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“Why can’t I go into my library branch?”

GCPL Director Ed wrote the following blog post in response to recent patron inquiries: The question has been asked “Why can’t I go into my library branch?” The first reason is that we are minimally staffed with very limited hours. The staff that are present are...

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...

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“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

Virtual Self-Care Workshop, Thurs., July 23, 4 p.m.
Pres. by @clevelandrcc Please include your email when registering - instructions for joining the Zoom meeting will be provided upon registration. http://ow.ly/EFuY50As5WA

Virtual Yoga for Beginners, Thurs., July 16, 5 p.m.
Join local yoga instructor Christy Rosneck for this beginner's class. Each session, Christy will be teaching routines with different poses and their benefits. Register for Zoom link/instructions:
https://geaugalibrary.libcal.com/event/6856236

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Dr. Papp from Ravenwood Health wrote a second part of his Pathways Out of Addiction blog for our #MentalHealthMatters feature. Check it out: http://ow.ly/69yd50AsSBx

We're offering a number of Virtual Family Storytimes this month, Fridays, 10 - 10:30 a.m. Provide email for Zoom link/instructions:

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