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Grand Rapids Public Library

111 Library Street North East
616-988-5400

The Grand Rapids Public Library offers visitors free internet and computer access, wi-fi, a cafe and a used-book store. Our nationally acclaimed local history department hosts rotating exhibits about the region as well as genealogy and historical research. It also boasts one of the finest furniture design collections in the county. Throughout the year the Library hosts free author visits, poetry readings, family events and more. For a complete list of programs and services, visit www.grpl.org or call 616-988-5400. Eight easy locations throughout the city including the Main Library, found at 111 Library St NE in downtown Grand Rapids.

Mission
Connecting people to the transforming power of knowledge.

Vision
The Grand Rapids Public Library is our community's foremost source for information, viewpoints, resources and programs.

We are free, welcoming, flexible and empowering.

We inspire the public's trust through strong library service, transparent accountability, sound financial stewardship and sustained productive partnerships.

Values
We value:

  • Excellent service
  • Diversity
  • Innovation, imagination and creativity
  • Responsiveness to community needs
  • Wise use of resources and operational excellence

We believe:

  • That an open and free library is fundamental to a free society
  • In literacy and life long learning
  • In the value of the life of the mind
  • Flexibility, cooperation and open communication

Libraries:

  • Improve educational, cultural and recreational opportunities
  • Support life-long learning for people of all ages
  • Promote literacy
  • Help bridge the digital divide
  • Are cost-effective information providers
  • Help people develop job skills and find employment
  • Support a democratic society and ensure the right to information


Grand Rapids Public Library is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media

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