East Grand Rapids Branch


746 Lakeside Dr. SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | Map to branch

Branch Manager: Dawn Lewis

Contact Branch Youth Staff: EastGrandRapidsYouthStaff@kdl.org

Rapid Bus Route: Route 6

Branch Amenities:

  • Wireless internet
  • Public computers with internet, word processing and other software
  • Color copier
  • KDLville early literacy play space
  • Teen space
  • Four quiet study/reading rooms
  • Quiet reading area with fireplace
  • Local history room
  • Ongoing used book sale area
  • Vending services
  • Special collection: art books
  • Express Check-in
  • Active Friends of the Library group
  • Beautiful view of Reeds Lake

Some History:

The first East Grand Rapids library facility, housed in a former private residence, opened in 1959 when citizens recognized the need for a public library. In 1960 the library moved to Romona Shopping Center, and in 1969 it moved to Lakeside Drive on Reeds Lake. In May 2005, the East Grand Rapids library moved to a temporary location so the 10,500 square foot library on Lakeside Drive could be renovated and expanded to 27,700 square feet. The renovation was completed in August 2006 with a Grand Opening on August 12.

East Grand Rapids Branch News

Calendar of Events at the EGR Branch
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Branch Links

East Grand Rapids Branch Calendar of Events
Event list for East Grand Rapids branch

East Grand Rapids Community Links
Local government and community resource links

East Grand Rapids Branch Statistics
Annual checkouts and visitors, program attendance, and more

East Grand Rapids Branch Floorplan
View a floorplan of the branch layout

Meeting Room Policies
Description of meeting room policies

Join the Friends of the EGR Library Group
Become an integral part of our efforts!

KDL Computer Classes
Class schedules and online resources



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