Libraries and the Power of the Purse

You may have read or heard about some recent interactions between the Geauga County Public Library (GCPL) and the County Commissioners concerning the half mil bond issue for capital improvements that will be on the November ballot. If approved by the voters living in...

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View from the Anderson Allyn Room

Have you been meaning to look up information on your ancestors but don’t know where to start? Register online or by phone for my class, “Genealogy 101,” Aug. 15, 7 p.m., at the Chardon Branch in the Bostwick Room. Every discipline, including genealogy, has proven...

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Around the campfire

The camping gene runs deep in my family.  My dad's parents used to take him and his siblings camping almost every weekend in the summer.  When I was growing up, my parents took me camping.  Our favorite place to camp was Fort Wilderness in Walt Disney World, but we...

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What the library means to me

Finding new reads never gets old—Deciding the library's future It’s 5 a.m. on Thursday 8/3 and I am writing my first blog, ever. I retired in 2001 from teaching and decided to read for enjoyment in my retirement. There is a story there, maybe for a future blog.  Over...

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View from the Anderson Allyn Room

I’m Cheryl Felix McClellan, the genealogist for Geauga County Public Library. My home away from home is the Anderson Allyn Room, in the basement of the Chardon Library. I’m passionate about the view from the Anderson Allyn Room (sounds like a good title for a blog …)....

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Around the Campfire

("Around the Campfire" will be a recurring series of posts from Michelle. She sent us this one in May) Although the unofficial start to summer and the camping season is Memorial Day, it has become my family's tradition to take our maiden voyage on Mother's Day...

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