In observance of Thanksgiving

640px-Pumpkin_PieIn observance of Thanksgiving, all branches of the Guernsey County Public Library will close at 5:30pm tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 25). The Crossroads and Byesville branches will reopen Saturday, Nov. 28 at 9am. All branches will resume normal hours Monday, Nov. 30 at 9am.

Mound Builders Presentation


11:00 AM
Presented by Michael Burk

Friends of the Library hosts a lecture by Michael Burk, who will present aspects of the Grave Creek Mound that are not obvious or seen by the normal observer. A projection is made that the mound is part of a larger complex for a civilization that was in this valley more than 2300 years ago. The essence of this lecture will be connected to a few literature sources that collectively contribute to presenting a clearer picture of the prehistoric culture. The resources, like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, interconnect to create an image that can help us imagine what parts of that culture might have been like. For more information call 489-5163.

Bring a Brown Bag Lunch & Join Us
Cookies & Drinks Provided

Yesterday’s Library


Does the word “library” bring this image to mind? Today’s information resource consists of so much more! Stop by one of the public Library’s three branches to see what’s available. You may be surprised at what you find.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

“Take the Challenge” by participating in 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, a program that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1,000 books with their young children from birth to age 5 before they enter kindergarten.

Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help build language skills, cultivate an extensive vocabulary, and improve attention spans and listening skills-important tools for beginning to learn to read in kindergarten.

By reading an average of 10 books each week, you’ll be done in just two years. Read 3 books per day, and you’ll finish in under a year.

Packets are available at any of our locations and they include everything you need to get started!

Featured Resource: Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success

Home_pg_welcome[1]Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success provides resources to boost basic workplace and job search skills, and prepare job seekers for advanced occupational training. Work at your own pace while you refresh your skill set or prepare for a new career.


  • Improve key workplace skills such as business writing and presentation proficiencies
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  • Improve or learn computer and internet skills
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  • Improve or refresh basic skills in reading, writing and math
  • Prepare for the GED exam