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See the new library take shape!

There's a lot of interior work underway at the new Geneva Public Library at 227 S. Seventh St. 

Visit for our latest update!

We hope to wrap up construction in the spring of 2020. This view shows the Reading Rotunda, a quiet reading space on the upper level, and looks into Information and Reader Services on the second floor.

School's out...

But we'll be open, and we've got plenty going on Feb. 27 (half day) and Feb. 28 (no school). See our calendar at

Upcoming events.

Adult programs

Friday Morning Book Discussion
Feb. 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Foreign Film Sunday
Feb. 23 at 1 p.m.
Needlecrafters Night
March 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Banned Book Club
March 4 at 7 p.m.
How DNA Can Help Your Genealogy Research
March 5 at 7 p.m.

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Kids programs

Mini Make-It Market Craft
& Coloring Page

(All ages)
Offered daily; changes each week
Baby and Toddler Storytime
(Birth-24 months with a caregiver)
Feb. 21, March 6 at 9:30 or 10 a.m.
Baby Playdate
(Birth-2 years old)
Feb. 26, March 4 at 9:30 a.m.
2 & 3 Year-Old Storytime
Feb. 27 at 9:15 a.m.; March 2 at 9:30 or 10 a.m.
Family Storytime
(All ages)
Feb. 27 at 10 a.m.
LEGO Free Build
(Grades K-5)
Feb. 27 at 12 p.m.
Puzzles and Ciphers
(Elementary School)
Feb. 27 at 12 p.m.
St. Patrick's Day STEAM
(Grades K-2)
Feb. 28 at 1 p.m.
(Grades 3-5)
Feb. 28 at 2 p.m.
Smarty Pants Presents The Big Balloon Show
Feb. 29 at 10:30 a.m.
(Ages 6 and under with a caregiver)
March 5 at 3:30 p.m.

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The Big Balloon Show!

Join Smarty Pants and Geneva Public Library for the world-famous Big Balloon Show on Saturday, Feb. 29! Tickets are now available for GPLD cardholders; stop by the Library to pick them up.

Showtime is 10:30 a.m., and you'll experience a one-of-a-kind vaudeville-style stage production featuring magic, all-ages comedy, interactive storytelling, and of course, Smarty’s award-winning, larger-than-life balloon props. He'll even climb inside the world's largest eight foot balloon!

Note: This program will take place at the Geneva Park District's Sunset Community Center, 710 Western Ave. Learn more by clicking here.

Map Roses
Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.

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Down to DIY: Origami Gift Boxes
Feb. 24 at 4 p.m.
Interview and Resume Workshop
March 6 at 3:45 p.m.
Teen Job and Volunteen Fair
March 7 at 2 p.m.

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Middle School Movie-making
Feb. 26 at 5 p.m.
Dungeons and Dragons
Feb. 28 at 3 p.m.

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The Librarian Recommends.
The Silence of the Girls
By Pat Barker

This retelling of the Illiad gives forgotten women a voice. Told from the point of view of Briseis, once a queen but now a slave to the hero Achilles, the story illustrates the brutality and cost of survival in war.

Visit for more.

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  Collections Coordinator Gail Conrath
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