Geauga County Public Library Director Ed Worso.
“GCPL serves the citizens of Geauga County and greater northeast Ohio by providing an environment where people are engaged, connected and inspired.”

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.

Your library is your community resource. This is where people gather to engage, connect and find inspiration. GCPL unveiled its new strategic plan in June, after nearly 18 months of gathering opinions from library staff and Geauga citizens about their visions for creating a desirable community. Numerous attributes bubbled to the surface, with all them valuing education, a welcoming environment, capable and compassionate leadership, and access to resources.

Engage

Dynamic programming in our buildings and at off-site locations provides opportunities to learn and grow. What are you interested in? GCPL’s programming covers everything from cooking to quilting to genealogy and technology. If you’re looking for your next hobby, find resources at your library to help you get started. Our Mobile Services Department takes its bookmobiles to farmers markets, local parks and community centers, making it easy for Geauga citizens to get engaged with ideas and resources.

Connect

Meet people, exchange thoughts and participate in community life. Here is where to meet friends and find people with similar interests. If you have a love of literary work, join a book discussion group at any of our locations. Meet other parents at storytimes. Get in touch with your creativity at the adult coloring club. Learn the art of paper folding or polka dancing or board-game strategy and make friends with people who want to learn the same skills.

Connect with your state representatives at the library. Did you know State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) has office hours at the Chardon Branch every month and that State Rep. Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) meets with constituents at the Geauga West Branch?

Inspire

Learn new skills, discover ideas, and celebrate creativity. Working together, we build relationships that strengthen the community, helping people find inspiration that fuels their dreams. Our meeting spaces are portals of discovery where patrons interact with ideas and each other.

The Great Geauga County Fair Book Sale

Stop by the Book Barn near Gate 1 to browse the great selection of books for all ages. Sponsored by Friends of Mobile Services and Geauga County Public Library, this fair-worthy sale features thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs at bargain prices. Parking is free, and we’ll hold your purchases for you while you enjoy the rides, milk shakes, and exhibits.