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Cleveland Public Library to celebrate 150th anniversary with free street festival this Saturday

The fun starts at 1 p.m. and goes until 10 at night.

When you think library, you think quiet time. But on Saturday, July 27, the Cleveland Public Library will make some noise for it’s 150th anniversary by holding a street festival.

The fun starts at 1 p.m. and goes until 10 at night. The festival features comedian Roy Wood Jr. from The Daily Show, a DJ set from DaM-Funk, and other high-profile performers, musicians, and artists. There will also be a ferris wheel, a puppet parade, and performances by a Tri-C Vocal Arts Academy, the Cleveland Inner City Ballet, and a roller-skating team.

From 1-5 p.m., the street festival will be geared toward families. There will be story times, school supply giveaways, and a Lion King ticket giveaway opportunity for Summit Lit League program finishers. From 12:30-5:30, Lolly the Trolley will make regularly scheduled trips to seven CPL branches. At 5 p.m., adult-focused programming takes over and will feature comedy, art exhibits, a beer garden, and a dance party.

The CPL 150 Street Festival will be on Superior Ave. between East 3rd and East 6th streets. In the event of rain, the activities will be moved inside the Louis Stokes Wing of the main library on Superior.

WKYC is proud to be a media sponsor of the event. Our Lynna Lai will emcee some of the events from 1-3 p.m. For a look at the history of the Cleveland Public Library, watch Leon Bibb’s piece in the player above.

LEON BIBB REPORTS: Cleveland Public Library celebrates 150 years