Summer Reading Challenge for Teens

Teens ages 13-18, you have your own special summer reading challenge this year!  You can sign up either online or by visiting any GRPL branch.  It’s easy!  Choose your team.  Make a pledge to read a number of minutes each day or a number of books this summer.  Then stop into any branch between July 18 and […]

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GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

10 Books, 29 Events

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Are you ready to get in the game?

Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. Pick a team, choose a challenge, and read all summer!

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Raising Strong Black Men: A Response to Between the World and Me

Talk openly about the struggle that Black boys face in our country and community.

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Register and keep track of your progress for the Summer Reading Challenge!

The Summer Reading Challenge is here and it’s going to be a fun-filled summer of reading wonderful books, going to exciting events, and earning great prizes! We know that the whole household is ready to “get in the game” and read! Remember, when a child reads at least fifteen minutes a day throughout the summer, […]

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June Classes for Babies and Families

Visit your favorite library this summer to read, write, sing, play, and talk in our fun-filled Pre-Reading Classes! The first session is June 6-30th at the Main, West Leonard, and Seymour Libraries. Classes are free and include stories, activities and hands-on fun. Summer is the perfect time to help your little one develop a love of reading and the skills […]

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Summer Reading Baby Game

Our Summer Reading Challenge begins on May 30th — but it’s not just for big kids! We’re passionate about early literacy, and created a Baby Game for parents with little ones (newborn – 18 months). Signing up for the game is easy! You can register online or at any GRPL location. To register online go to  at www.grpl.org/summerreading  and […]

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Get to know Gert, Grace, and the Berkey & Gay girls

Come to the library on Thursday, June 2 to learn about previously unnoticed Grand Rapids women from the 1910s

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It’s Time for Summer Reading!

It’s not officially Summer just yet, but on May 30 registration for our 2016 Summer Reading Challenge opens! Summer Reading is one of my favorite times of the year at the library because there’s a constant flow of fun programs, amazing book suggestions and an amplified excitement about reading throughout the buildings. This year our […]

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New ideas for your Book Club

There are several new additions to the Main Library’s Books By the Stack collection. These ‘Book Club’ copies check out for six weeks instead of three, making them ideal for groups reading together as well as individuals looking for a leisurely summer read! Fiction Printable List of All Titles

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