Thursday, September 13, 2012
All branches of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library will be closed Friday, Sept. 14 for Staff Development Day.
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library will be closed this Friday, Sept. 14 for Staff Development Day. That means all branches — Lee Road, Noble Neighborhood, Coventry Village and University Heights — will be closed. The branches will reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. For more information, visit the Heights Libraries website.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sam Lapides, Heights Libraries special projects manager and David Smith, owner of Silsby Stained Glass and Woodworking, installed the structure Friday, July 20.
The first Little Free Library is now ready to go and full of books. Sam Lapides, Heights Libraries special projects manager and David Smith, owner of Silsby Stained Glass and Woodworking installed the structure Friday, July 20. Over the next few months, the library will install two more "Little Free Libraries," a program that allows people to share books on the honor system, no circulation required. The rules are simple — if you take a book, donate one to share, or come back and return it, or both. The books are stored in a miniature house structures, created by Silsby Stained Glass and Woodworking. The Cleveland Heights business constructed the approximately 3' by 3' boxes free of charge and used mostly recycled materials. Former children…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The victim said that the boys pushed him and stole his cell phone.
Cleveland Heights Police arrested three boys and charged them in a robbery that occurred on the 13400 block of South Taylor Road at 2:30 p.m. June 14. The victim told police he was walking when a group of boys knocked him to the ground, stole his cell phone and fled. Police arrested three boys from University Heights and charged them with robbery. They have also been charged in a cell phone theft, according to the Cleveland Heights Police Facebook page. Man charged with exposing himself to students at Noble Neighborhood Library A caller reported that a teenager exposed himself to students at the Noble Neighborhood Library at 3:26 p.m. June 14 and then left on a bike. Police tracked down a suspect and arrested and charged the 23-year-old …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Patrons can now check out eReaders at all Heights Libraries locations
A year ago, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library added half a dozen or so eReaders to its collection at Lee Road Library. Heights Libraries has decided to expand that program and now offers Nooks and Kindles at the Coventry Village, Noble Neighborhood and University Heights libraries. The idea is that patrons can "try it before they buy it" and learn to use the devices. “Our customers have been clamoring for more eReaders,” said Heights Libraries Deputy Director Kimberlee DeNero-Ackroyd in a press release. “Circulating these devices serves several purposes: It gives customers an opportunity to try these products and make more informed purchasing decisions, it provides library customers an opportunity to try a different …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The newly renovated interior reopened in May, and phase 2 outdoor work has begun
The Noble Neighborhood Library reopened in May after being shuttered for seven months while it received a major interior face-lift. Now it’s time for the exterior to get the same treatment. Phase 2 of the $1 million renovation project began last week, and work should be completed by Nov. 15, according to a press release from the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library. The scope of work includes power washing, replacing and painting wood around windows, installing a sump pump system in the basement, roofing on the north side of the building and tuck pointing the masonry. “We will also replace the front door and stone stairs, concrete walks, and some landscaping, as well as removing the brick walls on the Noble Road sidewalk, re…
Thursday, September 15, 2011
A bright space with computers, toys and games helps build early literacy skills in preschoolers
Eugene Sumlin and his daughter August have a weekly date at the Noble Neighborhood Library. Their destination is the PLAYroom, a new interactive space to promote literacy among preschoolers. The play in PLAYroom stands for Preschool Literacy And You. Children use toys, games, computers and their imaginations to build the skills that will get them ready for kindergarten. The readiness is crucial. According to Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District Superintendent Douglas Heuer, 60 percent of district students aren't ready to learn when they enter kindergarten. The PLAYroom, which opened Aug. 27, was funded through a $35,000 grant from the state and will serve as a model for similar library spaces throughout Ohio.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Events, concerts and shows this weekend in and around the Heights
LAST CALL CLEVELAND! PRESENTS “MICHAEL STANLEY SUPERSTAR: THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE CUYAHOGA MESSIAH" Where/When: Big Dog Theater/ Friday and Saturday, 9 to 11 p.m. Why Go: Cleveland’s most popular improv group, Last Call Cleveland!, takes a tongue-in-cheek look at Northeast Ohio’s own rock star, Michael Stanley. Price: $10 regular or $8 in advance or with college ID COPPELIA – LIVE VIEWING FROM MOSCOW AT THE CEDAR LEE THEATRE Where/When: Cedar Lee Theatre/ Sunday at 11 a.m. Why Go: Broadcast live in from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Coppelia tells the the story of a beautiful mechanical doll that threatens the happiness of two lovers. Price: $20 per ticket KINDERMUSIK SAMPLER FOR BABIES Where/When: Noble Neighborhood Library…
Monday, May 23, 2011
After being closed for seven months, the library opens its doors again
The Noble Neighborhood Library reopens at 1 p.m. today. The branch, one of four in Cleveland Heights and University Heights, closed for seven months for renovations. New features include a children's play and learning area, several murals, more computers and a back door. The second phase of renovations will focus on the exterior of the library to improve the lighting and landscaping, preserve the stone and brick on the building and improve the front steps and entrance. Check out our slideshow and video of the new space and read more about the renovation.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Catch up on what you missed at Cleveland Heights Patch this week
Look for the Week in Review every weekend to get up to speed on Cleveland Heights Patch articles you may have missed. See below for briefs of and links to education, government and neighborhood news from around the Heights last week. Browse our news section to see other articles from this week, and don't forget about our announcements section for important information about events, registration deadlines and other community news.
Friday, May 13, 2011
The library closed in October 2010 to undergo a major $1 million renovation, and is hosting a grand reopening party Sunday
The Noble Neighborhood Library doors have been closed and the books unread since October 2010, but soon that will all change. Heights Libraries is hosting a grand reopening ceremony from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday and residents are welcome to come take a peek at the library's $1 million face-lift. However, the library will not open for use until May 23 because officials are still waiting on furniture to be delivered. "Noble needed to be renovated," said Heights Libraries Director Nancy Levin. "It was very run down from heavy use, which is a good thing, but we had outgrown many spaces." The renovations include a new back door, which previously didn't exist, a large lobby/circulation desk area, a huge space for fiction books, a teen room, an …