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Board of Library Commissioners

James Botts

James Botts

President

1407 Mackinaw Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

M. Jade VanderVelde

M. Jade VanderVelde

Vice President/Secretary

330 Greenwich Rd NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Rachel Anderson

Rachel Anderson

200 College Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

William Baldridge

William Baldridge

1157 E Chippewa Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Sophia Ward Brewer

Sophia Ward Brewer

1734 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Ivory Lenhert

Ivory Lenhert

1547 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Caralee Witteveen-Lane

Caralee Witteveen-Lane

1230 Calvin Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

The Grand Rapids Public Library is governed by a publicly elected Board of Library Commissioners.

Board meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 4:00 pm at the Main Library, 111 Library St NE, in the Board Room on Level 5, unless otherwise specified (*). All regular meetings are open to the public and public comment is welcome when the meeting begins, and again when the meeting concludes. You can see the current agenda here or the meeting minutes below.

You can contact the board members directly here.

The Board of Library Commissioners will have Special Meetings on Friday, January 19 at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 25 at 3:00 pm, and Friday, January 26 at 9:00 am.

 

Meeting Schedule

2018 Meeting Schedule

January 30, 2018

February 27, 2018

March 27, 2018

April 24, 2018

May 29, 2018

June 26, 2018

July 31, 2018

August 28, 2018

September 25, 2018

October 30, 2018

November 27, 2018

December 18, 2018*

 
2017 Meeting Schedule

January 31, 2017

February 28, 2017

March 28, 2017

April 25, 2017

May 30, 2017

June 6, 2017

June 27, 2017

July 25, 2017

August 24, 2017*

August 29, 2017

September 12, 2017*

September 13, 2017*

September 26, 2017

October 4, 2017*

October 10, 2017*

October 31, 2017

November 14, 2017*

November 28, 2017

December 12, 2017*

 
2016 Meeting Schedule

January 26, 2016

February 23, 2016

March 29, 2016

April 26, 2016

May 31, 2016

June 28, 2016

July 26, 2016

August 15, 2016*

August 30, 2016

September 27, 2016

October 25, 2016

November 29, 2016

December 20, 2016*