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UPCOMING EVENTS

Canceled
Thu, Apr 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Geneva Public Library District

Canceled
Thu, Apr 02, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Geneva Public Library District

Thu, Apr 23, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Geneva Public Library District

Canceled
Sun, Apr 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Riverside Receptions

Wed, May 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Geneva Public Library District

Wed, May 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Peck Farm Orientation Barn

Thu, May 28, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Geneva Public Library District

Thu, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Geneva Public Library District

INTRODUCING: GPLD CONNECTS

While we’re staying safe in our homes we look forward to seeing you online, where you can receive a variety of Library-approved services designed to educate, inform, entertain, and more! Go to gpld.org/gpld-connects to learn more.

LATEST NEWS

We're preparing for our move to the new library, and we've extended due dates until May so you can enjoy your books and Library materials without any disruption.


Check back at gpld.org/announcements for the latest news about our upcoming move and closure.

New Building FAQ
    • We hope to wrap up construction in the spring of 2020.

    • Once construction is complete, there are several steps we must perform before we can move to the new library, including reviewing the punch list, undergoing inspections, installing furniture and shelving, setting up the network, tagging the collection, and packing at the current library to prepare for the move.

    • The moving date will depend on the timeframe required for the punch lists, inspections, and installations.

    • We will close, but dates are not yet set for our move or opening day.

    • The opening day will be determined at a later date.

    • There is a public bidding process required, and the date is still to be determined since it is based on the Library's move to 227 S. Seventh St.

    • We're honoring our commitment to taxpayers to keep the cost to approximately $100 per year for the owner of a $300,000 market value home.

    • We have a robust plan that includes planting approximately 70 trees, 40 shrubs, and ornamental grasses. We will also plant lilac shrubs, which were once featured prominently at the former Sixth Street school. Lilacs are also a feature at 127 James St., so planting lilacs at the new library continues the tradition.

    • Yes, and we're working on finding the perfect new home for him!

    • We will offer vending options in the new library for your convenience, and we encourage you to visit the great coffee shops in town. Cocoa Bean is one block away from the new library on Seventh Street, and Graham's Coffeehouse is approximately three blocks away.

    • Yes, we have an intergovernmental agreement with Geneva Park District to ensure a playground remains on the site. The park district held a public meeting in September to select the playground design for Sixth and Franklin streets. The start date for installation will be determined later. See the plans at  https://www.genevaparks.org/_pdf/Library-Park-2020.pdf  

    • Yes, we'll have a Quiet Reading Room on the second floor, a bright, sunny space with comfortable seating. At the other end of the second floor, we'll have the Collaboration Zone, with booths, and tables for groups or individuals where they are free to talk. We'll have additional active and passive spaces throughout the new library for you to enjoy.

    • Yes, we'll have a used book corner for our Friends of Geneva Library to sell books year-round, and they will still hold their annual sales.

    • While we do have to prepare for our move, we also have plenty of programs for all ages to enjoy. See our upcoming schedule at gpld.org/events.

    • We post regular updates to gpldnewbuilding.org and our Facebook Page.