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!

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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 lisariemen@yahoo.com 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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Handmade mitten ornaments

2015_Remembrance_Tree_Mittens_Michele_Reinhart_eventHonor someone special with a Remembrance Tree ornament.

Purchase an ornament in honor or in memory of someone special, and help decorate the Grandview Library’s Remembrance Tree, located in our Atrium during the holidays.

This year’s mitten ornaments were handmade and donated by Library staff member Michele Reinhart.
The minimum donation is $15. Use this form (PDF) or pick one up in the Atrium.

Please consider a donation to the annual Remembrance Tree campaign to honor or remember someone special during the holiday season.

We truly appreciate the great support the Grandview Library receives from you!

Questions? Call Administration at 614-486-2954.

EVENTS: Winter 2015-2016

2015_Winter_Brochure_Cover_smIt’s a new season of exciting events at the Grandview Library!

Join us for great programs, live music, and fun for all ages December 2015-February 2016.

11/20-12/11: Salvation Army Food Drive
11/01-01/15: Remembrance Tree
11/30: MUSIC: The Grandview Singers

12/07: MUSIC: John Sherman
12/14-01/04: FILM: Sequels That Are Equals
12/30: Red Cross Blood Drive

01/04-02/14: Adult Winter Reading Challenge
01/12: The First 10 Steps to Starting a Food Business
01/14: Interview Tips & Strategies
01/18-02/01: FILM: Opera and Operetta
01/19: How To Avoid Fear and Loathing in College Admissions
01/21: MUSIC: Donna Mogavero

02/09: Life in the Flash Lane
02/11: MUSIC: Hilda Doyle
02/16: The Piano Tuner’s Daughter
02/18: Henry’s Box

12/07-02/29: Monday Mash-Ups
01/04-02/14: Adult Winter Reading Challenge
01/13: Teen Open Mic Night
02/19: Mystery Night

12/05: Santa Visit
12/15: Gingerbread Day
12/31: Noon Year’s Eve
01/04-02/14: Adult Winter Reading Challenge
01/08-29: MATS for Little Hands
01/08, 02/05: Friday Movies
01/12-02/02: Game On
02/05-26: Story Time Yoga
02/12: Cold Blooded Critters

Book Discussion Group
Art Exhibits
1-on-1 Career Coaching
Story Times

10/24: Pumpkin Run affects Library traffic

The 37th Annual Great Pumpkin Run 5K race will take place Saturday, October 24, at 9 am!

The race is presented by the City of Grandview Heights and Grandview Recreation and Parks.

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 7-10:30 am. Motorists should expect delays along the race route, which will yield to runners.

Call Circulation at 614-486-2951 with any questions about directions to the Library.

Enjoy the race!


GHPL receives 8th five-star rating


Library Journal has named the Grandview Heights Public Library one of America’s best public libraries with a ranking of five stars for the 8th consecutive year.

GHPL also ranked 2nd in the nation in its expenditure category for the 3rd consecutive year.

The Library Journal Index of Public Library Service identified outstanding public libraries in its America’s Star Libraries 2015. Ratings are based on 2013 data from the IMLS—circulation, visits, program attendance, and Internet use, each per capita.

More than 7,600 libraries across the country were evaluated, with 261 receiving a starred rating and 85 libraries receiving a five-star rating. Only 21 libraries nationwide have received a five-star rating in all eight editions.

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

In addition to GHPL, five other Central Ohio library systems received star ratings:

Questions? Call Administration at 614-486-2954.

Used book donation box


The Friends of the Grandview Library welcome your used book donations in a new way that will continue to help the library as well as literacy projects around the world!

The Friends have partnered with online bookstore Better World Books, which collects new and used books and resells them online in order to fund and support non-profit literacy groups.

The Friends receive a portion of the sales, which is used to support Library programs, equipment, and other needs.

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