Work at GRPL: Librarian I (Local History)

If you are interested in this position, please apply here. GRPL is currently welcoming applications for a full-time librarian in its Grand Rapids History & Special Collections department.   A nationally recognized and innovative leader in library service, Grand Rapids Public Library believes in the power of knowledge to transform both individuals and communities for the […]

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Work at GRPL: Library Page (Communications) (Part-time)

Grand Rapids Public Library believes in the power of knowledge to transform both individuals and communities for the better. A nationally recognized and innovative leader in public library service, GRPL is currently welcoming applications for a part-time Library Page in our Communications department. We are looking for someone to join our team who can provide […]

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It’s Time to Turn Over a New Leaf

Bring a friend to the library to get a GRPL card and get up to $25 off your library fines.

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An Evening with Veta Smith Tucker

Join us Tuesday, September 13th at 7 p.m. to hear literary and public historian Veta Smith Tucker as she discusses her recently published work, A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland. The Detroit River corridor was an important aspect of the underground railroad movement, as fugitive slaves fled […]

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Screen Printing Extravaganza!

Are you a teen who participated in our Summer Reading Challenge Program? Please come to our Screen Printing Party to pick up your finishing prize, eat some snacks, do an activity, and try…. screen printing! We’ve partnered with WMCAT and their Ambrose Apprentices to provide teens with an opportunity to try screen printing their own notebooks. […]

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An Evening with Author W. Bruce Cameron

Meet the author of The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man on Tuesday, August 23.

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All locations closed Monday, September 5, 2016

The Madison Square, Ottawa Hills, Van Belkum, and West Side Branches are also closed on Saturday, September 3.

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Fall Pre-reading classes at the library!

What’s so special about pre-reading storytime classes at the Grand Rapids Public Library? They are free, they are fun, and we know your child will learn so much! Each class features literacy-rich activities such as songs, stories, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Come join us each week for a fun filled class. Here’s our fall preview […]

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Notice: Board of Library Commissioners have scheduled a Special Meeting

NOTICE: The Board of Library Commissioners have scheduled a Special Meeting for Monday, August 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm. For more information related to the GRPL’s board, please visit the board webpage.

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Did you finish your challenge?

Pick up your prize before September 5, 2016!

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