Get tax forms, instructions online

 

The IRS tax filing deadline is Wednesday, April 15, 2015!

This year, most forms and instructions will be available only online.

Due to Congressional budget cuts, the IRS is printing only three forms (1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ) and is offering a very limited quantity of those forms to the Library.

The number of Ohio forms printed and made available to the Library also has been reduced.

Federal, state, and local forms & instructions are available online (see below for links). Taxpayers wishing to file paper returns can also contact the offices listed below.

  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
    • www.irs.gov
    • 1-800-829-1040 or 614-280-8691 (Columbus Office)
    • Get federal forms/instructions MAILED to you. (allow 7-15 days)
  • Ohio Department of Taxation
    • www.tax.ohio.gov
    • 1-800-282-1782 (forms request)
    • 1-800-282-1780 (for individual assistance)
  • Columbus Income Tax Division
  • Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) – Grandview
  • Village of Marble Cliff
  • Free Tax Preparation Assistance
    • Hands On Central Ohio
      This local nonprofit organization connects people to community resources, including free tax preparation to qualifying individuals primarily through The Ohio Benefit Bank and AARP. Each organization has a “click here for details” link that tells you if you are eligible for the service. 614-221-2255.

Questions? Call Reference at 614-481-3776.

Coffee v. Tea: Take the challenge

Something new is brewing! It’s the Winter Reading Challenge: Coffee v. Tea.

Your challenge—should you choose to accept it—is to check out and read as many books as possible January 5-February 15.

 

Your reward—if you’re lucky enough to win—will be a hot beverage from one of our favorite local companies. For every book (or audiobook) you read, you’ll be eligible to enter ourbiweekly prize drawings for $5 gift certificates from Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, Luck Bros’ Coffee House, Grandview Grind, or Cambridge Tea House.

All entries will eligible for a special grand prize: a $25 gift certificate from Chocolate Café.

Stop by the Library’s Reference Department to get your entry forms. You decide if you want to compete for coffee prizes or tea prizes. It’s coffee v. tea, and we’ll keep track of our community’s hot beverage preference.

 

Be sure to enter our registration raffle in January for an extra chance to win. Correctly guess the number of coffee beans in our display coffee pot or the number of tea bags in our display tea pot, and you’ll be eligible to win a bonus prize!

Questions? Call Reference at 614-481-3776.

NOTE:
 These are the prizes for the Adult challenge. Youth Services has different prizes for their challenge.

Stream movies, TV, music with hoopla

 

Stream thousands of movies, television, music, and audiobook titles with hoopla, now available through ourDigital Library!

All titles are instantly available. And hoopla is cloud-based, which allows viewing on multiple devices.

On a computer

  • Go to www.hoopladigital.com. In the upper right hand corner, click on Sign Up.
  • Select Grandview Library. Enter your Grandview Library card number and PIN. You will then be asked to enter your email address and a password.
  • After you have registered, you will always log in using the email and password; you will no longer use your library barcode and PIN.
  • You may have to download a simple plug-in, WideVine (provided by Google), the first time you stream a movie through a computer browser.

On a tablet or mobile device

  • Download the hoopla app. Apps can be found at the App Store for iOS devices, Google Play for Android devices, or Amazon Kindle Fire.
  • Follow the registration and sign-in instructions.
  • Apps can be found  at the iOS App Store, Google Play, or Amazon Kindle Fire.
  • Downloading is also available to mobile devices and tablets, which is beneficial when no network is available; when the title is due, it is automatically returned.

Borrowing limit and loan periods

  • You may check out 6 items per month.
  • All materials are available immediately.
  • Movies and TV episodes may be checked out for 2 or 3 days (depending on the studio).
  • Audiobooks check out for 21 days.
  • Music albums check out for 7 days.
  • You may re-borrow items as many times as you wish, provided you haven’t exceeded your monthly checkout limit.

Questions and help?

  • Check out the FAQ’s on the mobile apps OR the Help link at the bottom of your computer browser
  • Contact the Library 614-486-2951 (Circulation) or 614-481-3776 (Reference).

Buying on Amazon? Use this link!

 

Use www.ghpl.org/amazon when you buy anything on Amazon.com, 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. More than $3,500 has been raised to date!

Bookmark it! It’s a free & easy way to earn extra money for the Library—especially during the holiday season!


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

Paperback Exchange

 

We have a new and improved Paperback Exchange in the Circulation!

Located in the DVD area, the exchange has been reorganized with new selections added each week. Just grab what you want to read and when finished, you may return it in our book return.

No library card is needed, and anyone may use this service!

You may donate your own picks by dropping them off at the Circulation desk. If we don’t add them to the exchange, they will go to our Friends of the Grandview Library Book & AV Sales.

Enjoy the Paperback Exchange!

EVENTS: Winter 2014-2015

 

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

Join us for great programs, live music, and fun for all ages December 2014—February 2015.

MUSIC

12/1: The Grandview Singers
12/4: John Sherman
1/15: The Folk Ramblers
2/19: Sirens

FILM

12/8-2/2: FILM: Great Directors

TALKS, WORKSHOPS, AND SPECIAL EVENTS

12/29, 1/7: Red Cross Blood Drive
1/5-2/15: Winter Reading Challenge
1/13: Ohio Geology: A Field Guide
1/20: Get Discovered Using Social Media
1/22: An English Travelogue
2/10: The Foodie Life
2/12: One-Stroke Decorative Painting
2/23: PAGE TO SCREEN: The Brothers Karamazov
2/26: Self Defense for Women

GRADES 4-12

12/3: Teen Open Mic Night
12/16: The Hobbit Release Party
1/6: Mug Decorating & Hot Cocoa Party
1/7, 2/4: Teen Open Mic Night
1/5-2/15: Winter Reading Challenge
2/20: Mystery Night

KIDS

12/6: Santa Visit
12/9: Gingerbread Day
1/5-2/15: Winter Reading Challenge
1/9-2/27: MATS for Little Hands
1/9, 2/6: Friday Movies
1/13, 2/10: Indoor Recess
1/21, 2/17: Dancing Through the Decades

ONGOING

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

Handmade snowflake ornaments

 

Honor 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 snowflake ornaments were designed & handmade by Grandview resident Nancy Kukla!
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.

One of America’s best libraries—again!

 

Once again, Library Journal has named the Grandview Heights Public Library one of America’s best public libraries!

GHPL ranked second in the nation in its category for the second straight year, while earning its seventh consecutive 5-star rating.

The Library Journal Index of Public Library Service identified outstanding libraries in its America’s Star Libraries 2014. Ratings are based on 2012 data from the IMLS—circulation, visits, program attendance, and Internet use, each per capita.

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

In addition to the Grandview Library, five other Central Ohio library systems received star ratings:

Questions? Call Administration at 614-486-2954.

10/8: “Walking bus” begins at Library

 

Grandview Heights K-3 PTO kicks off National Walk to School Day from the Grandview Library!

The “walking bus” leaves Wednesday, October 8, at 7:30 am, from the Library’s rear parking lot and travels to Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary.

“Walk to School Day” events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools, and the broader community.

Guests slated to participate include:

Get the details!

11/5: Vote in the General Election

 

Exercise your right to vote!

  • October 6, 2014: Voter registration deadline for November General Election
  • November 4, 2014: General Election Day

Learn about statewide issues and get voter information from:

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.