Again this holiday season, the Grandview Heights Public Library will offer a way to support the library while honoring or remembering those who are dear.

Again this holiday season, the Grandview Heights Public Library will offer a way to support the library while honoring or remembering those who are dear.

The library sets up a Remembrance Tree in its atrium during the holidays each year.

Library patrons can make a donation to purchase an ornament to hang on the tree and pay tribute to someone special.

"It's become a nice tradition for people to honor the memory of a family member or friend during the holiday season," said Connie Frecker, the library's public relations associate.

The Remembrance Tree serves as a low-key fundraiser to support the library and its services.

"It's not a huge fundraising campaign for us," Frecker said. "It's more of a sentimental campaign."

Ornaments are available for a minimum donation of $15.

Order forms are available at the library's website, and in the atrium and circulation desk at the library.

For many years, the ornaments for the tree were knitted by Nancy Kukla.

With Kukla's death earlier this year, Michele Reinhart, a member of the library's reference department, has stepped up to create the handmade mitten ornaments that adorn the tree this season.

Reinhart said knitting the ornaments is her way of honoring Kukla's memory.

"I wanted to do it as a tribute to Nancy," she said. "She devoted so much time and effort supporting the library over the years."

An avid knitter, Reinhart said she has had the mitten pattern for several years.

"I found it in the knitting box I have. It's designed to be a Christmas ornament," she said. "It seemed like a perfect choice for the Remembrance Tree."