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Today and Tomorrow!: Elena & Sonia: Songs from Latin America and East Asia

Elena & Sonia are an exciting new duo that take audiences on a musical journey around the world, guided by folk and children’s songs from East Asia, Latin America, and beyond. They perform songs in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, Tibetan, and Taiwanese, exploring the stories and traditions behind these songs and discovering the common […]

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Upcoming Summer Reading Challenge Events

By now your household is off to a running start towards meeting their goals for the Summer Reading Challenge. Don’t forget that there are also many fun events throughout the summer! All of these events are free. Here are just a few highlights: World Dance Party: Summer Reading Kickoff Saturday, June 18 @ 11:00 am – […]

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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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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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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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Fun and Free Summer Learning at the GRPL!

What’s so special about pre-reading storytime classes at the Grand Rapids Public Library? They are free, they are fun, and we know your child will learn so much! Our knowledgeable staff help plant the seeds of reading long before your child enters school. Each week these fun programs include reading, writing, playing, talking and singing: […]

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Ringlets featuring Embellish and Kevin Kammeraad

Kids! Come play music with us on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 pm.

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Calling All Wild Things!

Through May 22, 2016 show your library card for free admission to the GRAM.

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An Evening with Pam Muñoz Ryan

Meet the author of the 2016 One Book, One City for Kids selection.

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Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe

Come join us for this popular holiday tradition.

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