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Safety concerns at local library - Activist Henry Senyak pushing to get the library back where it was on Scranton Rd. in tremont
Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:57.
(VIDEO OF HENRY)The temporary location of the South Branch Library is on Clark Avenue."The people of Tremont overwhelmingly want their library repaired and restored and put back into the 21st century where it belongs on Scranton Road," says Senyak.
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) 19 Action News has uncovered safety concerns for kids at a local library. Neighborhood leaders are worried because of dozens of calls to police in that area.
Cleveland's South Branch Library now sits in a former nightclub, the La Copa Club near West 25th Street and Clark Avenue.
The library was moved there on a temporary basis, but it's already been there more than a year.
Activist Henry Senyak is pushing to get the library back where it was on Scranton Road in the Tremont area. The Cleveland Public Library system moved out to decide whether or not to fix up that place.
We have reviewed police calls. In the year before the Scranton building closed, records show eight calls for that address. Since the library has been on Clark Avenue, records show more than 50 calls for that address.
"The people of Tremont overwhelmingly want their library repaired and restored and put back into the 21st century where it belongs on Scranton Road," says Senyak.
The summary of calls doesn't show what exactly happened, or if it took place inside or outside.
But the calls show threats, theft, suspicious activity, and more.
A spokesperson says the library system is still reviewing options to fix up the old building, looking at neighborhoods, and more. The library system can't give us a time frame for a decision on what happens next or when.
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