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Love the Library? Become a Library Commissioner

The Grand Rapids Public Library’s Board of Library Commissioners is seeking candidates to fill two seats.

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Closed Today: Madison Square Branch

Due to a power outage, the branch is closed on Saturday, March 11.

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Delayed Opening Due to Weather

All library locations will open at 11 am today.

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Volunteer for one of our biggest events, Taste of Soul Sunday!

Every year, the Grand Rapids Public Library organizes and hosts an event called “Taste of Soul Sunday.” It is a day to explore and celebrate African American culture and history, full of great entertainment, food, and education. It takes a lot of work, so we’re offering this exciting volunteer opportunity! As a volunteer, you will monitor rooms and lines, […]

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Show your library love!

Show your library love by making a donation to the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation!

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Holiday closings at the Grand Rapids Public Library

Library Holiday Closings

Stock up on your favorite books, movies, music before the holidays

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Alert: Library Catalog Upgrade

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

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All locations closed on Thursday, November 24, 2016

For the Thanksgiving holiday

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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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Black Women Connect GR Pop-Up Discussion

Do you need a safe space to connect with others about events happening around the nation? Black Women Connect, an affinity group, with The Chamber of Commerce will be holding a pop-up discussion and reflection about race relations and violence in our country. This event is open to all members of the community and will be held on […]

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