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Our Mission

To empower individuals and communities by providing opportunities for all to read, learn, create and connect.

Our Vision

We envision a thriving and inclusive Cuyahoga County where all residents benefit from and are inspired by Cuyahoga County Public Library’s innovative resources, services, and programs.

Est. 1922

On November 7, 1922 voters in Cuyahoga County passed a ballot issue by more than two to one to create Cuyahoga County Public Library, Ohio's first county library district. Today, CCPL's 27 branches serve 47 communities across the county.

Governance

CCPL is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees authorized by the State of Ohio to establish policies and an annual budget. Board members represent the citizens’ interests while promoting the highest level of library service to the community. Trustees are appointed for seven-year terms by Cuyahoga County government and the Court of Common Pleas, and they serve without remuneration.

Board Officers

  • Dean E. DePiero

    President

    Mr. DePiero has served as Of Counsel for McDonald Hopkins since 2005 and is currently the Law Director for the City of Aurora and Assistant Law Director/Prosecutor for Broadview Heights. Mr. DePiero had also served as the Mayor of Parma and as an Ohio State Representative. He was appointed by the Cuyahoga County Executive with confirmation by the Cuyahoga County Council; his term expires in January 2024.

  • Allyn A. Davies

    Vice President

    Ms. Davies is the Co-Owner of The Merrymeeting Group. She also serves on the Cuyahoga County Library Foundation Board and Cleveland Central Catholic High School Advisory Board. She was appointed by the Cuyahoga County Executive with confirmation by the Cuyahoga County Council. Her term expires in March 2029.

  • Maria L. Spangler

    Secretary

    Ms. Spangler is the Community Engagement Manager for The Sherwin-Williams Company. She was appointed by the Court of Common Pleas. Her term expires October 2024.