NEW! Early Literacy iPads

August 27, 2014

Youth Services now has four new iPad stations, purchased with a donation from Stauf’s Coffee Roasters in Grandview!

The iPads are preloaded with educational apps that assist in learning early literacy skills such as the ABCs, counting, and storytelling.

The iPads are recommended for ages 2-6 and will not allow
access to the Internet.

Stop in to play, discover, learn, and have fun!

Learn more about giving to the Grandview Library at

Automatic holds on popular authors


Get automatic holds for new titles from our list of popular authors!

10/25: Pumpkin Run affects Library traffic

August 7, 2014

The 36th Annual Great Pumpkin Run 5K race will take place Saturday, October 25, at 9 am!

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!

Library offers free WiFi in parks


Enjoy free wireless Internet service (WiFi) at select Grandview Parks and Recreation facilities, provided by the Grandview Heights Public Library!





EVENTS: Fall 2014


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

Join us for great programs, live music, and fun for all ages as we continue to celebrate our 90th birthday.


08/04-25: Sweatin’ to the Oldies
10/13: What They Were Watching in 1924
10/20-11/17: They Were Born in 1924


09/18: The Salty Caramels
10/16: Matt Munhall
11/04: Bella Ruse


09/16: Backyard Conservation
09/23: The Winter Garden
09/25: The Tragedy of the Lidice Massacre
10/14: Digital Photography Basics
10/19: Local History at Your Fingertips
10/21: The Art of Paper Folding
11/06: Presidential Libraries
11/11: Kahiki Supper Club
11/13: Colorwork Coasters


09/15: Red Cross Blood Drive
10/24-26: Friends’ Fall Book & AV Sale
11/15: Friends’ Usborne Book Sale
11/21-12/11: Salvation Army Food Drive


9/5, 10/3, 11/7: Friday Movies
9/8-10/20: After School Yoga
9/12-10/17: Story Time Yoga
9/19, 10/17, 11/21: Friday Fundays
10/10-11: Stuffed Animal Library Adventure
10/30: Howlin’ Halloween


09/03, 10/01, 11/5: Teen Open Mic Night
09/23: T-shirt Reconstruction
10/28: Monster Mash
11/18: Mockingjay Party


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

Note: Our event seasons now occur quarterly.

MAY 24: Traffic limited during parade


This year’s Memorial Day Parade will take place on Saturday, May 24, at 10 am.

There will be marching bands, floats, and service organizations, as the city salutes our servicemen and servicewomen during this annual celebration.

Enjoy the parade, and enjoy the holiday weekend!

  • The parade begins 10 am at Cambridge Boulevard & First Avenue, and continues down First Avenue to Oxley Road.
  • Some streets, including a portion of Grandview Avenue, will be closed from 9-11:30 am. Automobile access to the Library will be limited during this time. You may approach the Library from the south, or park and cross First Avenue by foot.

Questions? Call Circulation at 614-486-2951 or Grandview Parks & Recreation Department at 614-488-3111.

Renew your Community Rewards

Renew or register for Kroger Community Rewards!

All Kroger shoppers who have elected to participate in the Kroger Community Rewards program to benefit the Grandview Library Endowment Fund must RE-ENROLL to continue earning rewards for May 1, 2014—April 30, 2015.

Not enrolled? Sign up and help the Library! It’s free. And enrolling does not impact your ability to earn Kroger Fuel Rewards or Kroger MasterCard rebates.

  • Visit
  • Click “Sign In” or “Create an Account”
  • Click “Enroll Now”
  • Support the Endowment Fund by entering “90196” when prompted.

The Grandview Library Endowment Fund has received approximately $5,400 since November 2009 from the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Please encourage friends and family to participate.

Thank you for supporting the Library!

Questions? Contact the Grandview Library Foundation at or call 1-800-KROGERS regarding the Rewards Program.

