Get Launched into the Storytelling Cosmos on June 1 and join the Geauga County Public Library and fellow readers for “A Universe of Stories” at Observatory Park

“A universe of stories” is this year’s summer reading theme, and GCPL is teaming up with parks, bands, writers, and foodies to launch readers of all ages into the storytelling cosmos! Join us for any and all of the following events:

Summer reading kickoff on Saturday, June 1st from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St., Montville, Cost: FREE – Registration:

We’re blasting into summer reading with a concert from The Jazz Guys, food trucks, a story walk about the park, Bookmobile tours, digital download assistance from Overdrive, games and prizes, plus planetarium shows put on by Observatory Park. Plus, Dr. Awesome will be there with his amazing bubbles, and we’ll be serving free popcorn and snow cones. It’ll be an astronomically good time!

Family fun night at Mayfield Drive-In on Sunday, June 30th at 7:00 p.m. for pre-movie entertainment at the Mayfield Drive-In, 12100 Mayfield Rd., Chardon, Cost: Special price $18 per carload (extra $8 to bring your own food) – Registration:

The out-of-this-world entertainment continues at our annual family fun night at Mayfield Drive-In. Toy Story 4 is the main feature flick, but the pre-show fun includes Bookmobile tours, a bounce house for kids courtesy of Big Dog Bounce, live music with Erin Burke, Sheriff Deputy miniature horse Rick O’Shay, emergency vehicles (courtesy of Munson Fire Department), United Way’s donation station, and other attractions.

Jim Gill concert on Thursday, July 18th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Oberland Park, 14639 Auburn Rd., Newbury, Cost: FREE – Registration:

Jim Gill, nationally acclaimed musician and author, performs an active sing-along concert for the whole family. Get ready to sing, dance and laugh! Rain location is Newbury School gymnasium. This is a storytime like no other. Music play and reading play promote reading readiness, literacy, and inclusion. Did we mention fun?

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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 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,

Pictured In Cover Photo: “A universe of stories” is the theme of this year’s summer reading campaign. GCPL is launching readers of all ages into great stories all summer. Visit for more information.

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Author: Geauga News