Summer Kickoff Celebration

Join us in celebrating the halfway point of Cleveland READS with an event you won’t want to miss! Meet award-winning author Jerry Craft and receive an autographed copy of his latest middle-grade novel, School Trip! –Featuring live music, delicious food trucks, and the chance to win huge raffle prizes.

Parking Validation is available to the first 100 attendees

  • Access the parking garage on 1527 W. 6th Street or from 801 Canal Road.
  • Let the parking garage ambassador at the gates know you’re going to the Cleveland READS event at Public Square. 
  • Parking garage staff will give CPL event-goers a “pay on exit” ticket. This ticket allows the parkers entry and bypasses the event rate. 
  • Proceed ASAP to the Cleveland READS Book Box on Public Square and check in to see if you’re eligible to receive a validated parking pass! Validated passes are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis while they last.
  • If patrons do not receive or lose a validated ticket, you are subject to paying the event rate upon exit.

Remember, RTA to Public Square is a great way to go! 

And, parking at metered spaces in downtown Cleveland is FREE after 6pm unless otherwise noted by city parking notices.  

Time & Location

Friday, May 12
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Public Square*

*Event will be moved to Main Library (325 W. Superior Ave) in case of rain