Byesville Branch Focus Group

The Guernsey County District Public Library requests the honor of your participation in a “resident focus group”. In order to better serve community needs, a discussion of the services and materials provided by the Byesville Branch will be held. Suggestions and input would be appreciated. The possibility of future building renovation will be discussed. Please plan to attend, visit with neighbors and share your thoughts.

  • WHEN:     Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 10:30am until noon
  • WHERE:   Byesville Branch, 100 Glass Ave., Byesville OH
  • WHO:        Village residents and branch patrons

Those interested but unable to attend may share thoughts with the Director via this website or by calling 740-432-7536.

Summer Reading 2017 Schedule of Events

Weekly 2 1/2 -Kindergarten AND 1st-5th Grade Classes

Wednesdays  1:00-2:00pm (Sorry, AM classes are full)

June 21st, June 28th, July 5th, and July 12th

Registration is required. Click here to sign up.

Register and attend for opportunities to win cool prizes!!

Visit our library, find our mascot Boscoe and check out his weekly activities.


Remember, Summer Reading is an easy way to prevent the “Summer Slide”.

Kick-Off Week Activities:

June 12  

Little Listeners Storytime, 2 1/2 yrs. old-kindergarten, 10:00-10:45am

Reader’s Theatre Auditions, 1st-5th grade, 1:00-3:00pm. When registering you must be available for all 3 dates. Registration is required. Click Here to sign up

June 13   

Kids Zumba Dance Party, Pre-K-3rd grade, 1:00pm

June 14

Pop Art with Michael Albert, K-12th grade, 1:00-3:00pm

A fun and interactive program with books, art, and a cool collage craft. Registration is required. Click here to sign up. Limited to 50 children.

June 16       

Reader’s Theatre Practice. 1:00-3:00pm

Other Activities:

June 19

Reader’s Theatre Performance, 6:30pm

June 22     

Babytime Storytime, Birth-2 1/2 yrs. old, 10:00-10:30am

June 26     

Lego Builders Family Program, 6:00-7:00pm

June 29     

Babytime Storytime, 10:00-10:30am

Build a Better World with 4-H, K-5th grade, 1:00-2:00pm. Join Leslie Jirles as she presents a fun and interactive program. Registration is required. Click here to sign up.

July 6    

Babytime Storytime, Birth-2 1/2 yrs. old, 10:00-10:30am

K-5th grade, STEAM and 3D Printer Program, 1:00-2:00pm Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Activities. Registration is required. Click here to sign up.

July 10      

Save Our Planet: Recycle Family Program, 6:30-7:30pm. Learn how to “Build a Better World” by recycling.

July 11       

Lego Builders @ Byesville Library, 2:00-3:30pm

July 13            

Beekeeping 101, K-5th grade, 1:00-2:00pm. Attend this program and learn interesting facts about bees.

July 18          

Little Listeners Storytime, 2 1/2-K, @ Cardinal Place, 10:00am. Join us and share summer fun with the residents.

July 19        

Summer Reading Finale with Juggler Matt Jergens, 10:45am @ the Cambridge City Park Large Pavilion.

All of these events are held at the Crossroads Branch unless otherwise stated.

Register in person, by telephone, or here online, starting on May 30th!!


Scholastic Book Fair-Monday, June 26-Thursday,

June 29th-Crossroads Branch

Monday, 12:00-7:30pm, Tuesday, 12:00-7:30pm

Wednesday, 11:00-11:45am and 2:00-5:00pm

Thursday, 10:00am -5:00pm

Journal Jambalaya

Do you keep a journal? Would you like to start a journal?  Come to our monthly journal workshop and discover different types of journaling and learn easy ways to energize your journal pages with paint, stamping and collage techniques.  Each session will also feature various prompts, or ideas to inspire your journal writing.

WHEN: Fourth Monday of each month beginning June 26th at 6:30pm.

WHERE: Crossroads Branch, 63500 Byesville Rd. Cambridge OH large meeting room

Space is limited and preregistration is required. Please call the Main Branch 740-432-5946 to register.


Great News in regards to using the hoopla service via your Guernsey County Public Library Card…

We have recently doubled your allotted amount of monthly checkouts from 10 to 20! For a limited time, you can enjoy over six hundred thousand titles, from six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks , eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels. All in one location, from your computer, tablet or Smartphone!

Remember when using hoopla, there are no hold lists, no extra apps or accounts needed or special steps to use it.

This offer is only available during the months of June, July and August!

Not a current hoopla user? To register for and enjoy hoopla digital for free with your library card, please download the hoopla digital app from your Apple or Google Play store on your mobile device. If you are using a computer, you may visit: For more information or should you have questions, please visit or call us or see more details on our website:

Thank you for being a loyal library cardholder of Guernsey County Public Library!