Cleveland Heights – University Heights Public Library Board of Trustees meeting highlights 5-21-2018

MAY 21, 2018


  • Financial report
  • Library offers summer lunches
  • Library levies pass
  • Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus Annual Clean Up Day


Present were President Abby Botnick, Vice President Chris Mentrek, Vikas Turakhia, and Dana Fluellen. James Roosa, Max Gerboc, and Suzanne Moskowitz were absent.

Financial report

A question was raised about how library finances were impacted with the elimination of library fines. It was reported that the interest from long term investments is more than enough to make up the difference for revenue generated from fines. The financial report will be provided at the June board meeting.

Library offers summer lunches

In response to the closing of the Boys and Girls Club at Washington and Lee roads, the library has responded quickly to a community need. The library will work with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to provide summer lunches for children from June 4 to August 10 at the Lee Road Branch. Lunches will be served from 1-2 p.m.

Library levies pass

Two Cuyahoga County library levies were on the ballot May 8. Both Westlake Porter Public Library and Shaker Heights Public Library levies passed. The Shaker levy was a very close race and won with 52 percent of the voters supporting.

Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus Annual Clean Up Day

On Saturday, May 12, the P.E.A.C.E. Campus united to present tours, children’s activities and family fun after conducting the semi-annual park clean up. Flowers were donated by citizens while labor was provided by a dedicated team that has been maintaining the park and playground for over 20 years. The library provided tours and a story time, as well as a visit by the book bike. Mulch for the gardens was also provided by the library with its vendor Findley Landscaping.

The next meeting will be held at the Lee Road Library on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

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