All locations closed Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day

Madison Square, Ottawa Hills, Van Belkum, and West Side are also closed on Saturday, May 25.

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Teen [Tech]Knowledgey Camp: Registration Begins!

Are you a current 7th or 8th grade Grand Rapids Public School Student looking for something fun to do this summer? Check Out our Teen [Tech]Knowledgey Camp. This is a free two-session camp where you will get your hands on a Nook (free for your use during the summer), try out digital film technology and […]

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“Modern as Tomorrow” – Mid Century Modern Along Michigan’s Roadside

To coincide with the Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America Exhibition & Symposium coming to Grand Rapids this Spring and Summer, the Local History Department has been featuring a series of displays on mid century modern architecture and design in Michigan. The first of these highlighted architect and builder James Bronkema. The newest display, done […]

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Fun activities to build tiny muscles!

Did you know that a baby’s rattle is helping that baby develop early literacy skills? I’m sure many of you do know this. If this sounds amazing to you, though, here is why. We are all aware of the pincer grasp in babies, that first grasp of your finger that happens when you place your […]

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Book Help: Common Health Issues of Children and Families

Part of Early Literacy is being healthy enough to learn.   Books can give you hints on keeping your family and children well.  It’s reassuring to know if something isn’t serious and when to call the doctor or not.  To be in-the-know, check out these books: General Family Health Information:             […]

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Do You “Need a Read?”

We all know that feeling, “What do I read now?”. Maybe the trilogy is over. Maybe the new book in the series won’t be out for another year. Maybe the author has only one amazing book and you want to read more like it. Maybe you just know there have to be other amazing alternate […]

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Your Next Great Read

Find author read-alikes and book recommendations for all ages

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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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