Southeast Branch Public Libary

Cuyahoga County Southeast Branch Library

Our Mission

Cuyahoga County Public Library will be at the center of community life by providing an environment where reading, lifelong learning and civic engagement thrive.

Our Vision

The Library will support initiatives and efforts that impact the quality of life for all in Cuyahoga County. We will be the most convenient public library in the nation and be known for the quality of our customer service. Our branches and website will be centers of excellence and serve as gathering places. Through innovative services and collaborations we will satisfy our community's needs and exceed expectations. Our staff will reflect the diversity of our communities and promote and create an accessible, friendly environment.

70 Columbus Road

Bedford, Ohio 44146-2836

Between Broadway and Northfield.

Phone 440-439-4997

Fax 440-439-5846

Hours Monday–Thursday, 9:00 AM-9:00 PM

Friday – Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Sunday – 1:00 - 5:00 PM

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Family Storytimes

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.

For Caregivers and their children ages Birth - 8 years old

Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Adult Book Discussions

All Adults are Welcome

Copies of the books are available one month before the discussion date

Afternoon Book Discussion

First Wednesday of each month, 1:30 p.m.

Monthly book discussion. Books will be available at the Southeast Branch one month before the discussion

African American Authors Book Club

Last Tuesday of each month 7:15 p.m.

Join us to explore all genres of African-American writing.

We will read African American classics, historical fiction, science fiction, mysteries, autobiographies, nonfiction, fiction and urban fiction

Creative Writing Programs

For Adults: Creative Writing Program

Second Saturday of each month, 2 p.m. Discover innovative writing techniques that encourage creativity and imagination.

For Grades 4 – 10: Pen 2 Page Writing Crew

Every other Saturday, 3 p.m. Call for dates and registration.

Do you enjoy writing stories, poems or song lyrics? This creative writing club will provide writing activities and exercises to help you improve your skills and have fun sharing ideas.