Read About Renovations

In May 2018, taxpayers passed a 1.9-mill operating levy and some of those funds will be used to renovate the library into a building that will allow easier access for the entire community with flexible spaces for reading, research, and computing. We are excited to offer our community a newly renovated library for the 21st century.

 

Tentative Timeline

 

 

 

 

 

 

News and Updates

The Library plans to remain open for the duration of the renovation; however, there may be times when some services could be disrupted. Please check back often for renovation news and updates.

Tentative Timeline

Our tentative renovation timeline includes a list of tasks to be completed, the months during which they will be completed, and the expected duration of each task. Please note that this is a tentative timeline. We may revise it over the life of the renovation as requirements change or are added. Visit this site to follow along with our exciting renovation plans as we work to improve and enhance your library.

Invitations to Bid/Requests for Proposals

Check back here for opportunities to bid or to provide proposals for different projects throughout the renovation.

How did we get here? Shaker Library built its Main Library at 3450 Lee Road in 1951. As the community’s demand for library services increased, more space was needed.  Working with the City and the Schools, the Library sold its building to the City (now the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building) and renovated the former Moreland School building into the Main Library. The renovated Library opened in 1993, and since then, the Library has maintained the facility. In May 2018, taxpayers passed a 1.9-mill operating levy and some of those funds will be used to renovate the library into a building that will allow easier access for the entire community with flexible spaces for reading, research, and computing. We are excited to offer our community a newly renovated library for the 21st century.

Forward Together

Forward Together is a process to develop a forward-looking strategy for current and future community facilities. The City of Shaker Heights, Shaker Heights City Schools, and Shaker Heights Public Library have embarked on a journey to create a vision for community facilities in which we are being good stewards of limited resources, leveraging our partnerships, and continuing our legacy of working together to think creatively about the future of our civic assets.

Here are your opportunities to join us