The annual Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards seeks to gather the opinions of local parents on everything family-friendly in the region. Our readers and online followers voted for their favorite businesses, attractions, family services and more.
Here are the winner and finalists in the “best library” category.
Click here to view winners and finalists in all 30 categories.
Winner: Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland Public Library operates the Main Library on Superior Avenue in Downtown Cleveland, 27 branches throughout the city, a mobile library, a Public Administration Library in City Hall, and the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled. The Cleveland Public Library circulates one of the largest and most extensive collections in the country, boasting close to 10 million items. It offers many family-friendly activities for all ages, public events and community resources.
325 Superior Ave., Cleveland
Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library
The Beachwood Branch first opened to the public on October 31, 1982. At the time, it was the first branch in the CCPL system to have an automated circulation system. Located a few hundred yards from the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, the branch provides a drive-up window where customers can pick up requested materials, dedicated spaces for kids and teens, and a beautiful outdoor reading garden.
25501 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood
Twinsburg Public Library
The Twinsburg Public Library serves a population of over 20,000 and surpassed the one million mark in annual circulation in 2006. The library consistently achieves top 10 Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings rankings, and is a member of CLEVNET, an association of public libraries that together provide access to over 11 million items to Cleveland and the rest of Ohio. Be sure to check out different challenges sponsored by the library.
10050 Ravenna Rd., Twinsburg