Join Us for a Chicago Bus Trip

Shop ‘Til You Drop in Chicago with the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library. On Saturday, November 1, take a bus trip to the Windy City and enjoy shopping, museum hopping, sightseeing and everything else Chicago has to offer.The bus will board in the East Grand Rapids Community Center parking lot at 7:30 a.m. We will return to the parking lot at approximately 11:00 p.m. Once we arrive in Chicago, you are free to enjoy the city as you wish. Be sure to invite friends and family to join you!


To sign up for the Chicago Bus Trip, visit the East Grand Rapids branch of KDL. Cost is $60 for Friends members and $65 for non-members. Please be ready to pay when you sign up. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library.

Enjoy your trip!

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7 Responses to “Join Us for a Chicago Bus Trip”

  1. Samantha Planck Says:

    I was wondering what is the deadline to sign up for the trip. Also does the $65 get you into the museums also or do you need extra money for that?

  2. Mary Dersch, Friends of the EGR Library Says:

    Hi Samantha, Thanks for asking! The $65.00 fee is for the round trip bus ride to Chicago. Once we arrive in Chicago we will all be free to shop, visit museum, etc. on our own. Our drop-off and departure location will be near the Magnificent Mile. We had a great time last year. Hope you will join us! Mary

  3. Mary Dersch, Friends of the EGR Library Says:

    Samantha, Please sign up by 5:00pm, October 31, 2008. Thanks!

  4. Ellen Says:

    We saw your invitation for the Chicago trip, unable to make the NOV.1 trip,will you have another trip to Chicago before years end????
    A group of 10 people would like to attend!

  5. Amy Says:

    Would we be able to leave things on the bus while we shop – i.e. pillows, blankets, schoolwork, etc?

  6. Mary Dersch, Friends of the EGR Library Says:

    Hi Ellen, This is our annual trip, so it is our only one this year. I am sorry that the date does not work with your group of friends. We would love to have you join us! If anyone changes their mind about the date, sign up at the EGR Library by 5:00pm October 31. Thanks for your interest!

  7. Mary Dersch, Friends of the EGR Library Says:

    Hi Amy, Yes you may leave your things on the bus. It will be a secure, locked location. The bus will drop us off at an area near the Magnificent Mile and we will NOT have access again to the bus until we head back to Grand Rapids. So, we will take our purses and anything that we need during the day with us as we explore Chicago. Hope you can join us! Mary D.