Donate items to children in need

February 16, 2012

The Grandview Library is a donation spot for the Ohio Kiwanis’s Project Backpack, which provides free backpacks filled with personal items to children who have been removed from their homes via Children’s Services
See suggested item list below, and bring in your donation!
A collection box is located just inside the Library’s parking lot doors.

The project goes continues through October 1, 2012.

From the Ohio Kiwanis website:
Across Ohio, between 10,000 and 12,000 children are removed from their homes on an emergency basis for their protection, often without anything but the clothes they are wearing. This is very traumatic for them as they are separated from family, friends, schools and churches. First Lady Cheryl wants to show these children that someone cares by providing inexpensive backpacks, with personal care items, and small toys and stuffed animals to these children in all 88 counties of Ohio.
List of suggested donation items:
  • sample size soap
  • shampoo
  • toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • tooth brushes
  • combs
  • brushes
  • hair ties
  • small toys
  • small blankets
  • diapers
  • baby wipes
  • baby bottles
  • pacifiers
  • children’s socks
  • hats
  • gloves
  • pajamas
  • underwear
  • infant body suits (Onesies)
  • sleepers

Thank you for your donation!

New books: March 2012

February 8, 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: March 2012

  • Susan Wittig Albert — Cat’s Claw: A Pecan Springs Mystery
  • Carol Anshaw — Carry the One
  • J.G. Ballard — Kingdom Come
  • Dan Barden — The Next Right Thing
  • Louis Begley — Schmidt Steps Back
  • Peter Behrens — The O’Briens
  • Ted Bell — Phantom: An Alex Hawke Novel
  • Rhys Bowen — Hush Now, Don’t You Cry: A Molly Murphy Mystery
  • C.J. Box — Force of Nature: A Joe Pickett Novel
  • Suzanne Brockmann — Born to Darkness
  • Caroline Brothers — Hinterland
  • Laura Childs — Agony of the Leaves: A Tea Shop Mystery
  • Catherine Chung — Forgotten Country
  • Alicia Clifford — The Affair
  • Harlan Coben — Stay Close
  • Jack Coughlin &  Donald A. Davis — Running the Maze: A Kyle Swanson Sniper Novel
  • Clive Cussler & Justin Scott — The Thief: An Isaac Bell Adventure
  • Stephen Dau — The Book of Jonas
  • Carolina De Robertis — Perla
  • Carole Desanti — The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R.
  • Louise Doughty — Whatever You Love
  • Jennifer DuBois — A Partial History of Lost Causes
  • Alex Dryden — The Blind Spy
  • Åke Edwardson — Sail of Stone
  • Lyndsay Faye — The Gods of Gotham
  • Joanne Fluke — Cinnamon Roll Murder
  • Nicci French — Blue Monday
  • Vanessa Gebbie — The Coward’s Tale
  • Heather Graham — The Unseen
  • Jane Green — Another Piece of My Heart
  • Lauren Groff — Arcadia
  • Sanjay Gupta, M.D. — Monday Mornings: A Novel
  • Nick Harkaway — Angelmaker
  • Kathryn Harrison — Enchantments
  • Noah Hawley — The Good Father
  • Heidi Julavits — The Vanishers
  • A.J. Kazinski — The Last Good Man
  • Etgar Keret — Suddenly, a Knock on the Door: Stories
  • Hari Kunzru — Gods Without Men
  • Joe R. Lansdale — Edge of Dark Water
  • Owen Laukkanen — The Professionals
  • Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden — Joe Golem and the Drowning City: An Illustrated Novel
  • Madeline Miller — The Song of Achilles
  • Naomi Novik — Crucible of Gold
  • Joyce Carol Oates — Mudwoman
  • James Patterson &  David Ellis — Guilty Wives
  • Richard North Patterson — Fall from Grace
  • Chris Pavone — The Expats
  • Thomas Perry — Poison Flower: A Jane Whitefield Novel
  • Jodi Picoult — Lone Wolf
  • M.J. Rose — The Book of Lost Fragrances: A Novel of Suspense
  • Lionel Shriver — The New Republic
  • Mark Allen Smith — The Inquisitor
  • Danielle Steel — Betrayal
  • Olen Steinhauer — An American Spy
  • Kate White — So Pretty It Hurts: A Bailey Weggins Mystery
  • Randy Wayne White — Chasing Midnight (Doc Ford)
  • Kate Wilhelm — Death of an Artist: A Mystery
  • Susan Wilson — The Dog Who Danced
  • Jacqueline Winspear — Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs Novel


