Noble Branch Renovation Project

The Noble Neighborhood Branch is ready for a change.

Originally built in 1937, the branch was renovated nearly a decade ago, in 2011. That renovation created a Teen room, a new children’s area with an Early Literacy Play Space, expanded space for a growing book collection, and outdoor space for our garden. while providing a more open, welcoming space for reading, working, and computer use.

Since then, the needs of the Noble Neighborhood community have continued to grow. Services have expanded to meet the needs of the significant refugee population living in the area, and more and more teens and children spend time at the branch during after school hours. And when we were open pre-COVID, the computers in the adult, teen, and children’s areas were in constant use.

We want to make sure we are meeting the needs of our community. That’s why we posted a public survey about Noble in January and February, to find out what kind of changes and improvements you, our residents, would like to see.
Now that we’ve processed those survey results, our next step is to meet with you, and talk about what you’d like to see in more detail. Would you like to see more meeting rooms, or small study rooms? How about more computers or a maker space? Do you find our Noble branch is accessible enough, or do we need to make it easier to access?

Heights Libraries purchases Noble Road Presbyterian Church

March 23, 2021 — The Heights Libraries Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it has approved the Library’s purchase of the Noble Road Presbyterian Church building and surrounding 1.3 acres of property. The church is located next to the Noble Neighborhood branch of Heights Libraries at 2780 Kirkwood Road in Cleveland Heights.

The library board voted on the purchase on March 15 at its regular meeting, and the Noble Road Presbyterian Church board approved the sale at its own board meeting on Monday, March 22. Read more.

We explored the the future of this well-used and well-loved branch at two community meetings on Zoom (March 8 and April 7). If you missed the meetings, find the PowerPoint and Zoom recordings below.