Grand Valley Historical Photos on Ohio Memory

On Thursday October 5 and November 9 at 5:30 p.m., the library will present a program on accessing our Valley Memories Collection of historic photographs. Our collection consists of close to 500 photographs which have been digitized and posted to the Ohio Memory website through the Ohio History Center which is based in Columbus, Ohio. This is a work in progress as we are continually added data to the collection.  

Please plan to join us as we search the website and discover images from the area’s past. The public is invited to add additional commentary to the collection through the website which can be accessed at: 

This program is made possible in part from a LSTA grand awarded by the State Library of Ohio and is in collaboration with Ohio Memory through the Ohio History Center in Columbus. 


History Happenings

Did you know we have a copy of the Orwell News from 1896 in our local history collection? It was mailed to the library ten years ago from Cooperstown, NY by a man who was renovating his house. He found it in the floorboards of that home, and was kind enough to mail it back to us.


Currently, we are working to digitize some of the historical photos that were donated to us by the Ray Fry family. At some point, they will be available to the public through our website.