Eleanor Squire Library


The Eleanor Squire library is a surprising and delightful collection of beautiful and highly informative horticultural, botanical and gardening books. Most of the library’s assets are available for loan to members.

Upcoming Library Events

Feb. 24:Holden Forest and Gardens Libraries: An Update (2 - 5pm)
Join librarian Gary Esmonde for updates on the Eleanor Squire Library at Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Warren H. Corning Library at the Holden Arboretum, and learn about the integration of the two collections, and how services will be revamped to better serve the community. Will feature a special sale of botanical prints and collectible books.(Free with Garden Admission, in the Library)

March 24-25:Midwest Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale
In conjunction with the Show and Sale, the Eleanor Squire Library will be selling cacti books and prints.

March 30-31:Akron Antiquarian Book and Paper Show
Join the Eleanor Squire Library and other book dealers of old and rare books at Ohio’s largest rare book show. Held at the John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill Street, Akron. Friday, March 30th from 3 - 8pm and Saturday, March 31st from 10am - 4pm.

April 7:Ohio Gardening Resources (2 - 3pm)
Comprehensive regional information compiled by the horticultural team at Cleveland Botanical Garden covering soil conditions, composting, hardiness zones, nutrients, and favorite plant selections. Librarian Gary Esmonde will also review print resources, events, and local contacts to assist beginning gardeners and new residents to northeastern Ohio.

May 12-13:Mother’s Day Botanical Print Special
In celebration of Mother’s Day, the Eleanor Squire Library will have a special 50% off sale of all botanical prints including collectible items.

June 19-23:Council of Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Annual Conference
CBHL is the premier organization of professionals and individuals interested in botanical literature. This will be the 50th anniversary of the organization and the conference runs from June 19-22. It will be held in New York City and will be co-hosted by the New York Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, promising to showcase some of the finest botanical book and plant collections in the world. Anyone can become a member and attend. Please call 216-707-3812 for details.

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