February-June 2006: Community Facilities Plan Committee studies facilities, best practices in library facilities nationally, funding and opportunities, and makes recommendations to the Cuyahoga County Public Library Board of Trustees.
Fall 2006: Board Capital Committee is formed and begins studying needs and priorities.
Spring 2007: Meetings with community leaders to seek input.
Summer 2007: Conducted community research and polling about a potential operating issue and capital needs.
Fall 2007: Operating issue created for a replacement of operating funds and an additional ½ mill dedicated to capital improvements.
November 2008: Operating issue, Issue 127, passes with 58.75 percent voter approval.
March 2009: RFQ for a Facilities Master Plan issued.
Summer 2009: State cuts in library funding and reduced tax collections announced.
Fall 2009: Significant reductions to Cuyahoga County Public Library’s operating expenses to accommodate reduced revenue.
May 2009: Bostwick Design Partnership commissioned to review the condition and adequacy of all existing buildings to support the formulation of a Facilities Master Plan.
December 2009: Facilities Master Plan presented to the Board of Trustees.
Spring 2010: Board studies plan and considers recommendations.
May 26–June 15, 2010: Public comment period for the proposed Facilities Master Plan.
June 2010: Board considers public comments.
June 22, 2010: Board approves Facilities Master Plan.
Fall, 2010: Community Meetings
Winter 2011: Community Meetings
May 2011: Groundbreaking for the new Warrensville Heights Branch
April 21, 2012: Warrensville Heights Branch opens
May 2, 2012: Solon Branch renovations completed, groundbreaking for a new Mayfield Branch
May 7, 2012: Groundbreaking for a new Garfield Heights Branch
July 11, 2012: Groundbreaking for a new Olmsted Falls Branch
July 18, 2012: Groundbreaking for a new North Royalton Branch
August 1, 2012: Ribbon cutting celebration at newly renovated Fairview Park Branch
August 28, 2012: Groundbreaking for a new Parma Branch and for a renovated and expanded Parma-Snow Branch.
February 23, 2012: Ribbon cutting and Winter Carnival Grand opening at the New Olmsted Falls Branch