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Grand Rapids Public Library launches mobile library

Posted at 10:04 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 22:04:27-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Public Library is launching a new mobile library that will bring services like material pick-up, internet access and educational experiences to the city.

It will launch this Saturday and is geared toward people who might not be able to visit one of the library’s eight locations, according to a news release.

Residents will be able to check out materials, pick up materials that have been placed on hold and access technology and WiFi service.

Teachers and students can look forward to classroom resources and support.

For seniors, GRPL will provide a large-print collection, troubleshooting with technology and material check-outs.

The mobile library’s initial route has three neighborhood stops planned:

  • Hispanic Center of West Michigan (1204 Grandville Avenue SW) - Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m.
  • Boys & Girls Club Seidman Center (139 Crofton Street SE) - Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • LINC Up (1167 Madison Avenue SE) - Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

GRPL plans to add more neighborhood stops in the future, as well as travel to community and outreach events throughout the city.