People & Places

Best Rainy-Day Reading Place 

Cuyahoga County Public Library, South Euclid/Lyndhurst Branch

In 1928, this unique stone mansion with Gothic arches was the French-château-style home of South Euclid farmboy-turned-milk-millionaire William E. Telling. But it's been a library for the last 50 years, and it features a cozy reading room that's a soothing refuge on a drizzly or snowy day. Just walk past the main desk down a short hallway and you're in the small "Mystery Room," which was Telling's original library. The leaded-glass windows, rough-hewn door frames, vaulted ceiling with hand-decorated beams, and fireplace give the room a special aura. And on your way out, spend some time in the Telling greenhouse, where Glamours and GQs now share sunny space with his frog pond.

Cuyahoga County Public Library, South Euclid/Lyndhurst Branch

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