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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NOV 3: Vote in the General Election

Exercise your right to vote!

Register to vote and cast your ballot in upcoming elections:

  • 10/05/15: Registration deadline for the General Election
  • 10/06/15-11/02/15: In-Person Absentee Voting for the General Election
  • 11/03/15: General Election
  • 11/08/16: U.S. Presidential Election

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EVENTS: Fall 2015

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

Join us for great programs, live music, and fun for all ages September-November 2015.

09/01-30: Art of the Book
09/01: Keep Your Pet Smiling
09/03: MUSIC: Me and Lil’ Brother
09/15: Resume & Profile Strategies
09/17: Make a Four-Color Shawl
09/28: PAGE TO SCREEN: Under the Skin
09/29: Holiday Book Art
09/30: Red Cross Blood Drive

10/01: MUSIC: John Morgan
10/08: Thurber House Ghost Writing Workshop
10/13: Yoga for Beginners
10/15: Wicked Columbus
10/18: Making Columbus Neighborhoods: Tri-Village
10/19 & 26: FILM: Like Father, Like Son
10/22: Standards-Based Grades: Are You Confused?

11/02-23: FILM: All’s Unfair in Love and Noir
11/03: Yoga for Beginners
11/05: The History of Fort Hayes
11/10: Affordable Care Act: Open Enrollment
11/12: MUSIC: Throat Culture
11/14: Friends of the Grandview Library Usborne Book Sale
11/20-12/11: Salvation Army Food Drive

09/14-11/23: Monday Mash-Ups
09/16: Teen Open Mic Night
10/08: Write a Ghost Story with Thurber House

09/04, 10/02, 11/06: Friday Movies
09/18-19: Stuffed Animal Library Adventure
10/22: Standards-Based Grades: Are You Confused?
10/29: Howlin’ Halloween (Grandview Beggar’s Night)
10/31: Tales & Treats
11/14: Visit from the Columbus Zoo
11/22: Harps for Food

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

Read popular comics online

Get instant access to hundreds of comic books online from hoopla digital, available through the Grandview Heights Public Library’s (GHPL) E-books/Digital Media.

GHPL patrons can now enjoy popular comic books and graphic novels such as: The Walking Dead, Spawn, Invincible, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Watchmen, Superman: Earth One, Justice League Vol. 1: Origin, and Daytripper.

Popular publishers include DC Entertainment, Image Comics, IDW, and Titan Comics.

Titles can be accessed instantly 24/7 by smartphone, tablet, and computer and can be viewed full-page or panel-by-panel for a better appreciation of illustrations. Patrons can also download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device.

New titles will be added to the service weekly.

GHPL currently offers more than 325,000 videos, music, e-books, and audiobooks, through hoopla digital.

GHPL card is required to create a login/password on hoopla digital to access titles.There are no waiting lists, since titles can be enjoyed by multiple patrons simultaneously. Titles expire from devices after the lending period, so there are no overdue fines.

Questions? Call Reference at 614-481-3776.

Borrow a guitar from GHPL


Reserve a guitar from the Grandview Heights Public Library (GHPL) and start making music!

Acoustic guitars are now available to borrow from GHPL, thanks to a grant from the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Education Foundation.

The Foundation awarded $2,000 to GHPL for the lending program that provides four Yamaha acoustic guitars for patrons to check out and take home. The program focuses on music education through hands-on collaborative learning for all ages.

Each guitar checkout comes with a hardshell case, accessories, and instructional materials.

GHPL partnered with local business Guitar House Workshop to select the instruments and to provide routine maintenance.

Guitars are available and on display in Circulation on the second level of the library.

Guitars loan for 28 days with a GHPL card (3 renewals, if there are no other patron requests), are available only at GHPL (unavailable through our consortium), and must be returned to GHPL. Overdue fines are $1.25 per day.

GHPL was inspired to lend guitars by Licking County Library’s guitar and ukulele lending program.


EXHIBIT: Art of the Book

2015_FOL_Book_Art_rotateSee one-of-a-kind works of art created by the Friends of the Grandview Library.

This special exhibit, located in the library’s showcase on the lower level in September, highlights the beauty of books and book pages.

Most items are for sale on the Friends’ Etsy shop. All proceeds benefit the library!

Make your own book art with the Friends at this upcoming workshop:

  • Holiday Book Art
    Tuesday, September 29, 7-8 pm
    Recycle books into great holiday decorative items and gifts with the Friends of the Grandview Library. For adults and mature kids ages 12 & up. Materials provided. No registration.