Saturday, 24 March, 2018


Library Event Calendar

Saturday Story Time (12-3)
Start on: 03/24/18 10:15am
Anime Club (3/24)
Start on: 03/24/18 02:00pm
Peeps dioramas due today!!
Start on: 03/26/18 12:00am
Book Time (Mar)
Start on: 03/26/18 09:30am
Saturday Story Time (Apr)
Start on: 04/ 7/18 10:15am
Book Time (Apr)
Start on: 04/ 9/18 09:30am

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State of MN tax forms NOT available at Library

The Minnesota Department of Revenue no longer provides state tax forms and instructions to libraries and counties.   Find Minnesota tax forms and instructions: www.revenue.state.mn.us 1-800-652-9094

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

Newbery Monday! @ your Library

Newbery Monday!@Your Library Tracy Kampa, Children’s Library   I woke crazy early, just in case I had the time zone wrong. 8:30 Denver time should be 9:30 our time, but what if I’m wrong? So I was up by 6:30, monitoring the live

Curling @ your Library

Curling @yourLibrary By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director   Hasn’t it been fun watching the Olympics? I spent quite a few hours plopped in front of the TV and computer. I was so psyched to see the US women win the first gold





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Open Burning / Burning Permits are issued for piled materials such as trees and brush. For burning permits within the city limits of Grand Rapids, you must contact Fire Department personnel. The following is contact information for individuals that can assist with the burning permit process. 
Fire Department                          (218) 326-7639
Mike Liebel, Fire Chief             ... 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