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Wednesday, 22 February, 2017



Library Event Calendar

Lego Club (2/21)
Start on: 02/21/17 03:30pm
Saturday Story Time! (M,A,M)
Start on: 02/25/17 10:15am
Anime Club (2/25)
Start on: 02/25/17 02:00pm
Book Time! (2/27)
Start on: 02/27/17 09:30am
Saturday Story Time! (M,A,M)
Start on: 03/ 4/17 10:15am

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Federal Tax Form Update

The program to supply public libraries with tax forms has been drastically cut.  Grand Rapids Area Library will receive VERY limited quantities of basic Federal forms and instructions.  The Library will have one book of reproducible Federal forms. The IRS

State of MN tax forms NOT available at Library

The Minnesota Department of Revenue will no longer provide state tax forms and instructions to libraries and counties beginning January 1, 2016.   Find Minnesota tax forms and instructions: www.revenue.state.mn.us 651-296-3781 or 1-800-652-9094 (toll free)

Presidents' Day @ your Library

Presidents’ Day at the Library By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director The Library is CLOSED Monday, February 20 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Presidents’ Day is celebrated the 3rd Monday in February. From the Britannica Encyclopedia: The origin of Presidents’ Day lies in

Rapids Reads @ your Library

Rapids Reads @ your Library Will Richter, Reference Librarian   Announcing Rapids Reads 2017: Fall to Grace by Kerry Casey   Grand Rapids Area Library annual Rapids Reads will run the month of March.  Rapids Reads, now in its 7th year, is a month long





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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