Geauga County Public Library Invites Citizens to Share their Vision of how New Library Buildings can Serve the Community

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Building plans for new GCPL Branches in Thompson and Bainbridge are in the works, and the library is seeking further input from the community at upcoming conversations in October. Library administrators, architects, and builders have been gathering information from citizens for months, and are looking for further insights from the community on the types of features they would like to incorporate into their libraries.

How do you want your community library to serve you? Libraries are an important part of a thriving and successful community, and Geauga County Public Library is committed to being an excellent resource and partner in furthering the interests of the Geauga County community and its residents. Incorporating community input into building designs is an important part of the planning and building process. Citizens are invited to attend the following conversations:

  • Tuesday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m. – Thompson Town Hall – 6741 Madison Road, Thompson
  • Wednesday, October 17th at 6:30 p.m. – GCPL Bainbridge Branch – 17222 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls

“During these conversations, the design professionals from CBLH and Perkins & Will as well as the construction team from Donley’s will connect with, listen to and note the activities and resources people want from new library spaces,” said Library Director, Edward Worso. “We are looking forward to learning how we can construct buildings that help people build strong communities. We remain grateful that the county passed a bond issue for capital improvements and new buildings. Providing updated, comfortable and functional library space is a top priority and we value our citizens’ input.”

About the Geauga County Public Library

The Geauga County Public Library includes four full-service branches in Bainbridge, Chardon, Chesterland (Geauga West) and Middlefield, two library stations housed in schools in Newbury and Thompson, and a Mobile Services fleet that serves rural areas and community centers. Its administrative center is located in Chardon, where technical services, computer services, facilities and administrative functions reside. GCPL houses more than 750,000 books and digital books. The collection also contains more than 100,000 audio / video items. About 400 research databases available via its website. GCPL is a member of the Clevnet consortium, giving patrons access to more than 12 million items. Learn more about the Geauga County Public Library at the GCPL website, Geauga County Public Library.

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