Newbury Station Temporary Closing

Newbury Library Station will be closed Monday, December 18 – Monday, January 1 for 
scheduled building maintenance. The building will reopen Tuesday, January 2, 2018. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. 

All GCPL branches are collecting personal-care items for Geauga families in need throughout the month of December. Collection bins are available at all locations. All items will be collected and distributed via United Way services of Geauga County.
Suggested items:  Soap – Shampoo – Bathroom and facial tissue – Feminine hygiene products – Razors – Toothpaste and toothbrushes – Diapers – New combs and brushes – Deodorant

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GCPL is closed for the holidays:

Christmas: Sat., Dec. 23, Sun., Dec. 24, Mon., Dec. 25
New Year’s: Sat., Dec. 30, Sun., Dec. 31, Mon., Jan. 1
We wish all our patrons and staff a holiday season full of peace, joy – and lots of good reading.



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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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A further inquiry: Sharing the issues raised at our town hall meetings

As has been advertised in press releases, on our website and in social media, we have held ten town hall meetings at our various locations over the past six weeks. Board Trustees, staff and I have had the pleasure of meeting some folks at these events. We have had...
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Bond issue 2017: Is there ever a good time to be on the ballot?

As this campaign cycle continues to move forward, I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone for their overall support and use of our local libraries, no matter what personal sentiments may be. It’s never easy to ask taxpayers for money, no matter what the amount....
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Can Thompson or Montville residents vote on the library bond issue?

We’re reaching out to voters this November with a bond issue for capital improvements. Although it’s never easy to approach voters for tax dollars, it’s always a pleasure to share how we are able to better serve our patrons as we provide much needed services to all...
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Bond issue 2017: Does the library have surplus funds?

This week, Lisa Havlin, Fiscal Officer for GCPL has written a guest blog post that addresses some of the questions and comments we’ve seen in our social media channels pertaining to “surplus” funds in library accounts. Running the accounts for an organization is...
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Bond issue 2017: When you need to know, ask a librarian

We’ve had an eventful few weeks at GCPL with citizens across the county asking numerous good questions pertaining to the bond issue - all of which we’re eager to address. We look forward to more at our numerous town hall meetings (see schedule). The need to ask our...
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What have you done for me lately?

There are numerous considerations and questions to answer regarding something as important as a bond issue. One question is, “What have you done for me lately?” We want to assure county residents that an important part of our job is maintaining excellent facilities...
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Bird watching in Geauga County gives a lift

I was late coming to bird watching. I knew there were birds around. You can't help but notice them when they wake you up at 5:15 on a beautiful Sunday morning in mid-summer with their cheerful songs. And you can't help but notice when they leave their marks on your...
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#GCPLHolidayPlaylist #ClassicsWeek "A Charlie Brown Christmas" @HooplaDigital #Music #Holidays #LibraryLove

Rachel recommends "Scrappy Little Nobody" by @AnnaKendrick47 for today's book-a-day. Rachel says:

"I don’t usually read memoirs or biographies, but Anna has just the right amount of snark, and seems very down to earth."

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#amreading "The Art Of Stopping Time: Practical Mindfulness for Busy People" by @PedramShojai

#GCPLHolidayPlaylist “My Gift to You” by @AlexanderO_Neal @HooplaDigital #Music #Holidays #LibraryLove

Find out everything you want to know about video production and more from @lynda - it's free with your library card!

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