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Grand Rapids Public Library Exploration

DATE CONFIRMED: Tue 24 Jun 2014 @ 6:30 PM...

Grand Rapids Public Library Exploration

Hoping to get back in the stacks (Library Personnel Only Areas) as well as tour the Furniture Library Research Room. I've requested they highlight architectural details and history about the building.



I recommend we find street parking which is free after 5 p.m. If there's an event happening downtown it may be difficult to get a meter. There is 1-hour of free validated parking in the gated lot next to the Main Library. Let's make sure everyone that may go this route gets their card validated near the front desk. Parking rates after the first validated hour are $1.10 per half-hour during the week, free on weekends and for Library events.



Photography is allowed, but only of the building's architecture. It actually is illegal to photograph any library patrons, that includes photographing each other. It has to do with a Michigan State Law. Thank you for your understanding.


How Long Will The Tour Last?

We're figuring the tour to take about an hour. It's really going to depend on how many questions we may ask.


See you there...

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  • Nancy W.

    Great tour, lots of history! Thank you so much.

    June 24, 2014

  • Brenda J.

    Excellent tour very informative.

    June 24, 2014

  • Susan

    Sorry, was ill and could not attend this time.

    June 24, 2014

  • sue w.

    The parking in downtown GR changed last year from free after 5:00pm to free after 6:00pm

    June 22, 2014

    • Jim Winslow, C.

      Parking near the library is still Free after 5:00 PM … It's Monroe Center and West of Division Ave where Parking is Free after 6:00 PM

      June 24, 2014

  • Kate H.

    Plans changed so we cannot make this event. Sorry. Two spots now open.

    June 24, 2014

  • Diane

    Sorry, can't make this event. Maybe next time!

    June 23, 2014

  • Marla G.

    I want to thank whoever opened up a space for me to attend! Born and raised in GR, I'm ashamed to say I've only been to the library once. Looking forward to this event.

    June 21, 2014

  • Marla G.

    looks like I'm on the waiting list...if not this time, I will catch you next time around.

    June 19, 2014

  • Michele

    Is this full? I have a couple of additional friends that might be interested in coming but I can't change the number from +1 to +3. I'm guessing that is because it is full ....

    June 13, 2014

    • Jim Winslow, C.

      Michele, try now ... I just took myself off the list. Jim

      June 14, 2014

    • Michele

      Thanks Jim! Ended up only needing one more spot so there is one left for someone else.

      1 · June 14, 2014

  • Patricia

    This sounds so interesting. Thank you.

    June 11, 2014

  • Jim Winslow, C.

    Yes Tom it's been a very popular tour. We'll be sure to get another tour set up in August.

    1 · May 23, 2014

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