New looks, activities in Youth Services

April 9, 2012

Check out the newest updates in Youth Services—many are donations from wonderful service organizations and patrons!

The Northwest Kiwanis Club provided funding for a new, interactive Activity Wall for kids ages 10 & under. It includes:

  • Giggle Mirror—guaranteed to produce funny faces and many giggles!
  • Giant Clock—helps make learning to tell time “big” fun!
  • Fabric board—alphabet & numbers encourage learning of the ABCs and 123s & pictures help inspire kids to create their own stories!
  • Read the ThisWeek Grandview story (04/11/12)


Patron & artist Mike Dexter donated Storybook Windows that brighten the walls among the books.

The Grandview Civic Welfare Club recently donated supplies for the Craft Table.

The Story Time area is now bigger and enclosed.

  • This area can be enjoyed by parents and kids ages 0-6.
  • We hold 6 story times per week, but parents are encouraged to also use the area with their children when we do not have story time as a quiet place to read and play together.
  • Now, music plays to create a warm, friendly environment. Music equipment was donated by Northwest Kiwanis Club.

Youth Services now has a beautifully painted entrance wall with an events poster board.

Thank you to all the wonderful people who help make Youth Services look so great! Other recent Youth Services updates:

  • Dollhouse, train table and Lego table encourages creative play and helps encourage sharing and cooperation. For ages 10 & under.
  • Early Learning Stations are educational computer games! Children not only become comfortable using a computer, but they are able to learn everything from art to music, science, math, and reading. For ages 2-10.
  • Concept/Theme Book Area was designed to make browsing easier for patrons. We have created an area where our most requested concepts & themes can be found in one place.
    • Concepts include alphabet, counting, colors, opposites.
    • Themes include dinosaurs, ocean, bedtime, potty time, pirates, royal reads (princesses, kings, queens, dragons & knights), Things That Go (trucks, cars, boats, etc), Seasons & School.

Renew your Kroger Community Rewards

April 6, 2012

Register now for Kroger Community Rewards: Year 4!

Supporters of the Grandview Library Foundation who are currently registered to earn rewards for theGrandview Library Endowment Fund are urged to re-enroll during the month of April to continue earning rewards for May 1, 2012—April 30, 2013.

New supporters are also invited to sign up now!

Anyone who shops at Kroger and has both a Kroger Plus Card and an email address is able to choose to support the Library by entering “90196” when prompted at It doesn’t cost anything!

Note: Enrolling in the Rewards Program does not impact your ability to earn Kroger Fuel Rewards or Kroger Mastercard rebates.  
The Grandview Library Endowment Fund has received approximately $2,500 since November 2009 from the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Thanks to everyone who has helped raise these much needed funds to support the Library!
Please contact Library Foundation Development Officer Jeri Diehl Cusack at with any questions.

Unused Library cards to be purged

April 5, 2012

If you haven’t checked out any Grandview Library items since March 2008 (and you don’t have any lost items or large fines), your Grandview Library card will be deleted May 31, 2012.

If you want us to keep your card active or have any questions, see a Circulation staff member before the end of May—or check out an item if your card is in good standing!

Patron bequeaths $70K to Library

April 5, 2012

Longtime Grandview Library patron Henry Rawles, who passed away two years ago at age 82, bequeathed $70,000 to the Library.

Mr. Rawles was a beloved patron for decades, even after moving from Grandview Heights to Upper Arlington in the 1960s. He worked in Battelle’s science library but was also a self-taught artist, exhibiting his paintings many times over the years at the Library. His wife Beverly has presented the Library with one of his paintings, which hangs in the Reference department (photo on right).

Thank you for this oustanding, generous gift that will enable the Library to better serve its patrons and the community!

Learn more about Mr. Rawles’ bequest in ThisWeek Grandview (April 4, 2012)

Learn more about giving to the Grandview Library.

March’s Checkout Champions

April 4, 2012

Announcing the March winners of Checkout Champion, a monthly contest featuring Donatos prizes for checking out the most Grandview Library items:

  • In the Kids category, Julian Yue wins a large, single-item Donatos pizza and a $10 Donatos gift card. Julian checked out 197 items in January.
  • In the Adult category, Nica Langdon wins a medium signature Donatos pizza and a $5 Donatos gift card. Nica checked out 264 items in January.

