The Grand Rapids Public Library is governed by a publicly elected Board of Library Commissioners.

What guides us and gives us purpose.


From strategic plans to annual reports, you’ll see where we’ve been and where we’re headed.

The library has been a part of our community since 1871. Find out what’s happened since Ulysses S. Grant was president.

The library is continually building relationships with key organizations in order to promote literacy, education, and library usage.

Celebrating 150 years in 2021.

Sowing seeds of success in 2020.

Explore further at GRPL in 2019.

View our highlights from 2018.

2017 was a big year for us.