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, including Summer Reading.
If you’ve spent any amount of time in Geauga County, chances are you have seen at least one vehicle in the GCPL’s Mobile Services fleet, which consists of three vehicles that make about 60 stops per week.
The Bookmobile is our biggest vehicle, measuring in at 35 feet. It carries about 4,000 items and can be found on the country back roads serving our Amish patrons.
The Fun Bus is a 30 foot bookmobile that holds about 3,500 items. It visits preschools, parks, and other community stops around Geauga County. It also makes special event appearances at farmers markets, outdoor concerts, arts festivals and more.
The Lobby Stop is the only vehicle that patrons do not board. Library staff takes carts of items off the Lobby Stop and brings them into various facilities including the senior centers, assisted living facilities, and the Sisters of Notre Dame.
Mobile Services served over 40,000 people and checked out over 420,000 items in 2018. To put it in perspective, they are the highest circulating Mobile Services department in the entire CLEVNET library consortium and are typically the third highest circulating GCPL “Branch.” Additionally, Mobile Services provides regular book delivery to homebound Geauga County residents. They also partner with the United Way in the Reading and Feeding program to provide kids who rely on subsidized meal programs at school with meals during the summer months.
Stop by the Book Sale next the Gate 1 at the Fairgrounds. Shoppers can buy a GCLF tote bag for $5 and fill it up with books at the sale to take home. Individual items can be purchased by a donation of any amount.
GCPL Youth Services librarians will be on site for “Fun Day, Fair Day” on Thursday, August 29 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with free kids activities.
See you at the Fair, on the road, and in the Branches!
Ed is currently reading Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes are High by Joseph Grenny.