Tri-Village News

Library's boutique offers holiday gifts


Seventeen vendors will sell holiday gift items Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Grandview Heights Public Library.

The Friends of the Library will hold its second annual holiday boutique from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at the library, 1685 W. First Ave.

"We have a few more vendors participating than last year," said Lou Redden, Friends of the Library president.

"They will be selling handmade items like jewelry and candles and hand-knitted items that will make perfect holiday gifts."

The event serves as a fundraiser for the Friends, which supports and funds various library programs, services and expenses.

The Friends will receive 20 percent of up to the first $100 in sales each vendor makes at the boutique and 10 percent of the sales above $100, Redden said.

"We had a great response from the community last year," she said. "We've had a lot of people asking us if we were going to have the boutique again this year."

The Grandview Grind, the new coffeehouse that opened in the former Caribou Coffee location on Grandview Avenue, will be on hand selling coffee and muffins, Redden said.

Youngsters will be able to decorate ornaments and gift bags in a craft room and visit the Elf Shop, where they can secretly purchase gifts for their families, she said.

"We'll have a lot of nice, inexpensive items in the Elf Shop," Redden said. "I think the children will enjoy being able to shop on their own for gift items for their parents."