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Beyond the Bookshelves: Discover your library during National Library Month

Check out special events added to lineup

GENEVA – Your library is a place to discover and learn, to be entertained and informed – and so much more. With that in mind, we’ll take National Library Week in April and transform it into a month of events, displays and giveaways for our community to experience. Each week has a different theme:

Week of April 1 – Poetry

Week of April 8 – Jazz Appreciation, with a Geneva High School jazz combo concert scheduled from 4 to 4:30 p.m. April 15

Week of April 15 – Earth Day/Environmental Week, including our book swap at the Earth Day Celebration April 21 at Peck Farm

Week of April 22 – Money Smart Week

Week of April 29 – Stress Awareness/Laugh at Work

We encourage you to visit throughout the month to enjoy all your library offers.

Bounce and Rhyme

Our Bounce and Rhyme spring session is underway, offering music and movement for ages 3 and younger with a caregiver. Visit for days and times for this event. Be sure to check out our complete calendar with programs for adults, teens, middle schoolers, elementary school children and preschoolers.

New building update

The city of Geneva’s Plan Commission was scheduled to review and recommend the Geneva Public Library District’s application for a new building at 210 S. Sixth St. at its March 8 meeting. Get updates on our new building plans at Please contact us anytime at

The librarian recommends

Elementary School Services Librarian Jessica Parker recommends “Black Cat & White Cat” by Claire Garralon. “Black Cat lives in a white house and White Cat lives in a black house, which causes a problem in this board book perfect for the youngest readers. When the cats try to visit each other’s houses, whoosh, they disappear. Can the cats find a more colorful place to play?”

Paula Krapf is public relations and marketing manager for Geneva Public Library. The Beyond the Bookshelves column runs the third Thursday of each month. Feedback can be sent to

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