Geauga County Public Library to hold Grand Opening for new Administrative Center Branch on September 10

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Geauga County Public Library is opening a new public library space inside of their Administrative Center Branch. To mark the occasion, we will hold a grand opening with food, prizes and tours.

Administrative Center Branch Grand Opening

  • Date: Tuesday, September 10th
  • Time: Noon – 3:00 p.m.
  • Place: GCPL Administrative Center Branch, 12701 Ravenwood Dr., Chardon
  • Cost: FREE – Registration:http:// http://bit.ly/ACGrand – First 25 to register will receive a GCPL tote bag filled with GCPL Swag.

The Administrative Center Branch offers patrons most of the same services in all of our other buildings, including a browsing collection of books, magazines, and audiovisual materials, full access to library databases like http://Ancestry.com, http://Lynda.com, and http://ABCmouse.com, public computers, wifi, meeting rooms, a kids area, and more.

This allows us to have a convenient location for residents who work at or visit all the county offices and other facilities located in the area of Ravenwood Dr. “When I would walk in to the Administrative Center alongside a patron and hear them at the front desk asking to use the library only to be told that they would need to leave this space and drive to any of our other facilities, it struck a nerve. I felt like we have a big facility and we should have some space for the public with a decent collection and some comfortable seating,” says GCPL Director Ed Worso.

“Say for example, a mom has to be at the hospital for a long procedure that could take 6 or 8 hours and her kids or family just want a break to get away for a bit, we want to make sure that is available. This is a very real scenario that we have seen first-hand in this space.”

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, along with a full-service public library space with limited hours of service (Monday – Friday only). GCPL houses more than 750,000 books and digital books. The collection also contains nearly 70,000 audio / video items. About 75 research databases are 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, GeaugaLibrary.net.

Pictured In Cover Photo: Geauga County Public Library to hold a grand opening for their new Administrative Center Branch, 1270 Ravenwood Dr., Chardon, Tuesday, September 10th, Noon – 3:00 p.m.

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