Genealogy 101

Our genealogy program, on Tuesday, January 15, will be led by Melissa Cole, our local family history specialist. We will discuss family trees, charts, organizing, and searching for those patrons beginning their family history research. Please call or stop by the library to register for this 5:30-6:30 p.m. program.

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. – 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.