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Strategic Framework 2019 – 2022

This isn’t your momma’s strategic plan. In the past, strategic plans were based on best practices and metrics. Our new strategic framework is informed by civic goals and citizen concerns. In-depth interviews, focus groups, and community meetings have revealed...
Postmarked: The African American Stamp on History

Postmarked: The African American Stamp on History

Come view the exhibit, Postmarked: The African American Stamp on History, on Level 4 of the Main Library through February 28, 2019. The U.S. Postal Service and the members of the Citizen‘s Stamp Advisory Committee set the eligibility criteria to commemorate people on...
Honor a deceased loved one

Honor a deceased loved one

Build an altar to honor a deceased loved one. An important part of any Día de los Muertos celebration is making an altar to honor loved ones who have passed away. After the altar is built, offerings (ofrendas) are then left at the altar. Some of the items the person...
Storytimes

Storytimes

Storytimes Smart kids start here. The Grand Rapids Public Library offers fun and educational storytimes for children ages birth – 5 years old. Virtual storytimes. Join us for a suite of storytime experiences that can be enjoyed from anywhere! Our new series,...
2020 Summer Reading Challenge

2020 Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge 2020 June 15 – September 12, 2020 Choose your own summer adventure with the Grand Rapids Public Library! Do you like to move? Do you like puzzles? Are you an artist? Pick your favorite activities this summer to reveal which of our four teams...