NOVEMBER 7, 2022, CLEVELAND, OH: – Celebrate winter at Cleveland Public Library!

Starting Saturday, November 26, the Main Library Campus in Downtown Cleveland and our neighborhood libraries will transform into a WinterLand complete with reindeer, holiday-themed stories, crafts, and a live performance by the Cleveland Opera Theater.


12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.         Reindeer Station              Eastman Reading Garden
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.           Carolers’ Square              Main Library, Brett Hall
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.           Craft Corner                     Main Library, Brett Hall

BRIGHT LIGHTS, READING NIGHTS: Author Emily Kilgore will spread a little holiday cheer as she reads her newest picture book, The Christmas Book Flood, under the lights of Main Library’s Eastman Reading Garden on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Each family will receive a free autographed copy of The Christmas Book Flood while supplies last. Families will also enjoy festive treats and live music. The RTA Holiday Trolley will also stop at Main Library with a special guest.

After the Eastman Reading Garden event, attendees can stroll through our pop-up StoryWalk in Public Square while appreciating the colorful lights. StoryWalk on the Square will be on display through Friday, January 6.

WINTERLAND STORY STOP: Visit Brett Hall in Main Library to enjoy seasonal stories on Saturday afternoons: December 3, 10 & 17 at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

WINTER WONDER STATION: Get cozy and crafty at Main Library’s Brett Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays, December 6 – 22 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Can’t make it downtown? Visit one of our neighborhood libraries for holiday-themed take-and-make activities, classic movies, and cookbooks for a holiday recipe, or create a gift with our maker equipment and new Cricut® machines.

CLEVELAND READS: Join the Cleveland READS challenge and win! The goal of the citywide reading campaign is to read one million books in 2023. The challenge is for children and adults. Readers are eligible to win fabulous prizes.

The Cleveland Reads kickoff event will be held Saturday, December 17 from noon – 3 p.m. at Public Auditorium, 500 W. Lakeside Avenue in downtown Cleveland. Everyone is invited for FREE books, reading resources, entertainment, fun family activities, and more! Visit or for information.