All locations closed on Monday, May 28

All library locations will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. Madison Square, Ottawa Hills, Van Belkum, and West Side branches are also closed on Saturday, May 26. The Main Library will be closed on Sundays in the summer starting Sunday, May 27. Sunday...

Stop by Our Branches to Meet Our New Director

In celebration of our new Director, John McNaughton, we would like to invite the community to stop by and say hello. During the week of May 7, we will be hosting a New Director Meet and Greet at all of our locations. Enjoy refreshments while you get to know John....
Meet the New GRPL Director John McNaughton

Meet the New GRPL Director John McNaughton

The Board of Library Commissioners, with the assistance of the search firm Bradbury Miller Associates, voted unanimously to name John J. McNaughton as the new Library Director. McNaughton will replace long-time Grand Rapids Public Library Director Marcia A. Warner,...
Library Director Search Update

Library Director Search Update

Two of our candidates, Dr. Matthew Hortt and Tonya Kennon, have withdrawn from consideration for the library director position. An additional candidate, John McNaughton, will go through the interview process on Tuesday, February 27. His presentation is open to the...