Buying on Amazon? Help the Library for free

January 25, 2012

Use when you buy anything on, and help the Library—at no cost to you!

The Library receives a percentage of the sales from your purchases whenever you use the link.

Bookmark it!

It’s a free & easy way to earn extra money for the Library!

NOTE: Outside of the special web address, the Amazon page will not indicate that you are on a special page that helps the Library.

NOTE: This previously advertised link will still work:

Extreme Makeover: Dollhouse Edition

January 20, 2012

The dollhouse in Youth Services has a new look!

Thank you to Grandview resident & artist Mike Dexter (pictured), who painted & refurbished it in his workshop. It looks great!

Thank you to former staff & current volunteer Ruth Sloan (pictured), whose father made it for his library on the East Coast in 1974. When she offered to donate it to our Library more than 20 years ago, we said yes!

The house is popular with both boys & girls, and can be found in the toy area.

Enjoy the new & improved dollhouse!

Questions? Call Youth Services at 614-481-3778.

New online video storybooks for kids

January 19, 2012

Kids, check out these new online resources!
  • BookFlix—Scholastic’s collection classic stories on video with nonfiction eBooks, to help young fiction readers discover new reading possibilities with nonfiction. For pre-kindergarten through third grade.
  • TrueFlix—Great nonfiction eBooks for the young researcher. For grades 3-6.
Give them a try!

Don’t forget to check out Tumble Books Library (online animated, talking picture books) from our Digital Library, plus other fun & educational online resources for kids.
Questions? Call Youth Services at 614-481-3778.

FREADING: New e-book service

January 6, 2012

Download thousands of e-books from the Grandview Library’s newest

  • Download Freading e-books onto a variety of compatible devices, including e-readers, smartphones,  tablets, and computers.
  • Get access to all titles—no holds or waiting lists.
  • For PC, Mac, or eReader device (Nook, Nook Touch, Sony eReader), you will need to download and install Adobe Digital Editions software onto your computer (available on Freading’s website).
    • For tablet or multi-functional device (iPad, iPod Touch, Nook Tablet, Samsung Galaxy), you will need to download an app (download from your device: Apple here, Android here).
  • Access to these e-books is controlled by tokens. Each user is given a weekly allotment of six tokens, which are redeemed to borrow books. Each e-book download requires 1-4 tokens, and checks out for two weeks. Renewals for the newest titles cost one download token, but older books renew for no cost. Unused tokens rollover to the next week, but all tokens reset to six again every month.
  • Learn more at Freading FAQ.

Visit our Digital Library for our other e-book service Digital Downloads.

Get help from our Reference staff with 1-on-1 eReader Help.

Download free mp3s (to keep!) from Sony’s huge catalog with Freegal.

Checkout Champs eat more pizza

January 5, 2012

The more items you check out in 2012, the better chance you have of becoming a Checkout Champion—and winning prizes from Donatos!

Every month this year, each patron’s check-outs* will be totaled, and the two (one adult and one kid age 17 & under) with the most check-outs will win.

One winner receives:

  • One free, large single-topping pizza
  • $10 gift card
  • coupon book

The other winner receives:

  • One free, medium signature pizza
  • $5 gift card
  • coupon book

You can win more than once a year. Thanks to Donatos for the terrific prizes.

Good luck!

Learn about our Circulation Policies.

*Contest includes books, magazines, CDs, DVDs & audiobooks; it does not include eResources from our Digital Library.

FEB 18: Book Bash, Mardi Gras-style

January 3, 2012

It’s a Mardi Gras party at the Library after hours!

The third Book Bash—presented by the GHPL Foundation to benefit the Grandview Library Endowment Fund—takes place on Saturday, February 18, from 7-10 pm.

This year’s theme celebrates the spirit of New Orleans with King Cake, Mardi Gras masks, beads, raffle, music, food & drink, and more.

RSVP today and laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll)!

  • MUSIC by Dean Marcellana & Clave Sonic, performing a jazzy twist on Cajun music.
    • Beer, wine, and soda.
    • One complimentary beverage.

    • You could win one of 40 great prizes from local businesses.

    • Couple $75 in advance, $85 at door.
    • Individual $40 in advance, $45 at door.
    • All Book Bash donations are tax deductible.
    • Advance registration deadline: February 12.

  • RSVP & PAY

    1. RSVP: with names of attendee(s)
    2. PAY
      • by PayPal: Click the button below
      • by check: Deliver checks (payable to “GLEF”) & include name of attendee(s) to the Library Circulation desk, or mail them to: Book Bash, 1685 W. First Ave., Columbus OH 43212.

This year’s Book Bash is sponsored by O’Malley Real Estate (1243 Grandview Avenue, 614-486-0400), Mohr Wealth Managementand a host of community businesses contributing raffle prizes. Thank you!



2012 Book Bash co-sponsors Ron Mohr of Mohr Wealth Management (left) and Michael Allardyce of O’Malley Real Estate.