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Cleveland Public Library

325 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44114-1271
+1 216-623-2800
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Superman in the People's University!

A big fan of public libraries and the CPL is a gem in the heart of Cleveland. Across the street... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
move2wonder
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Boston, Massachusetts
One of the highlights of living in CLE

CPL’s main branch is one of the largest public research libraries in the country. Along with the... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
IvanSusanin1613
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Cleveland, Ohio
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325 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44114-1271
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"beautiful building"
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"older building"
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"alice in wonderland"
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"love books"
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"great resource"
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"main branch"
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"children's section"
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"old wing"
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"marble stairs"
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"every category"
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"fourth floor"
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"directly across the street"
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"extensive collection"
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"located downtown"
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A big fan of public libraries and the CPL is a gem in the heart of Cleveland. Across the street from The Arcade and did I mention FREE. The Superman exhibit is a must and kudos to the TechCentral/MakerSpace area and staff. A plus for...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

CPL’s main branch is one of the largest public research libraries in the country. Along with the kind of general books and films and music you’d find in an average public library, there are tons of more specialized and scholarly items you’d usually find in...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

While in Cleveland for a weekend I took my 10-year old to explore the Cleveland Public Library. I was impressed that we were able to stay there for well over an hour without her getting bored. While the newer building is modern and impressive, we...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This library has multiple floors. Each one bringing you closer to knowledge your seeking. The paintings on the ceilings are a piece of art on its own and breathtaking. I would recommend anyone to come see it. They have a a huge category of foreign...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

I was in the Cleveland doing some geocaching and enjoyed seeing tiny brass people in the Eastman gardens between the buildings. I went inside to the 3 floors of the Superman exhibit and it was nice to see all of the costumes from the movies...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

There are actually two buildings comprising the public library. There was an exhibit of Superman which I found to be informative. The older building is beautiful and a great place for a library.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

wonderful library in the heart of cleveland. tremendous resource. quiet, peaceful - not a bad place to get away to for a few hours.

Thank jon s
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

While my friend and I were going to popular older buildings downtown, we decided to visit Cleveland Public Library. Not only is the library filled with books, it has informative Superman displays. Read the facts, see the capes, watch the videos...and find out the answer...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We were drawn into the Cleveland Public Library from the exhibition on Superman and the sculptures in the garden. The staff are extremely friendly and proud of their city. Take the time to look for the World's Smallest Book, the chess sets and Alice in...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

The original building is beautiful and the garden area is a cool resting spot. The new wing is a most interesting addition.

Thank Mari95116
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SandraJill
22 September 2017|
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Response from WJSto | Reviewed this property |
The sculpures name is Tom Otterness. The statues are depicting tiny library patrons. Some are carrying books, reading, climbing, or carrying letters.They are awfully cute and inviting to library visitors young and old alike.
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Scott C
4 June 2017|
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Response from WJSto | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your great question. Yes, the library is currently hosting a Superman event at the main branch located in downtown Cleveland. You can check out all the great events hosted by the library on their website.
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Terry M
17 January 2016|
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Response from Bg M | Reviewed this property |
there are many activities scheduled at each individual branch...check them out online or call/visit them
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