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GPPL Gives Back – Gleaners Food Drive

It’s that time of year again: join GPPL Gives Back as we collect items for our friends at Gleaners Community Food Bank! The collection drive runs from November 20 through December 31, 2017. Collection boxes are located at all three branches. And, when you donate three or more items, we will give you a free video buck that can be ... Read More »

Write On Pointe: Short Story Contest 2018

Our popular Short Story Contest returns this winter as part of our Write On Pointe programming. The complete contest rules and PDF entry form are available here: Short Story Contest 2018 Rules and Entry Form. The Library’s Write On Pointe programs, sponsored by the Grosse Pointe Library Foundation, celebrate and promote the abundance of writing talent in our community. These programs include the ... Read More »

GPPL Strategic Plan 2017

We live in a world where we are challenged to predict the changes ahead. The Grosse Pointe Public Library (GPPL) has a rich history and plays a pivotal role in our community. As technology continues to shift how we work, play and communicate, individuals are seeking new ways to make real connections and create communities. GPPL is in an unique ... Read More »

MILibraryCard and MeLCat

We recently announced the Grosse Pointe Public Library’s participation in the exiting new MILibraryCard program. As with our long-standing participation in MeLCat, the MILibraryCard program gives our GPPL patrons access to library materials throughout the state, effectively expanding our collections to millions of items! The two programs work differently though: MelCat is the statewide inter-library loan system. GPPL patrons can: search MeLCat holdings for both ... Read More »

Introducing Kanopy: our new streaming video collection

Your GPPL card just got more powerful: we’ve added Kanopy, a new digital service to our collections! Instantly stream any of over 26,000 titles, from the classic films of The Criterion Collection to the informational content of The Great Courses and PBS collections. You can even watch those hard-to-find indie and foreign titles from award-winning filmmakers, all without waiting! Read more about Kanopy in ... Read More »

Age-Appropriate Books for Advanced Readers

When a child reads at a level typical of much older children, it can be difficult to find books that matches her comprehension skills without surpassing her developmental stage. The Children’s Book Council has created a list of 75 titles that bridge that gap. This Reading Beyond list is organized by the reader’s actual age and their target reading level. There’s ... Read More »

hoopla! Your public library at your fingertips.

We are excited to announce the availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital – all you need is a valid library card! To access the system on your smartphone, tablet computer, visit hoopladigital.com or download the FREE hoopla digital app from the App ... Read More »

Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

The 2017 – 2018 season is now open! Explore hundreds of Michigan’s cultural and educational institutions, historic sites, state and national parks and recreation areas, campgrounds, and more, all at reduced or even no cost! All you need to get started is a valid library card. The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program is presented by The Library Network, in partnership with Michigan’s public libraries and hundreds of arts and cultural ... Read More »