Thanks to Donatos for the terrific prizes.

Who will be the next Checkout Champions? It could be you!

Best of Columbus: Vote for Youth Services

April 2, 2012

The Grandview Library has been nominated in two categories for Columbus Parent Magazine’s Best of Columbus readers’ poll:

  • Best Library Children’s Area
  • Best Library Story Times

Both categories are located on page six of the survey.

Vote online now until noon on Monday, April 23.

Complete results will be announced in the June issue of the magazine.

We’re so proud to be nominated! Thank you to our wonderful Youth Services staff and to YOU for making the Grandview Library so special!

February’s Checkout Champions

March 5, 2012

Announcing the February winners of Checkout Champion, a monthly contest featuring Donatos prizes for checking out the most Grandview Library items:

  • In the Kids category, Nicole Clayton wins a large, single-item Donatos pizza and a $10 Donatos gift card. Nicole checked out 128 items in January.
  • In the Adult category, Jill Gaughan wins a medium signature Donatos pizza and a $5 Donatos gift card. Jill checked out 292 items in January.

Thanks to Donatos for the terrific prizes.

Who will be the next Checkout Champions? It could be you!

Explore this COSI kiosk in the Atrium

March 5, 2012

Check out the COSI Science Spot kiosk in the Library Atrium!

We’re teaming up again with COSI to celebrate their RACE: Are WE So Different? exhibition. 

Kids are invited to explore this fun activity kiosk to examine how we think about race and human variation. Learn about the differences that make us special and the similarities that unite us all.

The kiosk will be in our Atrium through April.

Thank you to COSI and their sponsors for this great activity at the Library!

Look for another Science Spot kiosk in the spring celebrating a new COSI exhibition.

Learn about the Grandview Library’s Egypt exhibition partnership with COSI and theColumbus Museum of Art in 2009.

New books: April 2012

February 28, 2012

Use your Grandview Library card to search & reserve the books below.

Just enter the titles into our catalog from your computer, or call Circulation at 614-486-2951 to have a staff member place a hold for you.

Want more? Find new books, movies & music.
Love digital materials? Download books, movies & music.

The titles below that are not at the Grandview Library may be borrowed for you from our consortium libraries.

NEW FICTION: April 2012

  • Alex Adams — White Horse
  • Nancy Atherton — Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch
  • David Baldacci — The Innocent
  • William Boyd — Waiting for Sunrise
  • Rita Mae Brown — The Big Cat Nap: The 20th Anniversary Mrs. Murphy Mystery
  • Wanda E. Brunstetter — The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club
  • Lee Child, editor — Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance
  • Carol Higgins Clark — Gypped: A Regan Reilly Mystery
  • Mary Higgins Clark — The Lost Years
  • Sandra Dallas — True Sisters
  • Eric Jerome Dickey — An Accidental Affair
  • Christina Dodd — Betrayal: A Bella Terra Deception Novel
  • Nick Dybek — When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man
  • Seth Grahame-Smith — Unholy Night
  • John Grisham — Calico Joe: A Novel
  • Carolyn G. Hart — Death Comes Silently: A Death on Demand Mystery
  • Lisa Jackson — Afraid to Die
  • Iris Johansen — What Doesn’t Kill You
  • Douglas Kennedy — Temptation
  • Philip Kerr — Prague Fatale: A Bernie Gunther Novel
  • Stephen King — The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel
  • Beverly Lewis — The Fiddler (Home to Hickory Hollow Series)
  • Rosamund Lupton — Afterwards
  • Liza Marklund — Last Will
  • Debbie Macomber — Starting Now: A Blossom Street Novel
  • Charles Martin — Thunder and Rain
  • Alexander McCall Smith — The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
  • Philip M. Margolin — Capitol Murder: A Novel of Suspense
  • Karen Marie Moning — Into the Dreaming
  • Christopher Moore — Sacré Bleu: A Comedy D’Art
  • Andrés Neuman — Traveler of the Century
  • Joseph Olshan — Cloudland
  • Michael Olson — Strange Flesh
  • Regina O’Melveny — The Book of Madness and Cures
  • Rajesh Parameswaran — I am an Executioner: Love Stories
  • Anne Perry — Dorchester Terrace: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
  • David Prete — August and Then Some
  • Amanda Quick — Crystal Gardens
  • Nora Roberts — The Witness
  • Charlotte Rogan — The Lifeboat
  • Ann B. Ross — Miss Julia to the Rescue
  • Anuradha Roy — The Folded Earth
  • Lynsay Sands — Under a Vampire Moon: An Argeneau Novel
  • Nick Santora — Fifteen Digits
  • Allison Winn Scotch — The Song Remains the Same
  • Lisa Scottoline — Come Home
  • Sidney Sheldon & Tilly Bagshawe — Sidney Sheldon’s Angel of the Dark
  • James Tabor — The Deep Zone
  • Jeet Thayil — Narcopolis
  • Anne Tyler — The Beginner’s Goodbye
  • Penny Vincenzi — More Than You Know
  • Joseph Wambaugh — Harbor Nocturne
  • Stuart Woods — Unnatural Acts: A Stone Barrington Novel


