5th Annual Howlin’ Halloween

Halloween_20151029_girlsMake the library one of your Beggars Night stops on Tuesday, October 31, from 6-8 pm!

Stop by the library for treats, costume contests, and pictures with your scariest friends. Plus, visit with Rosie the Comfort Dog.

Costume contests for all ages will be held at three different times: 6:30 pm, 7 pm, and 7:30 pm. Winners will receive a prize from Members First Pathways Financial Credit Union.

Co-presented with Grandview Parks & Recreation.

10/21: Pumpkin Run affects library traffic

pumpkin runThe 39th Annual Great Pumpkin Run 5K race will take place Saturday, October 21, at 9 am.

The race is presented by the City of Grandview Heights and Grandview Parks & Recreation.

Streets surrounding the library will be affected.

  • Although First Avenue (the library’s street) will not be closed to traffic, it will be restricted from 8:30-10:30 am.
  • Motorists should expect delays along the race route, which will yield to runners.
  • Both library parking lots will remain open.

Call Circulation at 614-486-2951 with any questions about directions to the library.

Enjoy the race!

GHPL Mobile Exhibits

The Grandview Heights Public Library has launched a new exhibit project that combines wonder, engagement, and learning with all-in-one, interactive mobile kiosks for all ages.

GHPL Mobile Exhibits are compact, museum-quality kiosks featuring:

  • Showcases for artifacts and specimens
  • Engaging, educational visuals
  • Craft table for all ages
  • Interactive touchscreen
  • Book displays

The project is funded with private money by the Grandview Heights Public Library Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to raise private funds to ensure the long-term financial security of the library and enhance its services to serve the community.  Recent Foundation projects include the GHPL PopUp Library and WiFi in Grandview Parks.

The library will collaborate with museums and institutions to provide dynamic, educational content for themed exhibitions that support Ohio’s Learning Standards from the Ohio Department of Education.

In its inaugural collaboration, the library has partnered with the Museum of Biological Diversity at The Ohio State University to present Natural Wonders, a series of exhibitions featuring specimens and educational content from the museum.

The first exhibition of this series, entitled Skeletons, Disguises, and Creatures of the Night, features three interactive kiosks at the library during business hours through December 1, 2017. Museum specimens on display include bats, fish, birds, and insects.

Visit ghpl.org for upcoming exhibits and future exhibitions and partnerships.