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Gain financial wellness knowledge at GCPL

The fall is a time of year when many people take on home-improvement projects. Whether to help winterize against the coming Geauga snows or to spruce up a dated kitchen or bathroom, these projects come at a cost. Budgeting for home improvement requires the...

County fairs, milkshakes, goats, and book sales

Going to the County Fair is a lot of fun. People get together to enjoy entertainment, see the livestock and exhibits, and indulge in milkshakes. The fair brings people together every year. The library is similar in how it helps to build a strong community....

#GCPLBuilds: Moving forward with construction projects 

Editor's note: The following column is an excerpt from Ed Worso's cover story in the forthcoming Fall 2018 issue of Lines & Links, scheduled to be mailed in late August. We are rolling right along renovating existing facilities and building two new...

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...

#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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

October 23, 10 - 11:30 a.m.: @OhioMeansJobs Seminar: Find the Right Candidates - Free Recruiting Tools and Resources Full events and registration: https://t.co/mePqe6iD11

Only YOU can fight fake news, Chardon Oct. 24, 7 p.m.
This program will teach you how to identify sources, check for the accuracy of information, and cover new tools implemented by tech companies to prioritize facts over misinformation.
Register: https://t.co/GYnKn3dAy8

Visiting Dr. Petrick's third-grade class to talk and publish student writing is fun enough, but when that day also falls on stuffed animal day, well, that's a definite win-win! Look for some new creative writing very soon! @PetrickTheresa @KenstonSchools @drogaliner @BiblioBoard

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Please join us for Human Trafficking: Under the Radar in Our Community on October 25 at the Bainbridge Branch of @GeaugaLibrary! RSVP today. #EndHumanTrafficking #GeaugaCounty https://t.co/74cX5zJLOR

Our Fun Bus will be at Cardinal High School tonight to celebrate Cardinal's Homecoming, 6 p.m. See you there! @huskies_fb @DrSJHunt @cardinalhuskies

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