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Fall Pre-reading classes at the library!

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! Each class features literacy-rich activities such as songs, stories, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Come join us each week for a fun filled class. Here’s our fall preview […]

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Did you finish your challenge?

Pick up your prize before September 5, 2016!

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Hoopla for Kids

Stream kid-friendly movies, music, audiobooks and more!

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Baffling Bill the Magician (PLUS Gus the Bunny!)

The special guest this week for the library’s Summer Reading Challenge is Baffling Bill the Magician and his amazing bunny Gus!  Baffling Bill will amaze with illusion, comedy and more!  He will teach you feats of magic and provide you with an amazing bag of tricks that you can take home and perform for friends […]

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Learn to Play Soccer

Thursday, July 28 6:00-7:00pm  Jaycee-MacKay Park, 2531 Kalamazoo SE Kids of all ages, join us in the park for fun and active sports clinics! Learn how to play soccer or tennis with expert advice in our city parks. Afterward, make a fun craft and chow down on hot dogs and snacks! No registration is required […]

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Drumming in the library!

Drumming in the library?! YES! Come join the “Drummunity” circle, with percussionist Lori Fithian. She brings the drums, you get to play them! Grab your whole family and get in the Drummunity groove! She’ll show us how to play, sing and dance to the community beat with rhythm games, songs and fun for all ages. […]

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Tennis in the Parks

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Tennis, but don’t know where to start? We have just the program for you! Join us from 6:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, July 14th at Richmond Park (111 Richmond NW) to learn all about tennis from the experts in our third Sports in the Parks event. This […]

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Hoopla for Kids

Hoopla is a wonderful streaming service that GRPL provides its patrons. My son loves to use it to read ebooks and listen to audiobooks. In the past, I needed to be with him when he used the service because adult titles that I felt weren’t appropriate for him were mixed in with all of their […]

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July Pre-Reading 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 second session is July 11 through August 4 at the Main and Yankee Clipper Libraries. Classes feature hands-on activities, including stories, songs, fingerplays, and meeting and playing with other children. No registration is required and all […]

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Wildlife Safari – Tuesday and Wednesday!

Nelson’s Wildlife Safari brings the wonder and excitement of animals with a truly unique hands-on encounter! Come find out about the super senses of the animal kingdom, featuring the American Barn Owl, Australian Sugar Gliders, and a Siberian Lynx, to name a few!  Treat your kids to the amazing sights and sounds of this virtual […]

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