CANCELED! August 6: Theater on the Lawn

July 31, 2012

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the performance of The Three Musketeers by The Carriage Place Players (presented by Grandview Parks & Recreation) on the Library Lawn on Monday, August 6, from 7-8 pm, has been canceled.

We apologize for the inconvenience. This is no reschedule date.

Update your voter registration today

July 11, 2012

Election officials across Ohio and the League of Women Voters of Ohio are urging citizens: Don’t wait, register to vote or update your voter registration today!

“This year is a unique year for elections in Ohio,” said Llyn McCoy, President of the Ohio Association of Election Officials. “The Ohio Secretary of State will be sending each registered voter in the state an application to vote by mail (absentee). However, our county boards of elections must have voters’ current registration information in order to ensure voters receive their application.”
Voters need to have up-to-date information on file with their local board of elections prior to July 31, when all 88 counties will be submitting their voter rolls to the state to aid in the mailing. While a second mailing will be made closer to the election, voters can ensure that they receive a timely absentee ballot application by updating their registration prior to July 31, 2012.
The 2012 General Election takes place Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
“We want to urge every single voter to update their voter registration – and please don’t wait; do it now,” said Carrie Davis, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio.
In 2006, Ohio law changed to allow every registered voter to vote by mail; previously, voters needed an excuse to vote absentee. In addition to being convenient, voting by mail also reduces the risk of a voter casting a ballot in the wrong precinct and not having it counted. If a voter chooses to vote by mail, the correct precinct ballot is automatically mailed to them. Voters will only receive a vote-by-mail application if their voter registration is current.
“Having clean voter rolls is essential to running good elections, and we are asking for every voter to help us with this task,” said McCoy. “Having up-to-date voter information not only helps us at the board of elections, it makes it easier for eligible voters to cast their ballot and be confident that it will be counted.”

Exercise your right to vote!

Get your forms at the Grandview Library, available at the Circulation desk:

Learn about statewide issues and get voter information from:

Questions? Call Reference at 614-481-3776.

Image from The Grandview Library’s exclusive local archive “Standing in the back of the Voter Registration Bus, Jim Musselman encourages listeners to register to vote.” Columbus, Ohio. October 8, 1984. Photographer: Tom Wilcox, Columbus Citizen-Journal. (photohio on Facebook)

7/10: Morris Dancers perform special show

July 9, 2012

See a special early show before Tuesday’s Music on the Lawn concert with The Apple-Bottom Gang.

Come early at 6:45 pm for lively traditional English dances by the Olentangy Motley Morris Dancers, featuring Library staff member Sylvia Thomas!

Then, at 7:30 pm, enjoy a fun concert with a great band!

7/7: Special “Keep Cool” Movie Day for kids!

July 6, 2012


Kids, cool down at the Library!

Beat the summer heat by catching a movie at the Library on Saturday, July 7, from 10:15 am-noon.

Bring snacks and drinks for a fun G-rated movie with your friends.

It’s a great way to stay cool & have fun!

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

June’s pizza winners

July 6, 2012

Announcing the June winners of Checkout Champion, a monthly contest featuring Donatos prizes for checking out the most Grandview Library items:

  • In the Kids category, Nicole Clayton wins a large, single-item Donatos pizza and a $10 Donatos gift card. Nicole checked out 186 items in June.
  • In the Adult category, Anne Dukat wins a medium signature Donatos pizza and a $5 Donatos gift card. Anne checked out 203 items in June.

Thanks to Donatos for the terrific prizes.

Who will be the next Checkout Champions? It could be you!