NOTICE: Geauga County Public Library will be closed on Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Geauga County Public Library’s

Board of Trustees

Administrative Center

Library Board of Trustees

Seven Library Board members serve seven-year terms that expire on June 30. Terms are staggered with one term expiring each year. Four Library Board members are appointed by the County Commissioners and three are appointed by the Common Pleas Court Judges. Once appointed, the Library Board is a body politic and political subdivision of the State of Ohio with autonomous responsibility for library operations.

Board of Trustees

Paul Newman

Board President

Appointed by: Judges

Term Expiration: 2027

Karen Delano

Board Vice President

Appointed by: Commissioners

Term Expiration: 2029

Kristen Brickman

Board Secretary

Appointed by: Commissioners

Term Expiration: 2028

Joshua Hutchinson

Board Trustee

Appointed by: Commissioners

Term Expiration: 2024

Jake Yanchar

Board Trustee

Appointed by: Judges

Term Expiration: 2030

Crist Miller

Board Trustee

Appointed by: Commissioners

Term Expiration: 2026

Kathryn Pitrone

Board Trustee

Appointed by: Judges

Term Expiration: 2025

Board Meetings

Geauga County Public Library’s (GCPL) Board of Trustees meets twelve times a year on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:00 PM. Meeting locations occur across the Library’s six branch locations – past, present, and future meeting locations can be found below. All meetings are open to the public.

Board meeting minutes are available online following each meeting. Board meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change.

2024 Board of Trustees Meetings

January 16 – Administrative Center

February 20 – Bainbridge Branch

March 19 – Chardon Branch

April 16 – Geauga West Branch

May 21 – Middlefield Branch

June 18 – Thompson Branch

July 16 – Bainbridge Branch

August 20 – Chardon Branch

September 17 – Geauga West Branch

October 15 – Middlefield Branch

November 19 – Thompson Branch

December 17 – Administrative Center

Public participation is governed by Geauga County Public Library’s Public Public Participation at Board Meetings Policy.

Meeting Minutes

Minutes from previous Board of Trustees meetings are available in PDF format for viewing through the link below.

2024 Organizational Committee Meetings

January 16 – Administrative Center

2024 Records Commission Meetings

November 19 – Thompson Branch

2024 Finance Committee Meetings

May 21 – Middlefield Branch

June 18 – Thompson Branch (Budget?)

2024 Facilities Committee Meetings

February 8 – Administrative Center

March 6 – Administrative Center

Meeting Videos

Video recordings of previous Board of Trustees meetings are available for viewing through the link below.