Lighting improvements

AREA-Atrium0708The Grandview Heights Public Library is implementing lighting upgrades throughout the building to reduce energy costs, reduce labor, and improve lighting quality. 

The library will save in energy, operating, and maintenance costs, as outlined in a report prepared by Dynamix Engineering Services. Additionally, the quality of lighting throughout the library will be improved for patrons.  

Replacement bulbs for existing lighting fixtures will soon become unavailable. The majority of existing fluorescent bulbs will be replaced with high-efficiency LED bulbs. These bulbs will need to replaced only once every 10 years, significantly reducing maintenance costs. 

Investing in these energy conservation measures will provide a significant return on investment for the community. Over 10 years, the library expects to save approximately $220,000: $107,000 in energy costs and 113,000 in labor and maintenance. Nearly all current lighting fixtures will be retained. 

The $140,000 project is also eligible for $9,000 in energy rebates that will expire soon. This brings the net cost of the project to approximately $131,000, using money already budgeted in the library’s building fund. 

The project is expected to be completed by October 2016, with the work conducted by Dynamix Engineering Services. 

Enhanced Reference spaces

Technology, study, and reading spaces have been enhanced in the Reference department on the second floor of the library, funded in part by a generous private donation.

A public technology space replaces shelved collections, which have been shifted and consolidated to a nearby shelving area, in the main area. Twenty-two updated work stations with 18 new, all-in-one computers (featuring Windows 10 with Microsoft Office and Internet) replace older computers.

Updated nonfiction book displays and reading areas featuring casual seating replace modular furniture and old computer work stations in the former public computer room.

Five new tables with chairs have been added to create more study space throughout the department.

These refreshed areas, which haven’t received updates in more than 15 years, are funded in part by a generous memorial donation. The library is grateful to the family of Louise Anderson, a patron who enjoyed the Reference department, for honoring her memory with a donation to the library.

The department now provides more public computers, work stations and spaces for patrons to bring in their own laptops and work, additional comfortable seating options, and browsable displays for materials, all while maximizing efficient use of spaces within the department.

Learn more about Reference Services.

Early Learning Backpacks

backpacksHelp your child get ready for Kindergarten by borrowing an Early Learning Backpack from the Grandview Heights Public Library (GHPL).

Thirty-one backpacks from the Early Childhood Resource Center are available from the library, thanks to a $2,139 grant from the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Education Foundation.

Each themed backpack includes high-quality early learning materials, books, and activities with easy-to-follow activity guides that make learning fun. Learning is supported by incorporating the four Early Learning Content Standard areas: Social Studies, Language Arts, Math and Science. Tools for social and emotional development also are provided.

GHPL and the Education Foundation have partnered to create this lending program as a way for parents and caregivers to ensure kids are ready for Kindergarten and to support Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. In 2015, GHPL and the Education Foundation partnered to provide GHPL’s Acoustic Guitar Lending program, which focuses on music education through hands-on collaborative learning for all ages.

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

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


JOB: Reference Assistant

2008_0606_library_Front2The Grandview Heights Public Library is seeking a friendly, technology and customer service-oriented individual for a Reference Assistant position.

Position responsibilities include: provide Reference service, aid in the access of print materials, and instruction in the navigation of library-supported digital services on various platforms. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a Microsoft Windows environment, possess strong technology skills, and customer service experience.

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Position description, responsibilities, duties, and requirements.

Submit a completed Employment Application (fillable PDF)* with a resume and cover letter to Applications submitted by end of day Friday, September 9, 2016, will receive 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.

Ohio election dates

votestickerExercise your right to vote!

Register to vote and cast your ballot in upcoming elections, including the U.S. presidential election.

2016 Ohio Election Dates:

  • 10/11/16: Voter registration deadline
  • 10/12/16: Start of absentee & early in-person voting
  • 11/06/16: Noon deadline for absentee ballot requests
  • 11/07/16: Deadline to postmark mailed absentee ballots
  • 11/08/16: Election Day

Learn about statewide issues and get voter information:

Get your forms at the Grandview Library, available at the Circulation desk:

At a table just inside the parking lot doors, the Library provides:

  • Voter Information Bulletins from the League of Women Voters of Ohio
  • Campaign literature from a variety of local candidates & groups

Questions? Call Reference at 614-481-3776.

Community Survey

Online_Survey_Icon_or_logo.svgHelp improve the library by taking a short Community Survey at

Your valuable feedback will help the library better serve the community. Thank you for your time.

Feel free to share the link!

Summer Reading Clubs

Join a Summer Reading Club (May 26–July 30), and you could win prizes for reading this summer! Adults Exercise Your Mind. Read! Give your brain – and your library card – a workout this summer. Raise your heart rate with Stephen King. Feel the burn with Fahrenheit 451. Benefits of regular summer reading include broadened horizons, […]

Memorial Day Parade goes by the library

2015_PopUp_Library_Kevin_Weismann_costumeThe Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Memorial Day Parade will take place Saturday, May 28, at 10 am.

The parade begins 10 am at Cambridge and First Avenues and continues down First Avenue to Oxley Road.

The route will impact access to the library during the morning.

  • Some streets near the library will be closed approximately 9-11:30 am.
  • Access the library from the south or park and cross First Avenue by foot during this time.
  • The parade should be past the library by 10:30 am.

Look for the library in the parade!

EVENTS: Summer 2016

2016_Summer_Brochure_COVERIt’s a new season of exciting events at the Grandview Library!

Join us for great programs, live music, and fun for all ages June-August 2016 (brochure PDF).

05/26-07/30: Summer Reading Clubs for all ages

06/02: 3rd Annual Grandview Chocolate Walk
06/06-27: FILM: Revenge of Summer Campy Movies
06/07-07/26: 31st Annual Music on the Lawn
06/16: Historic Hotels of Columbus, Ohio

07/11-08/01: FILM: Stanwyck Noir
07/23: The 23rd Annual Lazy Daze of Summer Festival

08/01-18: Book Art Contest
08/08-29: FILM: Wilder, Wildest

05/26-07/30: Be a Volunteen
06/11: Youth Biz Lemonade Day Workshop
06/24: Locked In at the Library: Glow-in-the-Dark Party
07/11: Christmas in July
07/22: The Grandview Games

06/06: Ready, Set, Pet
06/11: Ready, Set, Race
06/11: Youth Biz Lemonade Day Workshop
06/17: Ready, Set, Om
06/18: Donuts with Dad
06/22: Ready, Set, Rescue
06/29: Ready, Set, Mo
07/16: Ready, Set, Zoo
07/20: Ready, Set, Blast Off
07/27: THEATER: Jack and the Beanstalk

Book Discussion Group
Grandview Library Writers Group
Art Exhibits
1-on-1 Career Coaching
Story Times
Red Cross Blood Drives

Book lists for students

Reserve books from student reading lists compiled by Grandview school teachers and GHPL staff!

GHPL has partnered with the Grandview Heights Schools to provide these recommended titles through our catalog.







High School & Beyond

Favorite Authors

  • Judy Blume
  • Andrew Clements
  • Beverly Cleary
  • Sharon Creech
  • Roald Dahl
  • Gordon Korman
Favorite Series
  • A to Z Mysteries by Ron Ray
  • Spiderwick Chronicles
  • The Time Warp Trio
  • The Boxcar Children

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