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Independence Branch

Independence Branch
6361 Selig Drive
Independence, Ohio  44131-4926

Off Brecksville Road in Civic Center complex

Phone  216-447-0160
Fax  216-447-1371
Email  Branch Manager

Monday–Thursday, 9:00 AM -9:00 PM
Friday – Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday – 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Branch Manager Valerie Kocin


Events & Classes

Winter Program Guide  

Children's Programs

Winter Storytimes are scheduled from
Jan. 6th – April 24th.  Join us for stories,
rhymes, songs and more!

Please take out storytime survey.

Adult Programs

Music of the Civil Rights Movement  
Saturday, February 23rd    2:00 PM
See and hear the songs that inspired a nation! Dr. Michael Strasser, Professor of Musicology at Baldwin Wallace College, will present a historical perspective of the Civil Rights Movement. Register Now! 

Conversation with Eleanor & Lucretia  
Tuesday, March 5th     7:00 PM
Two American women, from different generations, share their differences and commonalities. Eleanor Roosevelt and Lucretia Garfield meet over tea and discuss their paths to the White House and beyond. Discover how they dealt with marriage difficulties, mothers-in-law, children, and politics. These two educated, intelligent women also examine their early self-esteem issues and how they grew beyond them into strong, independent, and formidable widows. Register Now! 

Have a Laugh, for the Health of It  
Wednesday, March 13th    7:00 PM 
Laughter produces a general sense of well-being. Come explore the history of therapeutic humor and how it can benefit you in your daily life. Plus learn how to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate uses of humor. Register Now! 

Life in the Hive  
Tuesday, March 19th     7:00 PM
Cleveland Metroparks Naturalist Kathy Schmidt will present the inside story of life in a honeybee hive. These industrious animals make honey of course, but they also spend their time foraging for nectar, making wax, defending the hive, caring for the queen, and playing nurse maids to the young of the hive. Come and learn more about these amazing creatures.  Register Now! 

Teens Programs

G2P: Teen Gaming Club  
Monday, March 11th     3:00 PM
Calling all gamers! Join us each month for Wii open play.  

Middle School Book Club: The Search for WondLa  
Thursday, March 14th     3:30 PM
Join us for food and fun as we discuss The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi! Stop by the library to pick up a copy of the book. Sponsored by the Friends of the Independence Library. Grades 5-8.  No registration required!

Teen Job Search  
Tuesday 23rd    6:00 PM
Attention teens ages 14-18: Are you looking for a job? Join us for a fun, interactive workshop that will help you discover what jobs interest you. You will also learn how to fill out job applications, prepare for job interviews and learn ways that you can best communicate your strengths to employers. This workshop will be presented by a Career Center Counselor. 

Visit the Nonprofit Grants Resource Center at the Independence branch to use Foundation Center resources.


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About the Independence Branch

Located in the "Heart of Cuyahoga County," the Independence Branch serves the 11,000+ family-oriented residents of Independence, Cuyahoga Heights, Brooklyn Heights, and Valley View. The city of Independence is second only to Cleveland as a center for business in Northeast Ohio.

The library is a 15,000 square foot colonial style building constructed in 1992. It is adjacent to the Independence Civic Center. The facilities include meeting rooms, quiet study area, and a computer/typewriter room. The library houses a book collection of over 50,000 volumes, and more than 12,000 audio-visual items including books-on-tape/CD, video, DVD, CD-ROM, and music cassettes and CDs. In 2000 the Independence Branch checked out more than 352,000 items to customers.

Read More about the Independence Library

Independence library serves Brooklyn Hts, Cuyahoga Hts, Independence, Valley View; use links to the rightGov't, schools...
 • Brooklyn Hts.
 • Cuyahoga Hts.
 • Independence
 • Valley View

link to Independence OBBOhio Benefit Bank

Meeting Room Requests

Book your next meeting online!

What's New

    Sensory Storytimes

     Designed for children
     with different needs.
   March 16th & April 13th
         10:30 AM
         Register Now!   


         Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout
    Wed., March 20th    7:15 PM
   Thurs., March 21st    2:15 PM

         Clara& Mr. Tiffany
          by Susan Vreeland
     Wed., April 17th    7:15 PM
   Thurs., April 18th   2:15 PM

        All are welcome!


Friends image

What are Friends for?   Friends of the Independence branch offer Service, Fund Raising, Public Relations, and Advocacy to the library.
Read more about Friends

Become a Friend!
    - Application HERE

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