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Building the Future

Welcome to our library’s page dedicated to informing the community about the exciting developments and improvements we are planning for our Chardon Branch. 

In 2017, Geauga County voters passed a $24 million bond issue to improve Geauga County Public Library Facilities. We promptly remodeled the Geauga West Branch and Middlefield Branch. We then moved on to build new library branches in Thompson and Bainbridge.

We are now directing our focus to improving library facilities and services for the Chardon Branch and community.

 We are committed to creating a more inviting space that ensures the library will remain a valuable asset for generations. These enhancements will benefit the Chardon community in many ways:

Education: Supporting lifelong learning through better study environments and educational resources.

Community Engagement: Facilitating connections and collaborations by providing dedicated spaces for meetings, studying, and dedicated quiet work space.

Childhood Development: Fostering early literacy and a love for learning among children.

Heritage Preservation: Safeguarding our local history and genealogy for future generations.

We are committed to these improvements to ensure that our library remains a place of inspiration, knowledge, and connection for everyone in our community. Please stay tuned for updates on our progress, and feel free to provide your feedback and suggestions as we work together to build a better library for all. Thank you for being a part of our library’s continued evolution.

Chardon Branch New Build & Expanded Services

Modern Amenities

Focused on emerging technology, providing hands-on learning opportunities that inspire creativity and collaboration to the community.

Enhanced Meeting Spaces

Additional meeting spaces with modern technology to serve students and local businesses.

Improved Accessibility

At the entrances, restrooms, and throughout the branch.

Chardon Branch

Dedicated Quiet Spaces

Designed for quiet study and peaceful contemplation.

Improved & Expanded Parking

For easier patron access to the building from their vehicles.

Expanded Early Learning Spaces

Re-envisioned spaces for kids to participate in learning activities and storytimes. 

Improved Local History Services

Improved area for local history services.

Timeline of Capital Improvement Projects

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this project funded?

This project is funded by the 2017 Bond Issue and fiscally responsible stewardship of taxpayers’ assets.

When will the project start?

We will start the planning and development phase in 2024 with the goal of breaking ground in 2025.

Why are you changing the Chardon Branch?

Needs of the Community

The Chardon Branch has been a cornerstone of our community for years, but the demand for library resources and services has changed. The existing space needs to be improved to accommodate the needs of our community. Patrons visit the current location over 190,000 times yearly and check out 385,000 items. Our staff provides over 600 programs a year to 16,550 people. A new library will provide ample room for more books, technology, programming, and meeting space.

Outdated Facilities

Our existing library, though rich in history, is showing its age. The infrastructure, including HVAC systems, elevator, lighting, and accessibility, no longer meets modern comfort, safety, and efficiency standards. A new library will allow us to implement state-of-the-art systems and facilities to ensure a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.

Improved Systems & Technology

As technology advances, so does the way we access and consume information. A new library will offer modernized systems, including upgraded computer workstations, high-speed internet access, and digital resources, ensuring that we remain relevant in the digital age and offer you the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Building the Future

Welcome to our library’s page dedicated to informing the community about the exciting developments and improvements we are planning for our Chardon Branch. 

In 2017, Geauga County voters passed a $24 million bond issue to improve Geauga County Public Library Facilities. We promptly remodeled the Geauga West Branch and Middlefield Branch. We then moved on to build new library branches in Thompson and Bainbridge.

We are now directing our focus to improving library facilities and services for the Chardon Branch and community.

Our goal is to provide the Chardon community with a facility comparable to the rest of our library system including:

More meeting space, community rooms, and dedicated study space.

Improved amenities for families with children, including an interactive early literacy play area.

Dedicated quiet space for reading and working.

Additional local history and genealogy resources.

Renovating the Chardon Branch presents unique challenges due to space limitations. The Library Board acknowledged the need to expand services in 2016 when it purchased the land next to the Branch. However, if we plan to grow in our current location, we will need cooperation from our community partners, including the City of Chardon and the Chardon School Board.

Whether we expand and improve the current Branch or build in a new location, we are committed to creating a more inviting space that ensures the library will remain a valuable asset for generations. These enhancements will benefit the Chardon community in many ways:

Education: Supporting lifelong learning through better study environments and educational resources.

Community Building: Facilitating connections and collaborations by providing dedicated spaces for meetings, studying, and more.

Childhood Development: Fostering early literacy and a love for learning among children.

Heritage Preservation: Safeguarding our local history and genealogy for future generations.

We are committed to these improvements to ensure that our library remains a place of inspiration, knowledge, and connection for everyone in our community. Please stay tuned for updates on our progress, and feel free to provide your feedback and suggestions as we work together to build a better library for all. Thank you for being a part of our library’s continued evolution.

Chardon Branch Renovation & Expansion

Improved Accessibility

Accessibility improvements to the entrances, restrooms, and throughout the branch.

Improved & Expanded Parking

Make it easier for patrons to access the building from their vehicles.

Modern Amenities

A focus on emerging technology, providing hands-on learning opportunities that inspire creativity and collaboration to the community.

Dedicated Quiet Spaces

Designed for quiet study and peaceful contemplation.

Enhanced Meeting Spaces

Increasing meeting spaces with modern technology to serve students and local businesses.

