Cascade Twp. Branch

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2870 Jacksmith Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | Map to branch
616-784-2007

Branch Manager: Diane Cutler

Contact Branch Youth Staff: CascadeYouthStaff@kdl.org

Rapid Bus Route: Route 28

Branch Amenities:

  • Wireless internet
  • Public computers with internet, word processing and other software
  • Studio KDL digital creation makerspace, including:
    •  2 iMac computers with film editing software including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, GarageBand and Audacity
    •  Zoom h2n handheld digital recorder and filter accessories
    •  Blue microphones Yeti USB
    •  Harlan Hogan portable sound booth
    •  User guides and information
  • Color copier
  • KDLville early literacy play space
  • Teen space designed by teens
  • Eight quiet study/reading rooms
  • Community meeting room
  • Chapter Two Bookstore
  • Vending services
  • Local history room
  • After-hours hold pickup
  • Express Check-in
  • Active Friends of the Library group

Some History:

The Cascade branch began as a weekly bookmobile stop for the county library in 1965. The library did not find a permanent home until 1972 when the Cascade branch opened in the old township hall. In 1979 the library moved into the new township hall on Thornhills and remained there until the construction of a new facility in 1996. At that time, Cascade branch expanded from 6,000 square feet to over 20,000 square feet. The branch was remodeled in 2006 to add new services, including the Wisner Center, a large program and community meeting space.

Cascade Twp. Branch News

GR Ford Int. Airport Stormwater/Deicing Program
Links to sites and documents.

"The Heart of America" by Patricia Bankhead (video link)
Cascade residents and library staff reciting Patricia Bankhead's poem, "The Heart of America".


Branch Links

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

Friends of the Cascade Library
All about joining the Friends, Used Book Sales, Book Discussions and more!

Cascade Community Links
Local government and community resource links

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

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

Community Room Usage
View regulations and reserve our Wisner Center community room

 

 

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