Learning how to talk is an important journey that little ones take in their early development and as they prepare for literacy. Some children may experience more difficulty, while others will develop ahead of the curve. Some factors that may affect the different ways in which young ones learn include: gender, how many languages being […]
If you want to see some amazing photographs of the United States, check out the Department of the Interior (DOI) on Instagram. The Department launched their Instagram account in June of 2012. A little over a year later, the account has more than 170,000 followers and has released more than 850 breathtaking images of our […]
Perhaps you finished logging your ten books weeks ago, collected your mug, pencil and notebook, and figured that was the end of things for the year. You haven’t stopped reading, though, right? I bet there are more titles that could be added to your log right now, and even more that you’ll finish before Spilled […]
Join us tomorrow evening, February 20 at 7pm, at the Main Library in the Auditorium for a special presentation by Michigan Notable Book award-winning author Jean Alicia Elster. Elster will share the process of researching and writing her latest book, providing the back story to the creation of The Colored Car. She will also explore […]
Brighten up this endless winter by earning prizes for doing exactly what you’d do anyway: READ! There are only two weeks left in this year’s adult reading program, Spilled Ink. It’s not too late to sign up–and it’s so simple: Read 5 books, get a prize, read 10 books, get an even bigger prize. You’ll […]
As part of the library’s work with Grand Rapids Public Schools, first graders get library card applications to take home so they can get their very own library cards. There is a contest that asks first grade teachers how they promote the importance of getting a library card and the library to their students and […]
So what does a property management organization, a fish fry, and a place that is known around town as Sandmann’s have to do with Taste of Soul Sunday? Come on in to the Library to find out and take a taste of the chicken and waffles prepared by Link Up Soul Food Cafe; the chicken, […]
This year we are encouraging all the 4th graders in one city (Grand Rapids) to read one book (Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea). Even if you aren’t a 4th grader, we’ll let you read the book. In this book, seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed […]
We have paper forms at all our locations and links to downloadable forms.
If you go to any local store and look in the toy department you might be overwhelmed with the choices. I have highlighted five fun toys for play with children, including some that you can make on your own. Blocks are great for getting the creative juices going. Building towers and knocking them down, or […]
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