View of the side exterior of the new Thompson Branch.

The Circulation desk at the new Thompson Branch

The children’s area at the new Thompson Branch

A view from the stacks into the Frances Spatz Leighton Reading Room

Our main collection at Thompson, waiting to be read, viewed, and enjoyed.

A view to the future: Looking at the new Bainbridge Branch from the grounds of the old Bainbridge Branch

Construction progresses at the new Bainbridge Branch, early September 2020.

View of the exterior of the new Bainbridge Branch.

A library in progress. Plenty of space and light to fire the imagination.

Virtual Tour of the new Thompson Library Branch

Geauga County Public Library System

Design Schedule for New Construction and Renovation Projects

New Construction:
Bainbridge Branch
– Completion expected Winter 2020
Thompson Branch – Completion expected Fall 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...

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Looking Ahead

We at GCPL have been doing our best to adapt our services to these truly unprecedented and trying times. We appreciate your patience and flexibility.   Construction on the new Bainbridge and Thompson Branches continues. We look forward to unveiling these new buildings...

“Why can’t I go into my library branch?”

GCPL Director Ed wrote the following blog post in response to recent patron inquiries: The question has been asked “Why can’t I go into my library branch?” The first reason is that we are minimally staffed with very limited hours. The staff that are present are...

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...

Service

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...