Cuy Co Public Library Board: Don't Abandon Historic Telling Mansion
  • Petitioning Susan Adams

This petition will be delivered to:

Board Member
Susan Adams
Board Member
Edna Fuentes-Casiano
Board Member
Dale Powers
Director
Sari Feldman
Community Relations Director
Keith Benjamin
Special Assistant
James Boyle
Councilperson
Joseph Marko
Councilperson
Charles LoPresti
Councilperson
Keith Packard
Councilperson
Patrick Ward
Councilperson
Lane Schlessel
Councilperson
Joe Gambatese
Councilperson
David Frey
Mayor
Joseph Cicero, Jr.
Board Vice President
Marie Haller
County Council Representative
Sunny Simon
Administrative and Presiding Judge
Nancy A. Fuerst
Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Michael Astrab
Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Pamela A. Barker
Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Janet A. Burnside
Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Maureen E. Clancy
Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Brian J. Corrigan
Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Carolyn B. Friedland
Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Stuart A. Friedman
Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Daniel Gall
Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Holly L. Gallagher
Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Brendan J. Sheehan
Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Timothy McCormick
Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Robert C. McClelland
Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Richard J. McMonagle.
Ohio House Minority Leader
Representative Armond Budish
Ohio Senate Minority Whip
Senator Nina Turner
Board member appointed March 2013.
Patricia Shlonsky
Ohio Senate District 21
Senator Shirley Smith
Ohio House District 9
Representative Barbara Boyd
County Executive
Ed Fitzgerald
Councilperson
Ed Icove
Councilperson
Dennis Fiorelli
Board President
Robert Varley
Board Member
Edward Blakemore

Cuy Co Public Library Board: Don't Abandon Historic Telling Mansion

    1. Petition by

      Save the Telling Mansion as the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Public Library

Don't abandon South Euclid-Lyndhurst historic Telling Mansion.

Cuyahoga County Public Library plans to move the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library out of its current location in the historic Telling Mansion. Telling Mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places and is South Euclid's architectural jewel. It can be restored to energy efficiency and made fully accessible to the disabled for $5 million.

The Library has NO PLAN for the Telling Mansion if they move out.

Once it is closed the public will no longer be able to enjoy this beautiful place. Euclid Creek runs behind Telling Mansion and could be jeopardized by the land changing ownership.  

We do not want a cookie-cutter, sprawling building that will cost over $12 million, will threaten Nine-Mile Creek, and take more residential and green space. New does not equal better.

Building a new library will decrease jobs and revenue to the city of South Euclid. The properties on the proposed site on Green Road are currently generating property tax. The Library does not pay property tax, so if it buys these three properties, they are removing them from the tax rolls. Additionally, the Library says it will save money because it will need fewer employees in the new building and will eliminate jobs by attrition. No matter how you eliminate a job, it is gone.

The current central location is convenient for all South Euclid and Lyndhurst residents and is close to the community's high school. The proposed location will be more convenient for people living in University Heights and Beachwood; both of these communities currently have their own library.

South Euclid and Lyndhurst city officials COULD STOP THIS if they wanted to do so. Signing this petition will tell them, the Cuyahoga County Public Library board members, and other decision makers that you want the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library to remain in Telling Mansion.

 P.S. Stay tuned for the public hearing regarding the necessary rezoning of the Green Road properties.

 

 

 

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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Decision-maker South Euclid Recycling Committee responds:

      South Euclid Recycling Committee

      PLEASE REMOVE THIS ADDRESS FROM THIS PETITION. I GET AN E-MAIL EVERY TIME SOMEONE RESPONDS. THIS ADDRESS IS USED ONLY FOR THE RECYCLING COMMITTEE AND NOTHING ELSE.


    3. Reached 10 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Francine Shore VENICE, CA
      • 2 months ago

      I grew up in south Euclid and I would love to visit this beautiful library

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    • pat janik MT. VERNON, IN
      • 5 months ago

      I have ancestors that lived in Parma, Ohio and Cuyahogo County and it's library are important to me! Please save this library.

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    • Angela Giamei LYNDHURST, OH
      • 5 months ago

      This library has meant so much to me over the years. From early memories of playing in the children's section prior to being able to read, to summer activities, to spending many Sundays there with my friends getting work done all through high school. It truly is a home with an infinite amount of memories. Seeing this library go breaks my heart. It has brought so much joy to many people for many years. Is it too late? Maybe. Is it still worth fighting for? Definitely.

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    • Robert DiTirro PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 6 months ago

      Family history

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    • Sherri Roberts PITTSBURGH, PA
      • 6 months ago

      I have very specific, fond memories of filling out my name on the pile of cards while sitting in the front area of this library. Then, I balanced a load of books to take to my Lyndhurst, Ohio bedroom. This was my weekly ritual. Every summer I excitedly signed up for the reading program. One summer I remember being rewarded with viewing "The Red Balloon." Please save this unique and handsome site for future, avid readers.

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