Tax information

taxThe IRS tax filing deadline is Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Like last year, most forms and instructions will be available only online.

A limited number of paper forms are available on the second level of the library.

  • If a specific paper form is unavailable or has not been sent to us from the IRS, use the dedicated tax computer station & printer.
    • This station has the most common federal, state, and city forms. Five pages may be printed for free from this station per patron. Each form available on this station is fewer than five printed pages.
  • Additional or longer forms may be printed from a Reference computer workstation for the standard printing fees ($.10/page for b&w, $.25/page for color).

For more information, call the library at 614-486-2951.

Note: Library staff cannot prepare taxes or answer specific tax-related questions. 

 

Library card required March 2-7

2018_library_card_required_252x252From March 2-7, our computer system will experience some service disruptions, as new members are added to the Central Library Consortium (CLC).

During this time:

  • All patrons will need their library cards to check out items.
  • 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.
  • All CLC library systems (including new members) will be offline during this time.
  • Delivery of consortium items may experience delays during this time.
  • E-books/Digital Media services, WiFi at the library, and Internet computers at the library are expected to be available.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

We look forward to welcoming three new public library systems (Delaware, Granville, and Pataskala) to the consortium, which will grow to 17 member libraries and give patrons access to more materials!

17LibrariesStrong

EXHIBIT: Surviving Winter

mobile_exhibit_winter_252x252See natural specimens along with dynamic educational content, book displays, and a craft table at the current GHPL Mobile Exhibit called Surviving Winter, located in the library atrium on the lower level from December 1, 2017-January 31, 2018.

The exhibit is part of the Natural Wonders series in collaboration with the Museum of Biological Diversity at The Ohio State University.

GHPL Mobile Exhibits combine wonder, engagement, and learning with all-in-one, interactive mobile kiosks for all ages.

These compact, museum-quality kiosks featuring:

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

mobile_exhibit_winter_squirrel_252x252The 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 projects include the GHPL PopUp Library and WiFi in Grandview Parks.

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

The Natural Wonders series kicked off with Skeletons, Disguises, and Creatures of the Night (10/06/17-12/01/17), which featured three interactive kiosks that included bat, fish, bird, and insect specimens.

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

GHPL named All-Time All-Star Library

star_library_2017Library Journal has named the Grandview Heights Public Library (GHPL) one of America’s best public libraries with a ranking of five stars for the 10th consecutive year.

GHPL is one of only 13 U.S. public libraries to receive a five-star rating in all 10 editions of the magazine’s Index of Public Library Service, a distinction shared with Worthington Libraries.

Over the 10 editions of the index, 606 libraries have received a starred rating in one or more years. A total of 69 libraries received stars in each of the 10 editions. Of those, 13 U.S. public libraries earned a five-star rating each and every year.

This year, the index evaluated 7,409 U.S. public libraries across the country, with 259 receiving a starred rating and 85 libraries receiving a five-star rating. Ratings are based on 2015 data from the IMLS—circulation (physical and digital materials), visits, program attendance, and Internet use, each per capita.

In addition to GHPL, six other Central Ohio library systems received star ratings: Bexley Public LibraryColumbus Metropolitan LibraryUpper Arlington Public LibraryWagnalls Memorial LibraryWesterville Public Library, and Worthington Libraries.

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

 

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.

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.

mobile_exhibits

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 ys@ghpl.org for more information.