Future Thompson Branch

Future Bainbridge Branch

Geauga County Public Library System

Design Schedule for New Construction and Renovation Projects

New Construction:
Bainbridge Branch
– Completion expected Fall 2020
Thompson Branch – Completion expected Summer 2020

#GCPLBuilds Blog Posts

Bainbridge Herb Garden

I have gotten many questions recently about the preservation of the herb garden at Bainbridge. It’s a good opportunity to share some history and answer this question. The Chagrin Valley Herb Society began an herb garden on a portion of land between the current...

New Library Construction Update

Construction on the two new library buildings will break ground October 11. The final drawings are complete, the schedules are laid out, and we have a good timeline for completion of both Bainbridge and Thompson in 2020. There is an official groundbreaking...


It takes a certain kind of person to provide service to the public. Not everyone can handle it and fewer still can handle it for more than a decade. People will say to me, “Oh you work at the library! You must get to read tons of books!” Or they think, “I...

Geauga County Fair Book Sale to Benefit Library Mobile Services

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,...

#GCPL Builds: Bainbridge lot is cleared

#GCPLBuilds: And so it beginsThe Bainbridge library construction project has officially started! The crews were out mindfully and precisely clearing the vegetation for the site of the new building. Most of the vegetation was invasive species: honeysuckle,...

#GCPLBuilds: Thompson property issues; planning for the unplanned

We all do the best with the information available to us at the time. We have a plan of action and we are on the track toward the end goal, but something happens to the track and we have to reassess. It’s problem-solving 101.  As has been reported, GCPL is...

Digital books and audio: Great for on-the-go people who value simplicity 

Want stories without the weight of a bag of books? Check out the digital collection at GCPL. The ease of streaming and downloading materials has been steadily improving over the past decade, and now, a vast storehouse of work from your favorite authors is...

Director’s Blog: A good library has something to offend everyone

A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.–Jo Godwin It is likely you may have seen this quote. In library circles, especially library social media circles, this is a perennial favorite. It is literally what we in the library field do: select...

A bright holiday to all

As we close 2018, I would like to express my gratitude for all the community support as GCPL continues to evolve. I wish everyone a bright holiday season. Enjoy plenty of cookies, time with your family and friends - and hopefully, a good book by the...

#GCPLBuilds: 2018 year-end construction update

The facilities renovations and new building project is like a boulder that is rolling downhill; it’s now in motion and won’t stop until we get to the end of the ride. Some big hurdles are past us with many more ahead over the next 24 months. We are nearing...

Fandom Fridays, Chardon
Grades 6 – 12
Fri., Feb. 14, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Geek out over a different fandom each month with our after hours viewing parties, snacks, games, and crafts.

Join us at our Administrative Center, 12701 Ravenwood Dr., on Thurs., Feb. 27, 6:30 - 9 p.m. for a 2020 Primary Candidates Forum for short presentations from 2020 candidates followed by audience questions.

Homeschool art 2, Middlefield
Grades 5 – 12
Fri., Feb. 14: Andy Warhol 2 p.m.
Study and learn from the masters.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
All ages
Bainbridge (Off-site: Centerville Mills Lakeside Building, 8552 Crackel Rd, Chagrin Falls) Fri., Feb. 14, 11 a.m.
Drop in for a photo-op with The Very Hungry Caterpillar, fun activities, and a snack.

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