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Local History Available Online

The Grove City Library's Reference/Adult Services Department maintains a joint collection of local historical images with the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society.

Using a tool called Content DM, reference staff are making these images available online for the first time to the public. The online collection can be accessed through SPL's home page. Under "Digital Image Collection," click the "Enter" button to access the website. The same link appears under "Research" and "eBooks and more."

New images will be continually added to the online collection from the more than 6,000 images that are currently part of the archive.

For more information about the collection, contact the Reference Department at 614-875-6716 ext. 503 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Reservations of space growing at rapid pace

Did you know you can now book a library meeting room through the SPL website? Communications Manager Mark Dubovec discusses this and more in the latest edition of "Off the Shelf" appearing in the Grove City Record this week.

To read the column, click here.

Max makes friends, finds foes

The K-9 Unit of the Grove City Police Division visited the Grove City Library recently and will return on Tuesday, April 4, at 4:30 p.m.

For more information on the visit, check out Alan Froman's article in the Grove City Record. To read it, click here.

Friends of the Library Special Event

The Friends of Southwest Public Libraries will hold its first special event of the 2017 season from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at Grove City Library.


Local author Janet Shailer will read her children's book "Turtle Rescue at Waterlemon Cay" while artist Gina Perry, who illustrated the book, will lead an art project with a turtle theme. Additionally, marine biologist Megan Seese will talk about her work with baby sea turtles and show slides.


Every child who attends will receive a free copy of the book. No reservations are necessary.

Causes of World War I

Grove City Library will host "Causes of World War I" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16.

World War I toppled empires, redrew world maps and shaped the course of history.  But what brought about this cataclysmic conflict? The events leading up to the outbreak of The Great War are varied and complex.

Please join local author Jeffrey T. Owens for an overview of the political and global events that led up to World War I.

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