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Cleveland Public Library Summer Lit League

June 3 – July 26, 2019

Cleveland Public Library participating branches

Event Description

In celebration of Cleveland Public Library’s 150th year of serving the Cleveland community, this year’s Summer Lit League is not your average summer reading club. This year’s theme PuppetPalooza invites children of all ages to explore the artistry of puppetry through reading, writing, and performing. Learn about the different types of puppets around the world through puppet-making, puppet shows, and the featured exhibition at Main Library, The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen. Participants can win prizes by engaging in activities and family fun. Summer Lit League is open to youth from birth through age 18. Registration is now open!

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Don’t Miss These Special Events!

Free Summer Lunch

Mon–Fri, Jun 3 – Aug 9 | 11:30am – 12:30pm

Enjoy free summer lunch at all Cleveland Public Library locations.

Summer Lit League Programs

Tues, Jun 4 – Jul 23 | All Cleveland Public Library locations | 1:00pm

Visit your neighborhood branch for weekly puppet workshops. Present a puppet show with Lit League friends at the end of summer!

Lit League Lounge at Parade the Circle

Sat, Jun 8 | Wade Oval at University Circle | 10am – 4pm

Puppet Shows • Special Prizes • Giveaways • Balloon Twisting • Crafts

CLE Reads Book Fest

Sat, Jul 13 | Edgewater Park | 10:00am

CLE Reads is a free book festival, celebrating teen literature. Hear from some of the best YA authors, including Mark Oshiro, Mindy McGinnis, Tiany Jackson, and more!

CPL 150th Street Fest

Sat, Jul 27 | Main Library | 1:00pm – 5:00pm

The Library is shutting down the street and celebrating! Enjoy family-friendly fun, featuring Eric Litwin, Raúl the Third, Hiplet and more! Local branches will be closed, and shuttle buses will be provided to our patrons to join us downtown on this special day.