Free Books for Kids: The Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library is Coming to Geauga County

Geauga County – February 25, 2020 – In a three-way partnership with the Geauga County Library Foundation, the Ohio Governor’s office, and the Dollywood Foundation, the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library will launch across Geauga County on March 2, which is also Read Across America Day. 

In just a few minutes, you can give your child the gift of books. Through our partnership with Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library, you can sign up any child from birth up to age five to receive a new book in the mail each month at no cost to you. Studies have shown that children with 25 books in the home are more likely to complete an additional two years of school than their peers. With Imagination Library, each enrolled child has the opportunity to receive up to 60 books by the time they turn five. 

Enroll online at www.ohioimaginationlibrary.org. Paper forms are available at GCPL Branches if necessary. Geauga County residents are encouraged to visit or call their local GCPL Branch for more information. Questions may also be sent to imagination@geaugalibrary.net. County partners are responsible for 50% of their county’s costs and the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library matches those funds dollar for dollar. If you or your organization are interested in helping to fund the program in Geauga County, contact the Geauga County Library Foundation at 440-286-5739 or foundation@geaugalibrary.net.

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; a fleet of Mobile Services vehicles that serve rural areas and community centers; and an Administrative Center where technical services, computer services, facilities and administrative functions reside. GCPL has more than 900,000 books and ebooks. The collection also contains more than 100,000 audio / video items and 60 Research databases available through 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 GeaugaLibrary.net 

About the Geauga County Library Foundation 

The Geauga County Library Foundation is a 501c3 created in 1989 to support and enhance the mission of the Geauga County Public Library through philanthropy and community engagement. We strive to ensure that our public library system will continue to meet the present needs of our community, as well as grow to meet future challenges.

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