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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.

JUNE 2: Grandview Chocolate Walk

Chocolate_Walk_2015_rotateEnjoy a walking tour of Grandview with chocolate stops at 23 businesses on Thursday, June 2, 6-8 pm!

The Grandview Heights Public Library Foundation proudly presents the 3rd Annual Grandview Chocolate Walk to benefit the Grandview Library Endowment Fund. The event also highlights Grandview’s outstanding, pedestrian-friendly business district.

  • Purchase tickets:
  • Each $25 ticket allows the holder to collect a chocolate treat at 23 Grandview merchants on a route from the library down First and Grandview Avenues.
  • Limited number of tickets available; ticket sales end when sold out or on Monday, May 30, whichever comes first.
  • ALL TICKETS will be picked up “will call” the afternoon/evening of the walk on Thursday, June 2. The walk is from 6-8 pm; tickets will be available at the library beginning at 4 pm. Each ticket will be on a lanyard and accompanied by a bag to help you collect treats.
  • Join the Facebook event!

For more information, contact:


Greater access with your GHPL card

CLC_smYour Grandview Library card gives you access to 5 million+ items from the 14 Central Ohio member libraries of the Central Library Consortium (CLC).

Now, you can use it to check out materials and access services at participating libraries throughout central Ohio without having multiple library cards!

Services and programs vary, so check with each library before you go.

Participating libraries:

MAY 7: Grandview’s Great Garage Sale

The Great Grandview Garage Sale will take place throughout Grandview Heights and Marble Cliff on Saturday, May 7, from 9 am-3 pm!

Herb & Vegetable Plant Sale

friends_herb_sale_2013Purchase first-rate herbs and vegetables through the Friends of the Grandview Library‘s 4th annual sale!

Choose from a superior selection of 15 vegetables, 3 greens and 18 herbs. All proceeds are used to support the Library.

COST: $3.75 per plant or 10 plants for $35.

ORDER: All orders require pre-payment and must be received by April 1. Print and mail an Order Form (PDF) with payment to: The Friends of the Grandview Library, 1685 W First Ave, Columbus OH 43212, or drop off at the Library Circulation desk.

PICK UP: Orders on Saturday, May 14, from 8 am-11 am, at 1263 Oakland Avenue (just north of the Library).

DELIVERY: Available in the Grandview Heights area only for an additional $5.

RECIPES: Download a free Herb Recipe Booklet (PDF) by the Friends of the Grandview Library’s Stacey Bergmann!
Questions? Contact Friends of the Library member Lisa Riemenschneider at or call 614-404-5390.

EVENTS: Spring 2016

2016_spring_brochure_coverEnjoy live music, film, talks, workshops, kids events, and more.

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


03/01: A Glance of Heaven
03/01-04/01: 4th Annual Herb & Veggie Sale
03/03: MUSIC: Cherry Chrome
03/07-05/16: FILM: Best Westerns
03/07: Math That Actually Makes Sense
03/08: Paris, Pastry, and Le Cordon Bleu
03/09-05/11: Grandview Library Writers Group
03/10: All About Herbs
03/24: Red Cross Blood Drive

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