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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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Come celebrate poetry!

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? And did you know that Grand Rapids has its very own Poet Lauereate? Come join us on April 3rd at 5:30pm at the Main library as L.S. Klatt is appointed Grand Rapids’ Poet Laureate. Klatt is a professor at Calvin College and his poetry has been […]

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All library location closed for Easter.

All library locations closed Sunday, April 20

All Grand Rapids Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, 2014 for Easter.

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Tax forms! Get your tax forms!

We have paper forms at all our locations and links to downloadable forms.

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All library locations will open at 1:00 pm due to the weather

All library locations will open at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 25 due to the weather. All morning events are canceled.

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Volunteers wanted for Taste of Soul 2014

The Library’s annual Taste of Soul program is coming up on Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 1:00-4:30.  As in years past we are in search of volunteers to help us with the program.  Some of the duties could include helping with the children’s craft, the teen event, answering questions, and monitoring food lines.   Beyond that […]

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GRPL is a VITA site

Or, the Grand Rapids Public Library is a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site. For those who qualify, you can schedule an appointment with specially-trained assistant on Monday evenings (appointments at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30), or Saturday mornings (appointments at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30). Be sure to call 2-1-1, as all scheduling is done through United […]

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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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Meeting Notice: Legislative Committee, November 22

The Board of Library Commissioners’ Legislative Committee has scheduled a meeting for Friday, November 22, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in the board room on the 5th level at the Main Library (111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503). State Representative Brandon Dillon is scheduled to be in attendance. This meeting is open to the […]

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Meeting Notice: Board of Library Commissioners, December 2

The Board of Library Commissioners has scheduled a budget information review for Monday, December 2, 2013, at 2:00 p.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 board, please […]

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