Meet the New GRPL Director John McNaughton

Meet the New GRPL Director John McNaughton

The Board of Library Commissioners, with the assistance of the search firm Bradbury Miller Associates, voted unanimously to name John J. McNaughton as the new Library Director. McNaughton will replace long-time Grand Rapids Public Library Director Marcia A. Warner,...
Academy Awards Reading List

Academy Awards Reading List

The nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were announced and, other than watching a lot of movies from now to March 4, you can get books that were the basis for the films nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman The Disaster Artist by...
A Journal Comes Home

A Journal Comes Home

The Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department has recently been the recipient of a fascinating piece of early Grand Rapids history. John Loren Page (1926-1987) possessed a journal kept by his great-grandfather, Loren Marsh Page, one of Grand Rapids...
Fun Spanish Books to Read Together!

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...
Fun Activities to Build Fine Motor Skills!

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...