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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...
GRPL Librarian Wins 2016 "Mover and Shaker" Award

GRPL Librarian Wins 2016 "Mover and Shaker" Award

Jessica Anne Bratt of the Grand Rapids Public Library has been named a “Mover and Shaker” in the library industry by the national publication Library Journal. In its March issue, Library Journal named 54 outstanding professionals committed to providing excellent...