On Tuesday I listened to Geauga County Public Library (GCPL) Trustee Karen Delano’s presentation on Overdrive and Libby. The presentation pertained to GCPL’s audio and eBook offerings.  As a “real book” reader I find this and all technology truly amazing!

I just completed my second read by medical mystery author Leonard Goldberg, Deadly Care, a book that came to me from Sandusky Public Library by way of Clevnet. My third Goldberg read, Fatal Care, came to me from Cleveland Public Library and was picked up at the Thompson Library Station. From Sandusky and Cleveland, how does that happen? Growing up in Cleveland over half a century ago, I can remember riding my bike to Cleveland’s Collinwood Library Branch with my library card in hand to get materials. The card was made of heavy paper stock, and by some old school documentation system the librarian recorded my selections. 

The past two weeks have been exciting for me. Our youngest child, and last to be married, was married. I also attended my 50th high school class reunion. The wedding ceremony and reception were held at Century Village in Burton, a truly beautiful venue. My wife and I stayed at the Red Maple Inn for two nights. The Inn and staff were spectacular. The Inn bills itself as being located in the 4th largest Amish community in the world. The Amish, the Red Maple Inn, Century Village and GCPL are the BEST!

Today I am off to GCPL’s first bond issue town hall meeting at the Chardon Library. GCPL is having a series of informational open houses and town halls pertaining to the .5 bond issue in support of its county wide improvement plan. Be sure to catch one of these to become better informed when casting your vote on November 7. A big shout out to the Geauga County Commissioners for passing the vote in support of putting the 5-mill bond issue on the November ballot for the people of Geauga County to vote on.

Erwin “Kok” Leffel is an avid reader and GCPL patron. He is currently reading Fatal Care by Leonard Goldberg.
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