Sunday, 8 December, 2019



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Library hosts WWI Smithsonian exhibit


Grand Rapids Area Library invites the public to view a special Smithsonian exhibition entitled “World War I Lessons and Legacies”– now through the end of December.


The poster collection explores the history of the war and its lasting impact on American life. Sparked by the assassination of one man, the war eventually included the forces of the world's major industrial powers (over 18 countries in all) and... read more

Is it the Books? @Your Library

Tracy Kampa, Children’s Library



“Mrs. Kampa read to me.”

I was sitting at a table at a local brewing company last week with members of my book club. (Yeah, we’re cool enough to meet in bars.) A former student of mine was working behind the counter, and when I went to order, we had a delightful few minutes to visit. Later, she came to... read more


By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director


Thanksgiving Weekend Hours: The library will be open Wednesday, November 27 from 9am-5pm. The library will be CLOSED Thursday, November 28, Friday, November 29, and Saturday, November 30.

Well, it seems as if the cooler weather has finally arrived! I really enjoy winter and I especially love the gray, cloudy days. Thinking about the change in seasons got me thinking about weather and nature books in... read more