  • Daron Acemonglu &  James Robinson — Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
  • Adrienne Arieff — The Sacred Thread: A True Story of Becoming a Mother and Finding a Family – Half a World Away
  • Roland Barthes — Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation
  • David Bodanis — The Ten Commandments: The Hidden History of the Truths We Live By
  • Deepak Chopra — Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life’s Greatest Challenges
  • Lizzie Collingham — The Taste of War: World War Two and the Battle for Food
  • David Corn — Showdown: Inside the Obama White House
  • James Dale &  Josh Luchs — Illegal Procedure: A Sports Agent Comes Clean on the Dirty Business of College Football
  • Lucy Danziger — The Drop 10 Diet: Harness the Fat-Melting Power of Superfoods
  • Richard Davenport-Hines — Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From
  • Alain de Botton — Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion
  • Giada De Laurentis — Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner
  • James Dodson — American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf
  • Charles Duhigg — The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do and How to Change It
  • Ree Drummond — The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier: Simple, Scrumptious Satisfying
  • George Dyson — Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
  • Diana L. Eck — India: A Sacred Geography
  • Glen Finland — Next Stop: A Memoir
  • Masha Gessen — The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
  • Maria Goodavage — Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America’s Canine Heroes
  • Martha Herbert  & Karen Weintraub — The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be
  • Eric Kandel — The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present
  • Garry Kasparov — The Blueprint: Reviving Innovation, Rediscovering Risk, and Rescuing the Free Market
  • Michael T. Klare — The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources
  • Johah Lehrer — Imagine: How Creativity Works
  • Ricki Lewis — The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It
  • Josh Luchs — Illegal Procedure: A Sports Agent Comes Clean on the Dirty Business of College Football
  • T.M. Luhrmann — When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God
  • Abrahm Lustgarten — Run to Failure: BP and the Making of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster
  • Taylor Mali — What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World
  • Frances & Edward Mayes — The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen
  • Dr. Mike Moreno — The 17 Day Diet Cookbook: 80 All New Recipes for Healthy Weights Loss
  • Andrew Nagorski — Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power
  • Elaine Pagels — Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation
  • Thomas Penn — Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England
  • Robert Andrew Powell — This Love is Not for Cowards: Salvation and Soccer in Ciudad Ju Rez
  • Ahmed Rashid — Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
  • Marilynne Robinson — When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays
  • Anthony Shadid — House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East
  • David K. Shipler — Rights at Risk: The Limits of Liberty in Modern America
  • Kevin Smith — Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good
  • R.J. Smith — The One: The Life and Music of James Brown
  • Caroline Stoessinger — A Century of Wisdom: Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the World’s Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor
  • Cheryl Strayed — Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Chris Stringer — Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth
  • Craig Timberg & Daniel Halperin — Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It
  • Mark Titus — Don’t Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench
  • Laura Vikmanis & Amy Sohn — It’s Not about the Pom-Poms: How a 40-Year-Old Mom Became the NFL’s Oldest Cheerleader – And Found Hope, Joy, and Inspiration Along the Way
  • Jeanette Winterson — Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
  • Kevin Young — The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness

Got tech questions? Ask Nate!

February 8, 2012

Got questions about technology, computers, devices, the Internet, etc?
Ask Nate!
The Grandview Library’s Technology Coordinator Nate Nguyen is available for small group or 1-on-1 sessions.
Schedule a time to meet with Nate by calling 614-486-2954.

