About Us

The Ohio Center for the Book @ Cleveland Public Library is dedicated to promoting and celebrating books, reading, literacy, and libraries to Ohio’s citizens and the book community at-large. We are the designated Ohio Affiliate of The Center for the Book at the Library of Congress and are part of a network of Centers for the Book across the country. The Ohio Center for the Book @ Cleveland Public Library also maintains a growing circulating collection of fiction and non-fiction books written by Ohio authors housed in the Literature Department at the Cleveland Public Library.

History

Starting in 1984, the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress began to establish affiliate centers in the 50 states. Today, there is a State Center for the Book in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. These Center for the Book affiliates carry out the national Center’s mission in their local areas, sponsor programs that highlight their area’s literary heritage and call attention to the importance of books, reading, literacy and libraries.

In 1997, the Ohio Center for the Book was established at the State Library of Ohio to promote Ohio’s book culture and literary heritage. On November 14, 2003, the Ohio Center for the Book was inaugurated at the Cleveland Public Library by James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress.

Contact Us

Ohio Center for the Book @ Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216.623.2881
Fax: 216.623.2976
Email us: OhioCenterForTheBook@cpl.org