Are you good at organizing, indexing, document scanning, or data entry? We’re looking for you! The Local History and Genealogy Department has many opportunities to volunteer. Below is a list of on-going projects:

  • Indexing obituaries and birth announcements from the Grand Haven Tribune
  • Recording oral histories with local residents
  • Transcribing oral histories
  • Scanning documents and photographs for digital preservation
  • Assisting with in-depth genealogy research (may require trips to the Ottawa County Administration Offices)

If you’re interested in volunteering with any of these projects, please stop by the Department to fill out a volunteer form. If you would like more information about the projects, contact us. We welcome your helping hands!


Telephone: 616-842-5560
Fax: 616-847-0570

Library Hours

Mon-Thurs 9AM-9PM
Friday 9AM-6PM
Saturday 9AM-5PM
Sunday - School Year 1PM-5PM
Sunday - Summer Closed

Cheapstacks Hours

Monday 10:00AM-5:30PM
Tuesday 10:00AM-5:30PM
Wednesday 10:00AM-5:30PM
Thursday 10:00AM-5:30PM
Friday 10:00AM-4:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM-4:00PM