Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Our Mission Inspiring opportunity, connection, and innovation.
Our Vision The Grand Rapids Public Library is key to a dynamic, creative, livable city where people come together to learn and be heard.
Our Values Inclusion: We model respect and embrace difference. We are a welcoming place for all. Collaboration: We seek partnerships and build strong teams. We co-create with our community. Access: We are flexible, transparent, and trusted. We provide equal access to information, programs, and services. Excellence: We put people first. We provide exceptional experiences and hold ourselves to the highest standards. We are empathetic and responsive. Learning: We embrace life-long learning. We support literacy, curiosity, and cultural enrichment. We uphold everyone’s right to privacy, to seek information, and to voice diverse points of view. Sustainability: We make strategic decisions with intentionality for a strong present and future library. Innovation: We take risks, we fail forward, we seek feedback, we create, and we discover. We embrace change.
Local Resources for Activities to Do From Home While Social Distancing
Step Back in Time with History Detectives at the Grand Rapids Public Library
Spotlight- Social Justice Begins with Me: Children Learn Empathy, Diversity and Acceptance through Social Justice Book Club at the Grand Rapids Public Library