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Wednesday, 28 June, 2017



Library Event Calendar

A Year in the Wilderness
Start on: 06/29/17 06:00pm
Summer Book Time at 10:00 (7/3)
Start on: 07/ 3/17 12:00am
Library closed!
Start on: 07/ 4/17 12:00am
Down By the River (7/6)
Start on: 07/ 6/17 10:00am

@ Your Library™

Dance @ your Library

Dance @your library By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director   On Friday the James Sewell Ballet will perform at the Reif Center. A few years ago I went to their performance at the Reif Center and it was fabulous. Check out some of

Teen Summer Reading @ your Library

Teen Summer Reading @your library By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director School’s out! That means it’s time for TEEN SUMMER READING at the library. Teens can participate by picking up a reading log in the library and keeping  track of the

Grass You Don't Have to Mow @ your Library

Grass You Don’t Have to Mow @ your Library By Will Richter, Reference Librarian   Announcing a special Legacy event at Grand Rapids Area Library: Leaves of Grass Illuminated with guest presenter Patrick Scully.  This one-man show reveals the complexity of the life,

Right Book @ your Library

The Right Book @ Your Library I had to walk away. Politely, of course, and professionally; but escape was foremost in my mind. A young man had gathered enough courage to approach me at my desk, to ask if I might





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Open Burning / Burning Permits are issued for piled materials such as trees and brush.
Burning of leaves prohibited.; Notwithstanding the provisions of Minn. Stat. §§ 88.16, 88.17 and 88.22, the open burning of dried leaves is hereby prohibited.
The city has determined that the burning of leaves is an ineffective means to disposes of leaves. As well, this practice has been determined to be contrary to the health, safety, welfare, and... read more
What your family needs to know.
In a disaster, local officials and relief workers cannot reach everyone immediately. Help may not arrive for hours or days. You and your family need to be prepared ahead of time because you won't have time to shop or search for the supplies you will need when a disaster strikes. 
FACT: Most disasters are natural disasters, the result of some force of nature, such as tornadoes,... read more
The Building Safety Division of the Community Development Department is responsible for new construction plan review and inspection to ensure the proper installation of life safety requirements, fire alarms, extinguishing systems, and to assist with pre-fire scene planning for the volunteer firefighters.  The Fire Inspector also conducts routine fire inspections for commercial, industrial, and apartment buildings to ensure public safety and health and to obtain updated information on hazardous materials... read more

Information provided courtesy of National Fire Protection Association

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The Grand Rapids Fire Department is rich in history and tradition, and our members have continued to serve their community with pride, courage and integrity for more than 115 years.

In March of 1893, the first Pokegama Hotel burned to the ground. At that time, Grand Rapids did not have a regular fire department, but the village did own a chemical engine and hook and ladder equipment (valued at $2,000). However,... read more