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Library News


Book Club Bash Was a Blast

September 14 2023

On Sunday, September 10th, over 60 community members gathered at the Library for the annual Book Club Bash. This fun event is a great way to learn about exciting new releases and to share some of your book club’s favorite picks. This year, the Good Book Fairy, Lauren Margolin, was on hand to share some of her top choices. Attendees also learned about the many ways the Library can help book clubs. If you’d like to learn more for your own book club, a great place to start is on our Book Club Favorites page. 

New Sculpture Coming Soon

September 12 2023

The Library is delighted to announce the plans for Hortus, a new public art piece commissioned with generous funding from the Dudley D. and Delores R. Malone Family Foundation. The sculpture will be placed in their namesake Memorial Garden on the north entrance of the building.  

Hortus is the work of artist Joshua Enck, a St. Charles native, now living and working in Rochester, New York. Enck’s design was chosen unanimously by the selection committee, from among over twenty submissions by artists across the country. The sculpture will be fully installed later this fall.

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Celebrating the End of Summer Challenge

August 14 2023

This summer, over 2,100 individuals took the Challenge and joined us in reading and using their Library! We celebrated the end of this year’s Summer Challenge with two fun-filled events, an all-ages Carnival Party and a Teen End-of-Summer-Challenge Party. 

The Carnival Party took place July 31st at Library Park and featured giant games, fun challenges, prizes, sweet treats, and more. 

Our teen readers celebrated on August 3rd with a party planned by some of our Teen Volunteers, which included video games, board games, a pencil case-painting craft, and a waffle bar! 

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Summer Challenge a success! We hope you will continue to enjoy all the great programs, events, and books your library has to offer. 

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The Big Picture of US

July 26 2023

Visit the lobby gallery between July and September to view our latest exhibition The Big Picture of US featuring the work of artists Claudia Canon and Katherine Kratzer. This show is presented in partnership with the Geneva Foundation for the Arts.

“Paper is the language we choose to tell a story about what matters to us. Nature is beautiful, powerful, and ever evolving. By manipulating paper into themes of nature, we explore both the problems and the possibilities of our world.” --Claudia Canon and Katherine Kratzer
Guided Ramblings Display

Everyone is Welcome!

July 11 2023

The Library Board of Trustees recently adopted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy outlining the Library's commitment to creating a welcoming environment where everyone can succeed. View the full statement here on our website.
Guided Ramblings Display

Inner Experiences Exhibition

June 2nd - July 22nd

The Geneva Public Library, in partnership with the Geneva Foundation for the Arts, hosts the exhibition Inner Experiences, featuring the work of Chicago-based artist Dimitri Pavlotsky.

Pavlotsky explores the figure by creating interior emotional landscapes. The direction of his prolific art practice has evolved from a thirst for whimsy and self-expression, and as a reaction to his previous academic training and successful career in architecture.

The exhibition is on view in the Library’s lobby gallery.

New Website

Welcome to our New Website

The GPLD team has been hard at work to bring our patrons a new, user-friendly website that takes a mobile first approach and a design that reflects our incredibe new building. If you have questions or need help navigating our new site, stop by the Library where we would be happy to help you.

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Library of Things

We have a new collection for you to check out. Your Library of Things is full of non-traditional items that allow you to save money by borrowing items you don’t use all the time or want to try. Check out technology equipment and tools to capture the moment. Relax with a new puzzle. Entertain guests with a karaoke machine or board game. Utilize new tools to expand your business and be your most creative and productive self.

Browse this collection online or visit the second floor to see what is available. We have items for you to check out for use in the Library and to go. 

Guided Ramblings Display

Guided Ramblings Exhibition

Geneva Public Library and the Geneva Foundation for the Arts are proud to present Guided Ramblings, an exhibition of artwork created by Geneva High School AP and Advanced Photography students.

The show will be on display in the lobby gallery of the Library from April 27 through May 26.

There will be an artists’ reception in the lobby gallery on Friday, May 5 from 7-8:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.