General Information

Spring Institute 2018

March 22 – 23, 2018
GVSU L.V. Eberhard Center

Join us March 22-23, 2018 at the Grand Valley State University L.V. Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids for Spring Institute 2018, Michigan’s premier annual education event for youth library professionals. This two-day conference brings together more than 200 children and teen services librarians to share, discover and experience best practices. Formal sessions and vendor exhibits combine with networking and social activities in a fun and collaborative learning environment.

Conference Registration Open - Register Here


Grand Valley State University, Eberhard Center
301 W Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
Grand Rapids Campus

Hotel Accommodations 

Hampton Inn Grand Rapids North
500 Center Dr. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
(616) 647-1000

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Rapids North
358 River Ridge Dr NW
Walker, MI 49544
(616) 647-4100

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Grand Rapids North
450 Center Dr.
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
(616) 785-1600

Registration Rates - Registration Open Now!

Early Bird Registration Expires Monday, March 5, 2018.

Full conference registration includes continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday and light reception food at Cool Things My Library Does Reception. Advance registration for all meals is required. 

Full Conference                                                                                    

  Member Non-Member
Early Bird  $270  $540
Regular $290   $580
10 days out/Onsite  $315  $630


One Day Pass

  Member Non-Member
Early Bird $160  $320
Regular $180 $360
10 days out/Onsite  $205  $410



                                      Member Non-Member
Early Bird $125  $150
Regular $150  $200
10 days out/Onsite  $175   $250   

(Full or one day are all the same price. You will be prompted in day selection during registration).                                                                                   

We look forward to welcoming you to Grand Rapids. Questions can be directed to or 517-394-2774.

Conference Registration Open - Register Here