January 17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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