Sorry if I sound silly but…this statement accurately reflects the decision by the Cuyahoga County Public Library Board to move the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library out of the Telling Mansion to a proposed new site on Green Rd.
Attached are 3 maps from the Cuyahoga County Public Library webpage titled, Circulation Mapping
You can see from these maps that the proposed location is FARTHER AWAY from all three categories of library patrons: juvenile borrowers, all library borrowers and the potential patrons in the market area.
(The current location of the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library is the blue book icon above the new location, which is marked with a black dot.)
Additionally, the current South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library is a short walk from the high school. The new site is about 2 miles away from the high school and on a different bus route.
Why does the Library Board want to move the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library away from the children who are its patrons, all current patrons and potential patrons–not to mention high school students?
The fastest and easiest way to voice your opinion about keeping the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library in historic Telling Mansion is to call County Executive Ed FitzGerald after hours or on weekends, 216-443-7178, and leave a message.
Don’t be afraid to speak up if you live in Cleveland Heights, University Heights or other areas–much of the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s funding comes from state taxes.
For more information visit www.Facebook.com/MansionLibrary
or the online petition: bit.ly/TellingLibrary (this URL is CASE SENSITIVE)
PS It’s $5 million to renovate Telling Mansion and $12.6 to build the proposed new library. Can’t we use 12 million tax dollars to do something positive for our community instead of abandoning a building on the National Register of Historic Places and an Ohio Landmark?