Celebrating 100 Years of Grand Service
“This is the bestest thing the big people have ever done.”
–Spoken by one of our youngest patrons upon seeing the children’s library entrance for the first time.
Grandview Library ● 500 W. Main St. ● Grandview, WA ● 98930
Everyone who took part in this year’s program, either by keeping a reading beaker or attending “Summer Science Fun” Thursdays, is invited to join us Thursday, July 31 from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm at the “End-of-Summer Mad Science Party” in the library’s program room. There will be games, experiments, and other activities, as well as goodies and stories and each summer reader in attendance will receive a free book.
Grandview Celebrated in New Book
Assistant librarian Ruth A. Dirk is Grandview’s newest author. She shares a part of Grandview history using vintage photographs in her new book Images of America: Grandview. The book, published by Arcadia Publishing, will be released August 4.
“Images of America: Grandview is a snapshot of the early days of dry and arid Eastern Washington in general and the Yakima Valley in particular, a time when local and federal irrigation projects turned the area into one of the nation’s finest agriculture regions. The majority of the images used in this book are from the ‘Grandview Historical Collection’ located in the R.E. Powell Museum and Grandview Library while much of the information is taken from Grandview pioneer reminiscences and early issues of the Grandview Herald.”
Grandview Library staff will be hosting a book signing Friday, August 8, from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Yakima Valley Vintners Tasting Room, on the Yakima Valley Community College Grandview campus. Books will be able for purchase at the event.
Friends of Grandview Library Offer Limited Edition Wines
Through the Library’s partnership with Yakima Valley Community College and its teaching winery, Yakima Valley Vintners, the Friends of Grandview Library are making available, for a limited time, custom labeled wines. Stop by Yakima Valley Vintners on the corner of Grandridge and Wine Country Road in Grandview to pick up a few bottles for your next event. Winery and Tasting Room Hours Friday 3:30-5:30 Saturday 11:30-5:30 2012 Grandview Library Centennial Riesling $12.00
This crisp Riesling carries aromas of apples, pears, and undertones of guava. Enjoy this German-style wine while relaxing on your porch with your favorite book. 2008 Grandview Library Centennial Cabernet Sauvignon $19.00
This wine, aged in French oak barrels, has bold fruit flavors guaranteeing its perfect accompaniment to a steak or chocolate or even a good book. SILVER MEDAL WINNER: 2012 Washington State Wine Competition
30% of the proceeds from the sale of this wine will go directly to Friends of Grandview Library to be used for library programs.
Celebrating 100 Years of Grand Service, 1914-2014
On April 12, 1914 the Library Committee of the Grandview Women’s Improvement Club voted to spend $50.00 to start a library as their first club project. In May of that year, they received their first donation of books, ordered 1,000 book pockets, and received a cash donation of $1.00.
From an upstairs room in the Swain Building to a short period at City Hall, several decades in our own Bleyhl Community Library building and finally a beautiful new building through our partnership with Yakima Valley Community College, a strong library presence has been felt in Grandview.
In 2014, Grandview Library celebrates 100 years of offering good reading, good company, and a good place to spend an afternoon.
Try out a sample Anytime Library book by clicking on the book icon below or go directly to Anytime Library to check it out.
Microsoft IT Academy
Grandview Library, in collaboration with Microsoft Corporation, the Washington State Library, Office of Secretary State and the Washington State Legislature, is proud to provide Washington state residents’ with free access to the Microsoft IT Academy. Click here or the Microsoft IT Academy button above to go to the program page.
Starting this fall, Washington residents will have a new way to find, compare and enroll in health insurance. It’s called Washington Healthplanfinder, and it gives individuals, families, and small business owners the confidence to choose the plan that best fits their needs and their budget. Washington Healthplanfinder offers:
- Apples-to-apples comparisons of health insurance plans
- Financial help to pay for copays and premiums
- Expert customer support online, by phone, or in-person through a local organization, insurance broker or agent
The Grandview Library Collection documents the founding and development of the city of Grandview, located in Washington State’s fertile Yakima Valley. Local tradition tells us that on a bright Indian summer morning in 1905, two men on horseback, Elza Dean and F.L. Pitman, pulled their mounts to a halt halfway between then new towns of Sunnyside and Prosser. They saw Snipes Mountain rising in the foreground, and the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier were outlined against the sky. “It’s a grand view!”
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