FEB 10: Computer system down (morning)

February 8, 2012

The Library computer system (catalog & Internet access) will be unavailable due to maintenance on Friday, February 10, at 7 am. We hope to have system available by 9 am.
Thank you for your patience!
Questions? Call Circulation at 614-486-2951.

This month’s Checkout Champions

February 1, 2012

Announcing the January 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 149 items in January.
  • In the Adult category, Phil Brehmer wins a medium signature Donatos pizza and a $5 Donatos gift card. Phil checked out 282 items in January.

Thanks to Donatos for the terrific prizes.

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

Buying on Amazon? Help the Library for free

January 25, 2012

Use when you buy anything on, and help the Library—at no cost to you!

The Library receives a percentage of the sales from your purchases whenever you use the link.

Bookmark it!

It’s a free & easy way to earn extra money for the Library!

NOTE: Outside of the special web address, the Amazon page will not indicate that you are on a special page that helps the Library.

NOTE: This previously advertised link will still work:

Extreme Makeover: Dollhouse Edition

January 20, 2012

The dollhouse in Youth Services has a new look!

Thank you to Grandview resident & artist Mike Dexter (pictured), who painted & refurbished it in his workshop. It looks great!

Thank you to former staff & current volunteer Ruth Sloan (pictured), whose father made it for his library on the East Coast in 1974. When she offered to donate it to our Library more than 20 years ago, we said yes!

The house is popular with both boys & girls, and can be found in the toy area.

Enjoy the new & improved dollhouse!

Questions? Call Youth Services at 614-481-3778.

New online video storybooks for kids

January 19, 2012

Kids, check out these new online resources!
  • BookFlix—Scholastic’s collection classic stories on video with nonfiction eBooks, to help young fiction readers discover new reading possibilities with nonfiction. For pre-kindergarten through third grade.
  • TrueFlix—Great nonfiction eBooks for the young researcher. For grades 3-6.
Give them a try!

Don’t forget to check out Tumble Books Library (online animated, talking picture books) from our Digital Library, plus other fun & educational online resources for kids.
Questions? Call Youth Services at 614-481-3778.

FREADING: New e-book service

January 6, 2012

Download thousands of e-books from the Grandview Library’s newest

  • Download Freading e-books onto a variety of compatible devices, including e-readers, smartphones,  tablets, and computers.
  • Get access to all titles—no holds or waiting lists.
  • For PC, Mac, or eReader device (Nook, Nook Touch, Sony eReader), you will need to download and install Adobe Digital Editions software onto your computer (available on Freading’s website).
    • For tablet or multi-functional device (iPad, iPod Touch, Nook Tablet, Samsung Galaxy), you will need to download an app (download from your device: Apple here, Android here).
  • Access to these e-books is controlled by tokens. Each user is given a weekly allotment of six tokens, which are redeemed to borrow books. Each e-book download requires 1-4 tokens, and checks out for two weeks. Renewals for the newest titles cost one download token, but older books renew for no cost. Unused tokens rollover to the next week, but all tokens reset to six again every month.
  • Learn more at Freading FAQ.

Visit our Digital Library for our other e-book service Digital Downloads.

Get help from our Reference staff with 1-on-1 eReader Help.

Download free mp3s (to keep!) from Sony’s huge catalog with Freegal.

Checkout Champs eat more pizza

January 5, 2012

The more items you check out in 2012, the better chance you have of becoming a Checkout Champion—and winning prizes from Donatos!

Every month this year, each patron’s check-outs* will be totaled, and the two (one adult and one kid age 17 & under) with the most check-outs will win.

One winner receives:

  • One free, large single-topping pizza
  • $10 gift card
  • coupon book

The other winner receives:

  • One free, medium signature pizza
  • $5 gift card
  • coupon book

You can win more than once a year. Thanks to Donatos for the terrific prizes.

Good luck!

Learn about our Circulation Policies.

*Contest includes books, magazines, CDs, DVDs & audiobooks; it does not include eResources from our Digital Library.