Alert: Library Catalog Upgrade

Catalog and digital material will not be available Dec. 18 from 5:00 pm – midnight.

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The Winter Wonderland Puppet Concert

Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe will be at Yankee Clipper Branch this Saturday!

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Oh the weather outside is frightful…

Sign up today for the Winter Reading Challenge!

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An Evening with Kevin Keefe: Twelve-Twenty Five

Learn about the life and times of a World War II-era steam engine.

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Fun Songs to Sing

As a nanny, I try to incorporate music as much as possible into my daily routine. Not just for the kids enjoyment, but for my sanity as well! Music is a great way to calm the mind and reduce stress. For music that adults can enjoy as well as the kids, I love Jack Johnson’s […]

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Music in the Stacks: Jes Kramer

Join us for a musical interlude in the library.

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Fun Spanish Books to Read Together!

Have you ever wanted to read books in Spanish to your child but were unsure of where to start? The Grand Rapids Public Library has a great collection of Spanish picture books. Many of them are bilingual, allowing for parents or the child to read the story in both languages! As the library gears up […]

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All locations closed on Thursday, November 24, 2016

For the Thanksgiving holiday

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From morning ’till fried chicken. Eating on the Northeast side (but mostly Plainfield Ave.)

Growing up on GR’s northwest side and going to elementary school on the northeast side has nothing to do with this post, other than the fact that I was within walking distance of some of these restaurants. I do venture a little outside the boundary of GR here. It is not by choice, but by […]

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Fun Activities to Build Fine Motor Skills!

Possibly one of my favorite moments as a new aunt is when my nephew wraps his little fingers around a piece of my shirt. Within their first year, babies will begin to use the pincer grasp, to grab small objects from your finger to a rattle. Grasping objects help children develop fine motor skills which […]

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