Cleveland Public Library Suspends All Onsite Services Due to COVID-19, Digital Services Available

Out of an abundance of caution, Cleveland Public Library must temporarily suspend plans to deliver meals to children.

The Library had planned to provide take-home meals at Main Library and our 27 neighborhood branches. However, we must cancel that service due to health concerns of our staff.

“The was a difficult decision for us to make at Cleveland Public Library. We know how much the children rely on those meals. However, we could no longer put the children, their families, and our staff at risk,” said Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director and CEO of Cleveland Public Library. “We look forward to resuming our Kids’ Café program once it is medically safe to do so.”

Our digital and streaming services, includi e-books, audiobooks, movies, and music, are still availabe for Patrons to access.

For more information on the Coronavirus, visit, the Cleveland Department of Public Health or the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, or the State of Ohio Department of Health website or by calling 833-4-ASK-ODH. 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has helpful fact sheets that outline What You Need to Know about Coronavirus and What to Do If You Are Sick.