Do Heights residents have the right to an opinion about the Cuyahoga County Public Library?

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Based on tax dollars–yes.

As you can see from the attached documents, anyone who pays state taxes has a right to an opinion about the Cuyahoga County Public Library system.

The Library Board decided unilaterally to sell Telling Mansion, the current home of the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library. It is on the market.

The Telling Mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places and is an Ohio Landmark; but it has no legal protection because no federal funds were ever spent on it.

Do you think our community should lose this public space?

Even if you don’t think the building is beautiful, you have to admit it is unique and interesting. Take a child in there with you sometime and watch how they enjoy the “castle library”.

Do we need to rip up 5 acres of greenspace across from Notre Dame to build a cookie-cutter library?

Do you think you live far enough away from South Euclid that the loss of this building will have no impact on your property value?

Please support the efforts of the Committee to Save the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Mansion Library by signing this online petition
Please email Ed FitzGerald, County Executive, and tell him to help protect this regional treasure. His email is

Please protect this unique historic public space or, like Oakwood, it will be gone.


  1. Garry Kanter says

    Great job, Fran.

    I’ll take it a step further, and say that as a US citizen born with full Bill Of Rights protections – same as everybody else, there’s no question about the propriety of my speaking out in public.

    And I’m not bashful.

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