Gaines Twp. Branch


421 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548 | Map to branch

Branch Manager: Cathy Neis

Contact Branch Youth Staff:

Rapid Bus Route: 1/2 mile east of Route 1

Branch Amenities:

  • Wireless internet
  • Public computers with internet, word processing and other software
  • Color copier
  • KDLville early literacy play space
  • Teen space
  • Quiet study/reading rooms
  • Local history room
  • Community meeting room
  • Ongoing used book sale area

Some History:

Gaines Township has supported library service since the Depression Era. During the 1950s and 60s, Kent County provided library service at a number of bookmobile stops, both at local schools and in the Dutton and Cutlerville areas. In 1969 the Gaines Township branch was opened to the public at its current location. Rapid population growth in the area led to an extensive expansion of the building in 1987 to over 10,000 square feet.

Gaines Twp. Branch News

Gaines Twp. Friends Group
Mission Statement: Ensuring the future health of the library through advocacy and enhancing the programs of the Gaines Township Branch Library through fundraising.

Storytime & Toddler Time
The Gaines Twp. library is pleased to be offering a WINTER storytime series. Storytimes starts January 5 and runs through February 24. Hope to see you there!

Common Reader Book Club
Join us on the third Monday of the month for a friendly, informal book discussion!

Branch Links

Gaines Twp. Branch Calendar of Events
Event list for Gaines Twp. branch

Gaines Township Community Links
Local government and community resource links

Gaines Twp. Branch Statistics
Annual checkouts and visitors, program attendance, and more

Gaines Twp. Branch Floorplan
View a floorplan of the branch layout

Community Room Policy & Rental Agreement
Regulations for use of library community room



(Back to list of branches)