Sunday, 24 September, 2017


Learning New Lessons@Your Library

Tracy Kampa, Children’s Library


Live and learn, right? I’ve never considered myself culturally insensitive; indeed, I really try to live my life with the belief that there is no right way, and, perhaps, others might have a better understanding than do I.  I have to admit, though, I never thought I would be tripped up by pirates.

I belong to a Facebook group for librarians titled... read more

September is Library Card Sign up month @ your library

Marcia Anderson


The Library will be closed Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4 for Labor Day.

Last Chance Thursday!

Kids: Thursday August 31 is the last chance to turn in your summer reading book log and receive a free book! (Murphy Students: stop in for your Murphy Medallion)


September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Grand Rapids Area Library joins with... read more

Looking Back@Your Library

Tracy Kampa, Children’s Library


I’m sure it’s true for each of you, as well. When life changes, even if it’s all good (like, for example, your baby might just be leaving for college) you inevitably start looking back a bit.

One day, several years ago, I was in a rush to pay for my groceries and get home. As usual, it felt like I needed to get... 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