Improved Local History Services

Improved area for local history services.

Expanded Early Learning Spaces

Re-envisioned spaces for kids to participate in learning activities and storytimes. 

Building the Future

Welcome to our library’s page dedicated to informing the community about the exciting developments and improvements we are planning for our Chardon Branch. 

In 2017, Geauga County voters passed a $24 million bond issue to improve Geauga County Public Library Facilities. We promptly remodeled the Geauga West Branch and Middlefield Branch. We then moved on to build new library branches in Thompson and Bainbridge.

We are now directing our focus to improving library facilities and services for the Chardon Branch and community.

Our goal is to provide the Chardon community with a facility comparable to the rest of our library system including:

More meeting space, community rooms, and dedicated study space.

Improved amenities for families with children, including an interactive early literacy play area.

Dedicated quiet space for reading and working.

Additional local history and genealogy resources.

Renovating the Chardon Branch presents unique challenges due to space limitations. The Library Board acknowledged the need to expand services in 2016 when it purchased the land next to the Branch. However, if we plan to grow in our current location, we will need cooperation from our community partners, including the City of Chardon and the Chardon School Board.

Whether we expand and improve the current Branch or build in a new location, we are committed to creating a more inviting space that ensures the library will remain a valuable asset for generations. These enhancements will benefit the Chardon community in many ways:

Education: Supporting lifelong learning through better study environments and educational resources.

Community Building: Facilitating connections and collaborations by providing dedicated spaces for meetings, studying, and more.

Childhood Development: Fostering early literacy and a love for learning among children.

Heritage Preservation: Safeguarding our local history and genealogy for future generations.

We are committed to these improvements to ensure that our library remains a place of inspiration, knowledge, and connection for everyone in our community. Please stay tuned for updates on our progress, and feel free to provide your feedback and suggestions as we work together to build a better library for all. Thank you for being a part of our library’s continued evolution.

Chardon Branch Renovation & Expansion

Improved Accessibility

Accessibility improvements to the entrances, restrooms, and throughout the branch.

Improved & Expanded Parking

Make it easier for patrons to access the building from their vehicles.

Modern Amenities

A focus on emerging technology, providing hands-on learning opportunities that inspire creativity and collaboration to the community.

Dedicated Quiet Spaces

Designed for quiet study and peaceful contemplation.

Enhanced Meeting Spaces

Increasing meeting spaces with modern technology to serve students and local businesses.

Improved Local History Services

Improved area for local history services.

Expanded Early Learning Spaces

Re-envisioned spaces for kids to participate in learning activities and storytimes. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this project funded?

This project is funded by the 2017 Bond Issue and fiscally responsible stewardship of taxpayers’ assets.

When will the project start?

We will start the planning and development phase in 2024 with the goal of breaking ground in 2025.

Why are you changing the Chardon Branch?

Needs of the Community

The Chardon Branch has been a cornerstone of our community for years, but the demand for library resources and services has changed. The existing space needs to be improved to accommodate the needs of our community. Patrons visit the current location over 190,000 times yearly and check out 385,000 items. Our staff provides over 600 programs a year to 16,550 people. A new library will provide ample room for more books, technology, programming, and meeting space.

Outdated Facilities

Our existing library, though rich in history, is showing its age. The infrastructure, including HVAC systems, elevator, lighting, and accessibility, no longer meets modern comfort, safety, and efficiency standards. A new library will allow us to implement state-of-the-art systems and facilities to ensure a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.

Improved Systems & Technology

As technology advances, so does the way we access and consume information. A new library will offer modernized systems, including upgraded computer workstations, high-speed internet access, and digital resources, ensuring that we remain relevant in the digital age and offer you the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Will the Chardon Branch stay on the square?

The Library is working with community partners to determine the possibility of staying on the Square. Whether we expand and improve the current branch or build in a new location, we are committed to creating a more inviting space that ensures the library will remain a valuable asset for generations. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this project funded?

This project is funded by the 2017 Bond Issue and fiscally responsible stewardship of taxpayers’ assets.

When will the project start?

We will start the planning and development phase in 2024 with the goal of breaking ground in 2025.

Why are you changing the Chardon Branch?

Needs of the Community

The Chardon Branch has been a cornerstone of our community for years, but the demand for library resources and services has changed. The existing space needs to be improved to accommodate the needs of our community. Patrons visit the current location over 190,000 times yearly and check out 385,000 items. Our staff provides over 600 programs a year to 16,550 people. A new library will provide ample room for more books, technology, programming, and meeting space.

Outdated Facilities

Our existing library, though rich in history, is showing its age. The infrastructure, including HVAC systems, elevator, lighting, and accessibility, no longer meets modern comfort, safety, and efficiency standards. A new library will allow us to implement state-of-the-art systems and facilities to ensure a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.

Improved Systems & Technology

As technology advances, so does the way we access and consume information. A new library will offer modernized systems, including upgraded computer workstations, high-speed internet access, and digital resources, ensuring that we remain relevant in the digital age and offer you the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Will the Chardon Branch stay on the square?

The Library is working with community partners to determine the possibility of staying on the Square. Whether we expand and improve the current branch or build in a new location, we are committed to creating a more inviting space that ensures the library will remain a valuable asset for generations.