FRIENDS of the Heights Libraries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
and contributions are tax deductible in accordance with law.


FRIENDS of the Heights Libraries are enthusiastic supporters united by a common interest in the continued well-being of our libraries. We promote interest, appreciation and use of the four branches (Coventry, Lee Road, Noble, University Heights) of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library.

FRIENDS assist in maintaining, improving and adding to resources, facilities and services.

FRIENDS are a service organization supporting the libraries' programs for children and adults by raising money from used book sales, membership dues and gifts. We welcome your book purchases and membership!  Become a FRIENDS Member

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The 2014 Home and Garden Tour ART OF THE HOME
will once again rely on the generosity of community organizations to staff the gorgeous homes open to the public on Sunday,

September 21, 2014. 

The FRIENDS are volunteering by helping staff the homes.

More info about the tour itself is available at:
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FRIENDS First Friday Book Sale on October 3
$4 a BAG for ALL Books EXCEPT for Special Books, Sets, and Books in the Glass Case


FRIENDS First Friday Book Sale at the
Harvey & FRIENDS Bookshop at the
Lee Rd. Library 2nd Floor.
Fill a bag with All Books (except Special Books, Sets, and books in the Glass Case) from the store for $4.

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Welcome Home Heights Authors

A special invitation to new and
longtime Heights residents:
Come meet authors and poets
who live in the Heights and
discover why they choose to call it home!
2 - 4 pm, Sunday  October 5th at
Nighttown  12387 Cedar Rd.

Why is the Heights such a great place
to be an author?

Come find out at Nighttown on Oct. 5.
Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate Kathleen Cerveny will moderate the Authors Panel
Panelists include novelist Thrity Umrigar, who latest book, The Story Hour: A Novel, is a LibraryReads pick; children’s book author Tricia Springstubb, whose What Happened on Fox Street was an Indie 2010 Pick of the Year; James Henke, a former writer and editor for Rolling Stone magazine and author of several books, including biographies of Jim Morrison, John Lennon and Bob Marley; and poet George Bilgere, winner of a 2003 Cleveland Arts Prize & 2013 Creative Workforce Fellowship, whose work has been frequently featured on Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Companion” on National Public Radio.

Complimentary nibbles and cash bar. Door prizes for new residents. Civic leaders will be on hand to welcome residents and provide information about area schools, businesses, and civic organizations.

RSVP online at, or send an e-mail to, or call the FutureHeights office at (216) 320-1423.

Presented by Friends of the Heights Libraries, Future Heights, Reaching Heights
Thanks to our generous sponsors: 
Community Champions 
Simply Charming – Baubles, Bijoux & Bibelots
Motorcars – Honda / Toyota / Scion / Mahindra   Local Leader: Howard Hanna
Realtor Susan T. Delaney
Good Neighbors: DVUV and Keller National

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03 Oct 2014 9:15 AM • Lee Rd. Library 2nd Floor Bookshop
05 Oct 2014 2:00 PM • Nighttown 12387 Cedar Rd.
09 Oct 2014 7:00 PM • Lee Rd. Library 2nd Floor Administrative Offices
12 Oct 2014 1:30 PM • The Lee Rd. Library - First Floor Meeting Room A
12 Oct 2014 2:00 PM • Lee Rd. Library - First Floor Meeting Room A
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Many thanks to all the patrons at our May Mega Sale! 

Your purchases raised $4,200 to help support Heights Libraries programs and special projects!

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Heights Libraries is the proud recipient of the 2014 Ohio Library Council Innovation Award for the Book Bike! Many thanks to our dedicated volunteers and community partners for making this program a success!

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 The Heights Libraries Book Bike Volunteers Needed

The Book Bike is the Libraries outreach bicycle and a gift from the FRIENDS. It visits local parades, festivals, schools, and more stocked with book giveaways. Volunteers must be over 21 and will have a variety of locations and events to select from.
Call Sam Lapides at
216-932-3600 ext. 1290
or email

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FRIENDS are glad to support an award winning library system.
Visit for mind opening programming and fun!

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