April 4-8: Library card required

From April 4-8, our computer system will experience some service disruptions as new members are added to the Central Library Consoritum (CLC).

During this time:

  • Grandview Library patrons will need their Grandview Library card to check out items at the Grandview Library.
  • Account information and item holds through our catalog will be unavailable.
  • We will not be able to check in items, place holds, renew items, or pay fines. No items will be due during this time.
  • Delivery of consortium items may experience delays during this time.
  • WIFI and Internet computers at the Library will be available.

All CLC library systems (including new members) will be offline during this time.

We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to welcoming new libraries to the consortium and offering patrons access to more than 4 million items!

Herb & Vegetable Plant Sale


It’s the 2nd Annual Herb & Vegetable Plant Sale, presented from the Friends of the Grandview Library.

Purchase some today and enjoy an abundance of delicious, healthy food this summer while helping the Library!

  • $3.50 each or $32 for 10-pack (you can mix and match).
  • Prepayment required. Orders must be received by Tuesday, April 15. Pay by cash or check (payable to: Friends of the Grandview Library) at the Circulation desk along with your order form (PDF). Orders without payment will not be processed.
  • Pick-up day is Saturday, May 10, from 10 am-2 pm, on the Library Lawn. No extra plants will be for sale this day.
  • Questions? Contact Friends member Tracy Garrett at 614-488-4758 or email

Herbs (in three-inch pots)

  • Basil – Lemon
  • Basil – Sweet
  • Chives
  • Cilantro-Coriander
  • Dill
  • Lavender – Provence
  • Lemon Grass
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Mint – Mojito
  • Mint – Peppermint
  • Mint – Spearmint
  • Oregano – Hot & Spicy
  • Oregano – Italian
  • Parsley – Curled
  • Parsley – Italian Flat Leaf
  • Rosemary – Arp
  • Rosemary – Tuscan Blue
  • Sage – Common
  • Sage – Purple
  • Stevia
  • Tarragon – French
  • Thyme – Lemon
  • Thyme – French Summer

Vegetables (in four-inch pots)

  • Cucumbers – Burpless Supreme
  • Cucumbers – Bush
  • Cucumbers – Straight Eight
  • Eggplant – Black Beauty
  • Onion Sets (75 count)
  • Peppers – California Wonder
  • Peppers – Jalapeno
  • Peppers – Orange Bell
  • Peppers – Poblano
  • Peppers – Sweet Banana
  • Pumpkin – Howdin
  • Strawberries – Sparkle Springbare
  • Squash – Straight Neck Yellow
  • Tomato – Amish Paste
  • Tomato – Beefsteak
  • Tomato – Brandywine Red
  • Tomato – Burpee Big Boy
  • Tomato – Early Girl
  • Tomato – La Roma 3 Red
  • Tomato – Lemon Cherry

4.5 million items and growing


On April 9, Bexley Public Library, London Public Library, and Upper Arlington Public Library will join the Central Library Consortium (CLC), offering patrons more than 4.5 million items!

The CLC is a collaboration among 14 Central Ohio library systems, including the Grandview Library*. Benefits include:

  • Cost and resource sharing among libraries
  • Patrons can request items from any member libraries’ collections
  • Faster delivery of library materials

Join us in welcoming these new member libaries and enjoy access to more materials!

 The Grandview Library is a founding CLC member and the Administering Library. The CLC was founded in 1988, funded by an LSTA grant written in part by the Grandview Library, and was among the first in Ohio to institute daily delivery among the members to share materials and to do cooperative licensing of databases. 
NOTE: April 4-8:

  • Account information and item holds through our catalog will be unavailable, as we add new member libraries to our computer system.
  • Grandview Library patrons will need their Grandview Library card to check out items at the Grandview Library.
  • We will not be able to check in items, place holds, renew items, or pay fines. No items will be due during this time.
  • Delivery of consortium items may experience delays during this time.
  • WIFI and Internet computers at the Library will be available.