August Eclipse

On Monday, August 21st, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible to the continental United States for the first time in 40 years. It will only be visible on a narrow track stretching across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. We are in the area where, weather permitting, only a partial eclipse will be visible. It is dangerous to look at even a partial eclipse without protecting your eyes.

Our library has been chosen to be a distribution point for eclipse glasses by the Space Science Institute! They are available at all 3 library locations. Please, only 10 pair per person, unless previously arranged with the children’s librarian. We will be holding a program on the day of the eclipse-details to come.

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!