April 4-8: Library card required

From April 4-8, our computer system will experience some service disruptions as new members are added to the Central Library Consortium (CLC).

During this time:

  • Grandview Library patrons will need their Grandview Library card to check out items at the Grandview Library.
  • Account information and item holds through our catalog will be unavailable.
  • We will not be able to check in items, place holds, renew items, or pay fines. No items will be due during this time.
  • Delivery of consortium items may experience delays during this time.
  • WIFI and Internet computers at the Library will be available.

All CLC library systems (including new members) will be offline during this time.

We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to welcoming new libraries to the consortium and offering patrons access to more than 4 million items!

Herb & Vegetable Plant Sale


It’s the 2nd Annual Herb & Vegetable Plant Sale, presented from the Friends of the Grandview Library.

Purchase some today and enjoy an abundance of delicious, healthy food this summer while helping the Library!

  • $3.50 each or $32 for 10-pack (you can mix and match).
  • Prepayment required. Orders must be received by Tuesday, April 15. Pay by cash or check (payable to: Friends of the Grandview Library) at the Circulation desk along with your order form (PDF). Orders without payment will not be processed.
  • Pick-up day is Saturday, May 10, from 10 am-2 pm, on the Library Lawn. No extra plants will be for sale this day.
  • Questions? Contact Friends member Tracy Garrett at 614-488-4758 or email mtbuckets@aol.com.

Herbs (in three-inch pots)

  • Basil – Lemon
  • Basil – Sweet
  • Chives
  • Cilantro-Coriander
  • Dill
  • Lavender – Provence
  • Lemon Grass
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Mint – Mojito
  • Mint – Peppermint
  • Mint – Spearmint
  • Oregano – Hot & Spicy
  • Oregano – Italian
  • Parsley – Curled
  • Parsley – Italian Flat Leaf
  • Rosemary – Arp
  • Rosemary – Tuscan Blue
  • Sage – Common
  • Sage – Purple
  • Stevia
  • Tarragon – French
  • Thyme – Lemon
  • Thyme – French Summer

Vegetables (in four-inch pots)

  • Cucumbers – Burpless Supreme
  • Cucumbers – Bush
  • Cucumbers – Straight Eight
  • Eggplant – Black Beauty
  • Onion Sets (75 count)
  • Peppers – California Wonder
  • Peppers – Jalapeno
  • Peppers – Orange Bell
  • Peppers – Poblano
  • Peppers – Sweet Banana
  • Pumpkin – Howdin
  • Strawberries – Sparkle Springbare
  • Squash – Straight Neck Yellow
  • Tomato – Amish Paste
  • Tomato – Beefsteak
  • Tomato – Brandywine Red
  • Tomato – Burpee Big Boy
  • Tomato – Early Girl
  • Tomato – La Roma 3 Red
  • Tomato – Lemon Cherry

4.5 million items and growing


On April 9, Bexley Public Library, London Public Library, and Upper Arlington Public Library will join the Central Library Consortium (CLC), offering patrons more than 4.5 million items!

The CLC is a collaboration among 14 Central Ohio library systems, including the Grandview Library*. Benefits include:

  • Cost and resource sharing among libraries
  • Patrons can request items from any member libraries’ collections
  • Faster delivery of library materials

Join us in welcoming these new member libaries and enjoy access to more materials!

 The Grandview Library is a founding CLC member and the Administering Library. The CLC was founded in 1988, funded by an LSTA grant written in part by the Grandview Library, and was among the first in Ohio to institute daily delivery among the members to share materials and to do cooperative licensing of databases. 
NOTE: April 4-8:

  • Account information and item holds through our catalog will be unavailable, as we add new member libraries to our computer system.
  • Grandview Library patrons will need their Grandview Library card to check out items at the Grandview Library.
  • We will not be able to check in items, place holds, renew items, or pay fines. No items will be due during this time.
  • Delivery of consortium items may experience delays during this time.
  • WIFI and Internet computers at the Library will be available.

Library seeks Volunteer Coordinator

The Grandview Heights Public Library is seeking an outgoing & enthusiastic full-time Volunteer Coordinator for our Circulation Department.

This position will coordinate and maintain all aspects of the Library’s Volunteer Program as well as work at the Circulation desk. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION (PDF).

Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and three references by email to arich@ghpl.org or by mail to: Anne Richards, Circulation Services Manager, Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 West First Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43212.

Application deadline is March 24, 2014.

Library info for Saturday’s Lazy Daze


The 21st Annual Lazy Daze of Summer Festival is Saturday, July 26, from 11 am-6 pm!

Once again, the Festival will feature juried crafts, food, music, and more on the lawn and streets surrounding the Library, and is presented by theGrandview Heights/Marble Cliff Arts Council.

Below are details about street closings, Library parking lot closings & hours, entertainment schedule, and more:

  • A portion of First Avenue (between Fairview & Ashland Avenues) and Oakland Avenue will be closed to traffic.
  • The parking lot near the Library lawn, and the auxiliary parking lot at Oakland & First Avenues, will be closed for festival use.
  • The Library will be open 10 am-6 pm (instead of 5 pm) on this day.
  • Don’t miss the Friends of the Library’s Paperback & AV Sale from 11 am-5 pm inside the Library!

For more information about the festival, please contact the Arts Council.

For information about the Library, call Circulation at 614-486-2951.

Enjoy this year’s Lazy Daze!

Get ready for the Lazy Daze of Summer

Applications are now available for the 21st Annual Lazy Daze of Summer Festival!

Presented by the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Arts Council, the festival features juried crafts, food, music, kids activities, silent auction, and more. Admission & parking are free. The festival typically attracts 3,000-5,000 attendees.

In addition to festival applications, the Arts Council is welcoming additional sponsorship at all levels, as well as new Arts Council members and new volunteers.

Thank you for supporting this outstanding summer festival in our community!

Get printable PDF forms for:

More information: 

Lazy Daze is presented by the GH/MC Arts Council, in cooperation with the City of Grandview Heights, the Grandview Library, and Destination Grandview

Get tax forms and instruction booklets

Tax Day is Tuesday, April 15, 2014!

Get tax forms and instruction booklets in Reference, on the second floor of the Library. Call Reference at 614-481-3776 for current form availability.
You can also find tax information online through the Library’s Research Databases.