Handmade penguin 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 felt penguin 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 Connie Frecker at 614-486-2954.

One of America’s best libraries—again!


The Grandview Heights Public Library has been recognized as one of the best public libraries in America, earning its sixth consecutive 5-star rating and ranking second in the nation in its category!

The Library Journal Index of Public Library Service identified 263 “star” libraries in its America’s Star Libraries 2013. It is based on 2011 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, four other Franklin County library systems received star ratings:

Learn about our Library Journal five-star ratings in: 201220112010, and 2009 (Round One and Two).

Learn about our Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings Top 10 rankings in: 2010 (#3), 2009 (#4), and 2008 (#9).
Questions? Call Administration at 614-486-2954.

Link to your favorite Library items


Finding great items on our catalog? Share links about them on your favorite social media websites!

Just click the orange “Share” button to the right of your item selection and choose your favorite site—Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, email, and many more. Your shared post will include a thumbnail picture and link to the item.

Start a conversation with friends about your favorite books, movies, and music you find at the Grandview Library!

Join the Grandview Library’s social media pages. 

Digital scanning and fax station


Digital scanning and faxing are now available at a special station in Reference!

  • Digital scanning is free!
    • Please limit use to 15 minutes when others are waiting.
    • Send your scanned document (for free) to:
      • Email
      • Smartphone/tablet (you must have a QR code reader app downloaded to your phone)
      • Google Docs
      • USB
      • SkyDrive (Microsoft docs)
      • B&W printer ($.10 per page) or color printer ($.25 per page).
  • FAX: $1 per page (U.S. and Canada only).
  • Coin-operated station accepts $5 and $1 paper bills, and $.25, $.10, and $.05 coins.

Enjoy this terrific new service at the Grandview Library!

NOV. 5: Vote in the General Election


Exercise your right to vote!

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.

Penguin Group e-books available


Download e-books by Nora Roberts, Lisa Gardner, Harry Coben, Robin Cook, and many more!

More than 2,000 e-books from publisher Penguin Group are now available throughDigital Downloads from our Digital Library.

Many of these titles are available for Kindle! (NOTE: A USB cable is required to download Penguin titles to your Kindle; they cannot be downloaded wirelessly.)

Affordable Care Act information


Learn more about the Affordable Care Act (ACA)!

Beginning October 1, 2013, open enrollment begins for ACA, a new law which requires every American to have health insurance; financial assistance is available depending upon economic status.

Certified “Navigators” from the Ohio Association of Foodbanks (an Ohio agency officially providing ACA information) will give an information session and Q&A at the Library on Monday, October 28, from 6-8 pm, in the Meeting Room.


  • ONLINE: www.Healthcare.gov
  • TELEPONE: 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325; Various languages: 1-800-318-2596)
  • MAIL: Health Insurance Marketplace, 1005 XYZ Drive, Washington DC 20005
  • Through a Navigator at the Ohio Benefit Bank Hotline: 1-800-648-1176


Grandview Heights Public Library staff are not trained or licensed to provide advice or to assist you in selecting a specific health plan, but can provide information and direction to public resources about the Affordable Care Act that will help you make your own choices.

E-readers available for loan


Preloaded e-readers are now available to borrow – and to take home!

Five Barnes & Noble Nooks and two Apple iPad Minis feature a collection of bestsellers.

Plus, each Nook is designated with books from a particular genre:

  • Nook 1 — Romance
  • Nook 2 — Mystery/Suspense
  • Nook 3 — History/Biography
  • Nook 4 — Fiction Bestsellers
  • Nook 5 — Nonfiction Bestsellers

Both Minis include books in all of these genres, as well as graphic novels.

Also, you can also browse the Internet on the iPad Minis. (You will need a wireless connection.)

Each e-reader circulates for 28 days with one renewal (if there are no holds). Late fines are $3/day.

E-readers are available at the Reference desk. All you need is a Grandview Library card in good standing and a state-issued ID.

Check out an e-reader today!

SPECIAL THANKS to the Tri-Village Noon Lions Club for donating an iPad Mini (which can be used by visually-impaired patrons) and for providing Braille instructions for them, and to the Kiwanis Club of Northwest Columbus for donating an iPad Mini.

LAPTOPS AVAILABLE FOR IN-LIBRARY USE. 10 PC laptops are available to check out at the Reference desk (for in-library use only).

HAVE YOUR OWN DEVICE? Download books, magazine, music, and more onto your own device at Digital Downloads, available any time through ghpl.org.

TUE, SEPT 17: The Big Give

Grow the Grandview Library Foundation’s Endowment Fund during a special, 24-hour online giving event called The Big Give, presented by The Columbus Foundation.

Beginning at 11 am on Tuesday, September 17:

Plus, there is a $1 million bonus pool that could amplify your donations!

The Columbus Foundation is covering all credit card fees, so 100% of donations go to directly to the Endowment Fund. Major credit cards accepted. Gifts begin at the $20 level.
Thank you for supporting your Library!

The Big Give is powered by PowerPhilanthropy, the Columbus Foundation’s online resource of 600 nonprofits working to strengthen and improve our communities.
The Grandview Library Foundation’s Endowment Fund was established through the Columbus Foundation in 1993 to enhance the Library’s ability to meet the information, educational, and recreational needs of our community.


Youth artwork on display


Awesome art made by young artists from Ohio Craft Museum‘s summer camp is on display in Youth Service!

Each of these hand-made Canvas Books and Vacation Memory Mini-Quilts reveal a special tale in pictures and words!
The show continues through Labor Day.