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Spring into Spring at the Library

From the Director’s Office – As the snow turns to rain and the temperature begins to rise, spring brings a sense of transition as well as new life into Geauga County. Schools will be heading into summer break shortly and flowers, buds, and weeds are sprouting left and right. This transitional period is always a great time of year for several different reasons, including gardening, hiking, and outdoor get togethers with family and friends. And thanks to the Geauga County Public Library and all its services, collections, resources, and staff, spring’s possibilities can easily be brought to life and enjoyed by all. Here are just a few library resources, services, tips, and activities you can use to make the most out of this year’s spring.

Conquer the Stars Using the Library’s Astronomy-related Resources

One advantage of the warmer weather is that those who love to look to the moon, sun, and stars are now able to do so in comfortable temperatures. Anyone can reach for the stars this spring by checking out one of the library’s telescopes or by attending our popular Geauga Skywatchers program series.

For more information about the library’s telescopes, click here!

Compete Against Friends & Family with the Library’s New Yard Game Collection

To bring back the joys of outdoor play, the library is launching a new collection of yards game that can be checked out by all its patrons. With games ranging from Jumbo Jenga, to lawn darts, to corn hole, family gatherings can become an exciting event full of fun and laughter.

Click here to view a full list of materials included in our yard game collection.

Sow Seeds in Your Garden & Mind with the Library’s Gardening Resources

I find gardening challenging, but Jerry Minnich’s The Ohio Gardening Guide has helped me tackle planting a basic flower garden this year. Stop by your local Geauga County Public Library branch and peruse through its gardening section to see what you can do with your garden/lawn this spring!

Click here for a complete list of the library’s upcoming gardening programs!

Hone Your Craft Skills with the Library’s Craft Resources

Use your imagination and create something beautiful or practical with help from the library’s craft-themed resources, including various craft programs or Craftsy, a digital collection of craft-related titles accessible on Hoopla!

Click here to access Craftsy!

Explore Local Cemeteries & Re-Connect with Your Family’s History

The library’s genealogy staff has recently finished collecting and creating an extensive database of every Geauga County cemetery (38 in total), documenting each headstone at each location. If you are on the hunt for local or family history, this is the resource for you as well as the perfect time of year for you to go exploring!

Click here and access this incredible resource!

Rediscover Nature & the Wildlife of Geauga County

While many believe libraries are just buildings full of books, movies, and computers, in reality, they are gateways to the world around us through learning, play, and discovery. The library’s nature-themed programs, such as its program series with the Geauga Park District and its large selection of environment-based books and resources, the great outdoors becomes an accessible wonder to all library patrons.

For more information about our upcoming programs with the Geauga Parks District, click here!


About Geauga County Public Library

The Geauga County Public Library, rated a 4-Star Library by Library Journal, includes five full-service Branches in Bainbridge, Chardon, Chesterland (Geauga West), Middlefield, 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, in addition to its public library space. 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. Geauga County Public Library 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

April 28, 2023

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