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Bainbridge Herb Garden

I have gotten many questions recently about the preservation of the herb garden at Bainbridge. It’s a good opportunity to share some history and answer this question. The Chagrin Valley Herb Society began an herb garden on a portion of land between the current...

New Library Construction Update

Construction on the two new library buildings will break ground October 11. The final drawings are complete, the schedules are laid out, and we have a good timeline for completion of both Bainbridge and Thompson in 2020. There is an official groundbreaking...

Service

It takes a certain kind of person to provide service to the public. Not everyone can handle it and fewer still can handle it for more than a decade. People will say to me, “Oh you work at the library! You must get to read tons of books!” Or they think, “I...

Geauga County Fair Book Sale to Benefit Library Mobile Services

The Geauga County Public Library, the Geauga County Library Foundation and Friends of the Geauga County Public Library are collaborating to host the Geauga County Fair Book Sale.  100% of the proceeds go towards funding Mobile Services programming,...

#GCPL Builds: Bainbridge lot is cleared

#GCPLBuilds: And so it beginsThe Bainbridge library construction project has officially started! The crews were out mindfully and precisely clearing the vegetation for the site of the new building. Most of the vegetation was invasive species: honeysuckle,...

#GCPLBuilds: Thompson property issues; planning for the unplanned

We all do the best with the information available to us at the time. We have a plan of action and we are on the track toward the end goal, but something happens to the track and we have to reassess. It’s problem-solving 101.  As has been reported, GCPL is...

Digital books and audio: Great for on-the-go people who value simplicity 

Want stories without the weight of a bag of books? Check out the digital collection at GCPL. The ease of streaming and downloading materials has been steadily improving over the past decade, and now, a vast storehouse of work from your favorite authors is...

Director’s Blog: A good library has something to offend everyone

A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.–Jo Godwin It is likely you may have seen this quote. In library circles, especially library social media circles, this is a perennial favorite. It is literally what we in the library field do: select...

A bright holiday to all

As we close 2018, I would like to express my gratitude for all the community support as GCPL continues to evolve. I wish everyone a bright holiday season. Enjoy plenty of cookies, time with your family and friends - and hopefully, a good book by the...

#GCPLBuilds: 2018 year-end construction update

The facilities renovations and new building project is like a boulder that is rolling downhill; it’s now in motion and won’t stop until we get to the end of the ride. Some big hurdles are past us with many more ahead over the next 24 months. We are nearing...

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

Check out a variety of titles from this year's Rock Hall inductees from @HooplaDigital. Full album downloads. Use your library card to start an account and access a deep well of music. http://ow.ly/oiU850y492w

Grant writer networking meet-up, Bainbridge
Mon., Feb. 3, 2 p.m.
Join us for networking and the opportunity to search our new database for funding opportunities with the help of your peers and library staff.
http://ow.ly/MxN250xLFE4

Have you already read Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, but you don't know which fantasy book you want next? Take this quiz to find out! http://ow.ly/F0IF50y1c4c

If you want to just reread LOTR and GOT you can, by requesting them here here: http://ow.ly/Mz6u50y1c30?

Yoga for beginners
Mon., Feb. 3, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Each session, a local yoga instructor will teach routines with different poses and their benefits. Please bring your own yoga mat and any props you have or need (blocks, bands, etc.) Waiver required.
http://ow.ly/rYjX50xLFwd

Patron Appreciation Days
All events for all ages
Geauga West: Mon., Feb. 3, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
February is Love Your Library Month and the time of year we celebrate our patrons. Rascal Racoon will make an appearance. Thank you for all your support.
http://ow.ly/kba950xLFqm

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