Community Spotlight: Encore NEO

Past 50 and... How did I end up here? Benched. Sidelined. Maybe unemployed. Possibly in financial trouble. So much to offer, but no one seems to want it. People used to come to me for answers – now no one seems to care. We get here by various routes: laid off in that...

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Facilities and YOU

I have been with Geauga County Public Library for over 25 years. Shortly after I took my current position as Facilities Manager, I was working after-hours one evening in the Middlefield Library. I was alone in the dark building, and a thought hit me very hard. For...

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The Little Reader

I have been going to the Bainbridge Branch of GCPL for one reason or another for as long as I have lived in Geauga County -- almost 20 years.  For much of the first decade it was mostly with the kids.  Helping or watching them pick out some of the books, music or...

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In search of the elusive alpaca farm

Early in the year, my mother mentioned she had always wanted to see alpacas.  I filed that away in my memory for a gift idea. When Mother’s Day rolled around, I wrote in her card that her gift would be an outing to an alpaca farm. “How did you know I wanted to see...

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