Saturday’s Bike Tune-Up and Community Ride.

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 am & 11:00 am Departs from the Main Library — 111 Library St NE Warmer weather means bicycle riding!  Join the Boston Square Community Bikes and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks on a 6.5-mile bike ride that will explore the parks and history of Grand Rapids.  Boston Square Community Bikes […]

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Book Fiesta

Celebrate Día de la Madre with dance performances, a bilingual storytime, crafts, and food.

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Grand Rapids Public Library Restructuring

The Grand Rapids Public Library is planning to restructure its internal operations beginning July 1, 2014. Using the guidelines set forth by the Board of Library Commissioners, the library will minimize the impact on the citizens of Grand Rapids by not closing any branches or cutting open hours. The library will transform its staffing model […]

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Celebrate Earth Day with Your Camera!

Nature Photography Walk Saturday, April 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm It’s going to be a beautiful weekend!  The snow has melted, the buds are forming, flowers are sprouting up everywhere, and there’s no longer any denying it: spring has arrived!   In celebration of Earth Week, the library is hosting photographer Dianne Carroll […]

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Job Posting

Position:  Library Assistant Department:  Reference and Adult Services Youth Services Rate of Pay:  $18.2556 to $19.7431 Hours:  Minimum of 20 hours / week (evening and weekend hours may be required) Posting Date:  April 16, 2014 Closing Date:  April 23, 2014 This is a posting for 2 open positions in the Library, the departments are named […]

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Market Research Series!

No matter what industry, business is all about risk. One of the ways you can minimize your risk is by understanding your industry, your market, and your competition. But how can you do this without spending the money you need to start or run your business in the first place? The Grand Rapids Public Library […]

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Singing!

Singing helps your child get ready to read! How’s that you ask? Engaging your child in singing everyday is one of five early literacy practices that experts have identified will help your child get ready to read. Songs are a natural and fun way to learn about language.  Singing develops great listening skills and helps […]

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Backyard Birding

It’s finally spring, and birds are flitting back from their summer homes.  If you’re wondering wondering how to attract the returning birds to your own backyard, join us on April 23rd at 7pm for our Backyard Birding program. Ed and Phil from the Grand Rapids Audubon club will give you tips on how to make […]

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Request for Proposal: Strategic Planning Facilitator

Four years of increasingly drastic budget cuts coupled with the advisability of shrinking the library budget to a level of sustainability has become our primary goal for 2014.  We recognize that tax capture and other economic tools detrimental to property tax growth are not going away and this also necessitates a new focus on core […]

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March Madness Library Style Champion!

The winner of GRPL’s second annual March Madness Library Style is I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai. Thanks for voting for this year’s top books. You can find a list of all of the competitors on the GRPL Pinterest page.

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