Thursday, 27 July, 2017


Going Graphic@Your Library

Tracy Kampa, Children’s Library

Another Tale From the Back Flap: (The back flap of the book is where you will find the author information. Most of the time it’s dry and predictable. Sometimes, though, it’s unexpected, and hilarious. Either way, you learn stuff.) A young patron was recently looking for a book.  He had read all that we had from an author, but we had a few... read more

The Tall Timber Days Used Book Sale, directed by Friends of Grand Rapids Area Library and the Grand Rapids Area Library Foundation will take place the first full weekend of August during the Tall Timber Days festivities. It will be held at Central Square Mall Friday, August 4th from 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 5th from 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 6th from 11:00 a.m.... read more

Music of Scandinavia @ your Library

By Will Richter, Reference Librarian


Grand Rapids Area Library hosts Sara Pajunen and Vidar Skrede performing music of Scandinavia on Tuesday evening, July 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the library. The program is open to the public free of charge. 

As a newly formed group called The Newlands Co-op, Pajunen and Skrede play traditional music from Finland and Norway as well as original compositions inspired by their... read more

Libby @your Library

By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director

New app for audiobooks and ebooks

Overdrive has a new app called Libby. It is sweet!  Visit your App Store/Play Store to get the free app and install it.

Benefits include: Loans and holds consolidated on a single shelf; positions, bookmarks, and notes are kept in sync across devices; keep track of your reading history in the activity tab; easily toggle between the catalog and... read more