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GCPL’s Chardon Branch: Future building and renovation plans

Many people have asked about our plans for the Chardon Branch. The short answer is we want to build a new Chardon Branch on the Chardon Square. But, there is a longer answer that I will tackle now. As written in a 1971 profile of Geauga County Public Library, “In...
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#GCPLBuilds June 2018 update: Donley’s, Perkins & Will, and CBLH begin planning

The Geauga County Public Library Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of the selection committee to engage the services of Donley’s as our Construction Manager at Risk for all building renovations and the construction of the two new buildings in Bainbridge...
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How Geauga County Public Library serves senior citizens

GCPL is committed to providing a welcoming environment where people of all ages can engage, connect and be inspired. All our locations and departments value our senior citizens and work to offer a collection and programming that appeals to this segment of our patrons....
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Gratitude and the 2017 annual report

In 2017 as a New Year’s Resolution, my wife and I began each day with gratitude exercises. I bet many of you regularly perform similar actions. We are grateful for a lovely morning sun, an unusual avian visitor, the comfort of a cozy fire with a cup of coffee in the...
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Strategic planning: Taking direction from Geauga County citizens

Strategic planning: What Geauga citizens desire from a library Geauga County Public Library embarked on a formal strategic planning process late last year. Since then, we’ve been reaching out to the communities throughout Geauga County, gathering citizens’ ideas and...
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GCPL begins strategic planning. We want to hear from you.

As 2018 gets underway, GCPL is engaging the community in an active strategic planning process. This project has been on my mind since I was hired in 2015. What kind of a community do our patrons want? How can GCPL facilitate those desires? When voters passed the bond...
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The next steps

With the election results certified, perhaps some of you are asking the same question that many of us, the library staff, are asking: What’s next? Acquisition of the funding The Library will issue a bank qualified short-term note before year-end 2017. By delineating a...
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Thank you! The bond issue passage is official

Thank you to the voters of Geauga County! Thank you to the volunteers, staff and board of trustees who put forth your time and effort to make this happen for the community. While I have personally worked on this issue for more than 18 months, the process itself...
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What a night

Though the numbers are unofficial at the moment, it looks like the community has voted to support the library bond issue. Thank you to the voters of Geauga County! Thank you to the volunteers, staff and Board of Trustees who put forth your time and effort to make this...
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Bond Issue 2017: Why do you need more meeting spaces if the public schools already have them?

Are you the pack leader for a scout troop and you have been looking for space to hold regular meetings? Do you work with Science Olympiad or another extracurricular activity outside the school and have challenges finding public space free of charge for regular...
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Director’s Blog

“GCPL serves the citizens of Geauga County and greater northeast Ohio by providing an environment where people are engaged, connected and inspired.”

Geauga County Public Library
Director Ed Worso

Ed Worso

Attending the Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibit at @ClevelandArt ? Want to learn more about the artist? Follow your library card: https://t.co/NNjBLItGBb #InfiniteKusama Need tix? Weekly sales begin 2mrw 9 a.m.-5 p.m., or until tix sell out. Info: https://t.co/KWBVGXnn40

Chair yoga, Bainbridge Branch, Thurs., July 26, 7 p.m. Register: https://t.co/zzMJlidMkk

Reading and Feeding stop tomorrow, Mineral Lake, 11:35 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. More details: https://t.co/XutWbY0Elj @UWGeauga @VlgMiddlefield

It's #nationalicecreamday ! Be sure to celebrate! We recommend @ChardonKingKone 🙂

#amreading "Kudos: Outline Trilogy, Book 3" by Rachel Cusk https://t.co/njIeOWFk4k @OverDriveLibs

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