Branching Out: Our History
In 1978, Weston Public Library added a Branch Library in Grand Rapids. This building has expanded as the needs of the community increased. With the 1992 addition, the Grand Rapids Branch library quadrupled in size to 5,663 square feet.
Grand Rapids Branch Library, in collaboration with The Historical Society of Grand Rapids houses a local history collection that includes books, photographs, local cemetery information and Grand Rapids yearbooks from 1939 - 1967. More comprehensive information is available from the Grand Rapids Historical Society which is housed in the City Hall. For more about the history of Grand Rapids go to their website: http://www.grandrapidshistoricalsociety.org
Local History Resources
Yearbooks of Grand Rapids High School, 1939-1968
Historical Record of Wood County Vol. 1 & 2 (1897)
History of Defiance County
History of Henry & Fulton Co.
Maumee River Basin
Local Church histories
Washington Township and Weston Township Cemetery Records
House Inventory of Grand Rapids
Scrapbooks containing local Grand Rapids articles and photographs starting 1987 to present