JOB: Adult Services Librarian

2008_0606_library_Front2The Grandview Heights Public Library is seeking an Adult Services Librarian to join a service-oriented team.

In addition to traditional library services, the successful candidate will advance library initiatives, evaluate digital products, and train staff and patrons on use of the library’s digital resources.

* If you have Adobe (free) on your computer:

  • Download the Employment Application (fillable PDF) to your desktop.
  • Complete application and save it by clicking on the printer icon.
  • Under “Destination,” click on “Save as PDF.”
  • Attach PDF file to email.

GHPL Foundation’s Annual Campaign

remembrance_tree_ornament_2017_3Love your library?

Consider making a gift to the Grandview Heights Public Library Foundation’s Annual Campaign.

  • Your tax-deductible donation helps ensure the long-term financial security of the library, enhance its services, and increase the library’s community outreach. Recent Foundation projects include GHPL Mobile Exhibits, GHPL PopUp Library, and WiFi in Grandview Parks.
  • Your donation can be recognized with an ornament placed on the Remembrance Tree in the library atrium during the holidays. Just check the box on the online donation form.
  • Donate online or call 614-486-2954.

NOV 18-19: Online services unavailable 

computer_maintenanceThe library’s catalogE-books/Digital Media collection, and other online services will be unavailable due to computer system maintenance beginning at 6 pm on Saturday, November 18.

Services are scheduled to be restored by 9 am on Sunday, November 19.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

JOB: Library Associate

2008_0606_library_Front2The Grandview Heights Public Library is seeking to fill two Library Associate positions (one full-time and one part-time).

The position provides library services to patrons of all ages. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service, communication, and technology skills, and enjoy working in a fun and busy environment. Some evening and weekend hours required. Starting pay is $12.00 per hour.

Submit a completed Employment Application (fillable PDF)*, resume, and cover letter to:

Applications submitted by end of day November 21, 2017, will be given first consideration.

* If you have Adobe (free) on your computer:

  • Download the Employment Application to your desktop.
  • Complete application and save it by clicking on the printer icon.
  • Under “Destination,” click on “Save as PDF.”
  • Attach PDF file to email.

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 for upcoming exhibits and future exhibitions and partnerships.


School services

Cute pupils and teacher reading in libraryGet ready for the new school year with school services from the library!

Assignment Notifications
Teachers may contact Youth Services at 614-481-3776 for resource suggestions for student homework assignments. A minimum of two weeks’ notice required.

Book Lists for Students
Reserve student book lists compiled by GHPL staff.

Grandview 4th Grade Genre Lists

Teacher Collections
Teachers may contact Youth Services to have collections of books gathered for school use.

  • Minimum of 3 business days advance notice required; more notice may assure that we can pull a better collection for you.
  • Materials can be gathered by subject.
  • No requests will be taken for seasonal & holiday books, due to high demand. Seasonal & holiday items will be on display and available for check-out on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • In some cases, materials may be shipped from other libraries in our consortium, which can require three to five additional business days.
  • To help serve everyone efficiently, please pick up your classroom collection on the requested pick-up date or call for an extension.
  • Email your request (click “Email Contact Form” and select “Teacher Request”) or contact Youth Services at 614-481-3778.

Ellison Die Cutter
A paper cutting machine is available to the public for in-library use in Youth Services on the lower level of the library. Choose from 50+ letters and designs. Please bring your own paper.

Grandview Heights School Student Cards
Student cards are provided to the Grandview Heights Schools each school year so that students who do not have them may access databases and downloadable items through our website.

Library Visits
Teachers may bring their class to the library for tours, research, assignments, and projects. Please reserve a date and time in advance with staff to alleviate any space or resource conflicts.

Outreach to Schools
Youth Services provides outreach services to Grandview preschools and day cares during the school year. The Youth Services Outreach Coordinator provides each school or daycare with a book delivery and a story time each month. During the summer months, outreach is limited, but some services may be available to Grandview daycare or summer groups that wish to come to the library for weekly or monthly visits. Contact the Youth Services at 614-481-3778 or for more information.

Library Surplus Sale

saleFind great bargains on used furniture and equipment!

The library will have a Surplus Sale on Saturday, June 24, from 10 am-4 pm, in Conference Room B on the library’s lower level.

  • Items for sale include: Older e-readers and other electronic devices, wooden book shelves, office desks, office chairs, cubicle walls, file cabinets, various office supplies, and more.
  • Items will be sold “as is” with no guarantees.
  • Cash or check only; credit card payment unavailable.
  • Buyers must remove all items at their own expense by Monday, June 26, at 6 pm.

Questions? Call Administration at 614-486-2954.

Board games now available

board_gamesCreate opportunities for all ages to play and learn by checking out board games from the Grandview Heights Public Library (GHPL).

Forty-six games are available from the library, thanks to a $1,249 grant from the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Education Foundation.

Games offer many learning opportunities. Children can learn early literacy skills such as letter and number recognition, memory development, and vocabulary. Older children improve skills such as logical thinking abilities, communication, and social skills. Games also create opportunities to bridge generation gaps and create fun memories for the whole family.

Each game was carefully selected based on reviews, awards, staff experiences with the games, and their educational components. The selection of games covers a wide target age range and can be enjoyed by families, community groups, and even classrooms. Sturdy carrying cases for the games were also purchased with the grant.

GHPL and the Education Foundation have partnered to create this lending program as a way for foster different types of learning styles and encourage lifelong learning. GHPL and the Education Foundation partnered to provide GHPL’s Early Learning Backpacks lending program in 2016 and Acoustic Guitar Lending program in 2015.

Games are available and on display in Youth Services on the lower level of the library.

Games circulate for 28 days, are available for checkout only at GHPL, and must be returned to GHPL. Overdue fines are 10 cents per day.