  • Imran Ahmad — The Perfect Gentleman: A Muslim Boy Meets the West
  • Eric Alterman & Kevin Mattson — The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama
  • Elisabeth Badinter — The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women
  • Willis Barnstone — The Poems of Jesus Christ
  • Bill Clegg — Ninety Days: A Memoir of Recovery
  • Tyler Cowen — An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies
  • Philip Delves Broughton — The Art of the Sale: Learning from the Masters about the Business of Life
  • Pierre Dukan — The Dukan Diet Cookbook: The Essential Companion to the Dukan Diet
  • Alan Ehrenhalt — The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City
  • Richard Fortey — Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind
  • Andrew Gumbel — Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed—And Why It Still Matters
  • Taras Grescoe — Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile
  • Susan Gubar — Memoir of a Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer
  • Kelle Hampton — Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected: A Memoir
  • Eloisa James — Paris in Love: A Memoir
  • Jeffrey J. Jenssen & Michael Desimone — The Fire Island Cookbook
  • Simon Johnson & James Kwak — White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You
  • Sadakat Kadri — Heaven on Earth: A Journey Through Shari’a Law from the Deserts of Ancient Arabia to the Streets of the Modern Muslim World
  • Alice Kessler-Harris — A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman
  • Carole King — A Natural Woman: A Memoir
  • Jenny Lawson — Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir)
  • Michael Lind — Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh — Against Wind and Tide: Letters and Journals, 1947-1986
  • Dave Nasser — Giant George: Life with the World’s Biggest Dog
  • Regina O’Melveny — The Book of Madness and Cures
  • Dennis Prager — Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph
  • Paul Preston — The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain
  • Jim Robbins — The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet
  • Barbara J. Rolls — The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet: Smart, Simple, Science-Based Strategies for Losing Weight and Keeping it Off
  • Eric Rutkow — American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation
  • Allison Samuels — What Would Michelle Do?: A Modern-Day Guide to Living with Substance and Style
  • Michael J. Sandel — What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
  • Michael Savage — Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama’s Dreams of a Socialist America
  • Josh Schonwald — The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food
  • Ruchir Sharma — Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles
  • Susan Sontag — As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980
  • Martha Stewart — Martha’s American Food: A Celebration of Our Nation’s Most Treasured Dishes, from Coast to Coast
  • Vivian Swift — Le Road Trip: A Traveler’s Journal of Love and France 
  • Christopher Simon Sykes — David Hockney: The Biography
  • J. Randy Taraborrelli — After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family—1968 to the Present
  • Loung Ung — Lulu in the Sky: A Daughter of Cambodia Finds Love, Healing, and Double Happiness
  • Zach Wahls — My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family
  • Tony Wagner — Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World
  • Vanessa Williams & Helen Williams — You Have No Idea: A Famous Daughter, Her No-Nonsense Mother, and How They Survived Pageants, Hollywood, Love, Loss (and Each Other)

MON, FEB 20: Library closed

February 16, 2012

The Library will be closed Monday, February 20, for a staff traning day.