Love the Library? Become a Library Commissioner

Do you love the Grand Rapids Public Library and feel passionate about the services it provides to the citizens of Grand Rapids? If so, please consider running to be a Library Commissioner.

This publicly elected board has two seats up for election in November 2017. Interested parties should be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the City of Grand Rapids. The deadline to file to run is Tuesday, April 25 at 4:00 pm. Individuals who wish to run for the Grand Rapids Public Library Board must either obtain a minimum of forty (40) and no more than one-hundred (100) valid signatures on petition forms or submit a non-refundable fee of $100.00 to the Grand Rapids City Clerk’s Office. To learn more about filing to run, please contact the City Clerk’s office.

A publicly elected Board of Library Commissioners governs the Grand Rapids Public Library. The seven Commissioners are elected to 6-year terms. Board meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. and are open to the public.

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