New Lyme Institute Diploma


  The Grand Valley History Room recently acquired William Nelson Gamlin’s Bachelor of Science diploma from the New Lyme Institute which was a prominent higher learning facility in New Lyme, OH during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The New Lyme Institute taught many subjects such as science, business, English, and agriculture. We thank the Cloyce Griffin family for donating this  piece to our collection.

Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

Our One Book, One County program invites all people who work or live in Ashtabula County to join in a conversation about the opioid epidemic affecting our county.

The goal this fall is to engage the entire county in A Journey to Health and Healing through the reading and exploration of Sam Quinones’ award-winning book, Dreamland: the True Tale of America’s Opioid Epidemic. The Christian Science Monitor says Dreamland is “a book that every American should read”.

County residents are encouraged to read the book and make a point of attending at least one of the many One Book, One County programs.

One Book, One County programs

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
“We Do Recovery” 6:30 p.m.-8:00p.m.
Ashtabula Public Library

Film screening and panel discussion with the survivors depicted in the film.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
“Hidden in Plain Sight” 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Jefferson High School

Experience Bath and Copley Township Police Departments’ construction of what appears to be the bedroom of the average teenager, but items that are taken for granted as usual accessories may actually be signals that the teenager could be involved in risky and even illegal activity including substance abuse, underage drinking, eating disorders, sexual activity and more

For those 18 years old and up only.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018
“We Do Recovery” 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Austinburg Town Hall

Film screening followed by a presentation from the Ashtabula County Overdose Task Force.

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018

Dreamland Book Discussion 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Ashtabula Library

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018

Dreamland Book Discussion 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Geneva Library

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018
“We Do Recovery” 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Lenox Township Community Center

Film screening followed by a presentation from the Ashtabula County Overdose Task Force.

Friday, Oct. 12, 2018
“We Do Recovery” 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Henderson Memorial Public Library

Film screening followed by a presentation from the Ashtabula County Overdose Task Force.

For more information please visit: – Online Software Training

Grand Valley Public Library is pleased to offer its cardholders access to’s library of instructional videos. As a Grand Valley Public Library cardholder you can access content from any computer with an internet connection simply by entering your library card number and 4 digit PIN#.



Log in via the GVPL log in link:
In the near future, a permanent link will be available from the GVPL homepage. 

After creating an account (which only requires your name and e-mail address), you can watch videos, create playlists, bookmark pages, and obtain Certificates of Completion (that can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile). Many courses also feature exercise files, so that if you’re watching a tutorial about Microsoft Excel you can follow the activity with downloadable, pre-populated Excel spreadsheet files.

What is

Now owned by LinkedIn, has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level.

Courses include:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
  • Adobe Create Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.)
  • Latest versions of popular operating systems such as Windows 10, iOS, Android, Linux
  • Coding and markup languages such as C, Java, Python, Ruby, MySQL, HTML, CSS and PHP
  • Business skills, communication, marketing and leadership
  • Data analysis, cloud computing, server management
  • Creative arts including photography, video editing 3D animation, and more also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, IT security specialist, project manager, or small business owner.