Handmade cardinal ornaments


Honor someone special with a Remembrance Tree ornament.

Purchase an ornament in honor or in memory of someone special, and help decorate the Grandview Library’s Remembrance Tree, located in our Atrium during the holidays.
This year’s felt cardinal ornaments were designed & handmade by Grandview resident Nancy Kukla!
The minimum donation is $15. Use this form (PDF) or pick one up in the Atrium.
Please consider a donation to the annual Remembrance Tree campaign to honor or remember someone special during the holiday season.

We truly appreciate the great support the Grandview Library receives from you!

Questions? Call Connie Frecker at 614-486-2954.

Buying on Amazon? Use this link!

Use www.ghpl.org/amazon when you buy anything on Amazon.com, 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—especially during the holiday season!

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

NEW EVENTS: December 2012-May 2013


Join us for fascinating talks, great workshops, live music, and fun for all ages at the Grandview Library!

Find out what’s happening December 2012—May 2013.



  • The Grandview Singers
    Grandview Heights High School choral holiday show, directed by Andrew Grega.
  • Central Ohio Harp Organization
    Seasonal favorites, Celtic music, and other great selections.
  • Jack Wilce
    Masterful fingerstyle guitarist; part of late 1960s California music scene; recorded with David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Gram Parsons, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Elliott Randall, and others.
  • Canned Goods
    Early American jazz & blues played on ukulele, banjo, musical saw, and other unique instruments.
  • Ryan Skinner
    21-string West African harp (kora) with Toumani Diabaté student/OSU professor/children’s author-illustrator.
  • Jim Lynch & Charlie Bleak
    Guitar duo featuring Lynch (The Conspiracy Band, Sam & Dave Revue, National Rock Opera Touring Company).
  • Cowboy Bob & JoJo
    Acoustic country with Bob Hummel (formerly of The Rainbow Canyon Band) and his wife.



Library receives Architectural Award

The Grandview Heights Public Library has been awarded a 2012 Architectural Design Award by the Grandview Area Chamber of Commerce.

A jury of five architects and landscape architects selected the Library for the Hall of Fame category, which recognizes existing structures built prior to 2002.
This category focuses on the positive effect of the building on the community through its aesthetic attributes and its contribution to the cultural, business, artistic, and education well-being of the community.
The awards program honors architectural design excellence in the Grandview Heights, Marble Cliff, Clinton Township, and Fifth by Northwest Columbus areas.
The Grandview Library is proud to receive this award and is honored to be the place where the community truly connects.

Thank you to the Chamber and selection committee!

Visit Reference for a special kiosk celebrating this year’s winners. You’ll see a slide show of photographs & information recognizing five award-winning structures.

One of America’s best libraries—again!

Library Journal has recognized the Grandview Heights Public Library as the best public library in America in its category—for the second consecutive time.

This also marks the fifth consecutive time the Grandview Library has received five stars from the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service, a national rating of public libraries, since the ratings began. (Only 30 libraries have received five stars five times in all categories.)

The index identifies 262 “star” libraries (out of  7,570 public libraries) in its America’s Star Libraries 2012. It is based on 2010 data from the IMLS—circulation, visits, program attendance and Internet use, each per capita.

Your continued support has made the Grandview Library one of the best public libraries in the country! Thank you!

In addition to the Grandview Library, four other Franklin County library systems received star ratings:

Learn about our Library Journal five-star ratings in: 20112010, and 2009 (Round One and Two).

Learn about our Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings Top 10 rankings in: 2010 (#3), 2009 (#4), and 2008 (#9).
Questions? Call Administration at 614-486-2954.

Library levy passes!


Voters passed a 2.5-mill replacement levy with 79 percent (unofficial) of the vote.

Thank you for your support! We are thrilled, relieved, and humbled.

Food Drive: Nov 21-Dec 11

Help us help others this holiday season!

The Grandview Library is a drop-off location for food items for the Salvation Army Food Drive, which uses the donated food to fill its annual Christmas Cheer Boxes.

Drop your canned or non-perishable food items in the bin inside the parking lot doors November 21—December 11.

Your donation will help make the holidays brighter for local families.

Thank you for your generosity!