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All locations closed Monday, September 1

The Madison Square, Ottawa Hills, Van Belkum, and West Side Branches are also closed on Saturday, August 30.

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Meeting Notice: Board of Library Commissioners, August 11

The Board of Library Commissioners has scheduled a special meeting to discuss strategic planning for Monday, August 11, at 10:00 a.m. in the board room on the 5th level at the Main Library (111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503). This meeting is open to the public. For more information related to the library […]

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Cancellation Notice: Board of Library Commissioners Meeting 7/29

The regular meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners scheduled for Tuesday, July 29, at 5:30 p.m. has been canceled. The board meets on a monthly basis in the board room on the 5th level at the Main Library. The next meeting is scheduled for August 26 at 5:30 p.m. For more information related to […]

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Board of Library Commissioners June Meeting Date Change

The Board of Library Commissioners has changed the time of its regular meeting in June. The meeting will be at 5:30 pm on Monday, June 30, 2014. All regular meetings are open to the public. Public comment is welcome when the meeting begins and again when the meeting concludes. Board meetings are held at the […]

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Closed for Independence Day

All locations closed on Friday, July 4, 2014

Seymour, West Leonard and Yankee Clipper are also closed on Saturday, June 5.

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Closed for Independence Day

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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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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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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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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