History of the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library housed in the Telling Mansion
The South Euclid – Lyndhurst Library is something special.
Not every community has a library branch that is:
On the National Register of Historic Places of which <1% are libraries
Named a Cleveland Magazine “Best in Cleveland” site
Named to USA Today “10 Great Places to Find a Nook and Read a Book”
Renovating the current library will cost $5 million and make it fully accessible to those with disabilities. Instead, the Cuyahoga County Public Library Board plans to put up a new building costing $12.6 million.
The proposed new library will use 5 acres of land that used to pay taxes; libraries pay no property taxes.
The library will be moved and additional 2 miles away from Brush High School and Memorial Middle School, bus lines and Lyndhurst residents.
- The City of Lyndhurst has passed a resolution to have their name not included if there is a new library built.
- The Telling Mansion asking price is listed at less than half its appraised value!
- If sold the new owner can do ANYTHING, even TEAR IT DOWN.
We cannot stop this without your involvement. The Cuyahoga County Public Library Board is tired of listening to the same people from this committee over and over again. They do not think the public cares. We are running out of time and we feel the approval of the sale of this building may happen in September.
Please show you care by checking the latest posts for what is important NOW. Then check the What You Can Do page and write/call as many of those that you can.
Time is of the essence.. please act.
The South Euclid-Lyndhurst Mansion Library Committee