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Let’s Play!

Play, learn, and grow together

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Amazing Artwork!

Some of the artwork created this week in Youth Services at the Main Library – our young artists draw inspiration from diverse sources!

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Let’s Play! at Yankee Clipper

To help encourage parents and caregivers learn the importance and value of play, Grand Rapids Public Library’s Yankee Clipper Branch is holding Let’s Play! workshops this fall. Beginning in September, families with children 0-5 can attend this four week series. Each week an early childhood professional will be on hand to answer any questions parents […]

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3.5 Weeks left of the Summer Reading Challenge!

Here’s my little summer reader! Have your kids claimed their T-SHIRT or BACKPACK yet? There is still time! They have about 3.5 weeks left to complete the summer reading challenge and claim all their prizes. There are also many Mad Scientist Workshops left as well. Haven’t signed up yet? You can still do that, too! Remember, […]

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Summer Reading Challenge… Halfway

Farewell to the first half of the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge! Yaaaaaaay!!!! We’ve had lots of fun reading and enjoying the Mad Scientist Workshops, Cirque Amongus and the Science of Dinosaurs with Paleo Joe. If you have not joined the Summer Reading Challenge, there is still time so stop by any Grand Rapids Public Library […]

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Community Resources for Children and their Parents

From this list you will see that there are many organizations working to help you and your family and our community’s children. General Information about Community Resources United Way 2-1-1 Information and referrals for all area resources, including support groups.  1-800-887-1107 or 211 or 459-2255. Helping Hand: Guiding Michigan Citizens to Assistance Resources.  Maintained by […]

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Play at the Main Library!

Do you want to be a firefighter?  A Princess?   Move our trains around the track?  Fix and build the track?  Cook dinner?  Put on your own puppet play?  And more? Let’s Play at the library! As part of our commitment to provide fun environments where you and your young child can read, play and learn, […]

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Summer Reading Challenge 2014

Babies, kids, teens – sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge! The more levels you complete the more prizes you earn! Plus, check out all our awesome events!

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Why should you participate in the Summer Reading Challenge?

It’s fun! You get to be a mad scientist! We challenge kids and teens to take the Summer Reading Challenge to unlock levels and reveal prizes! Parents and caregivers, there are studies that back up the importance of reading in the summer for your child’s brain development and success in school. The Summer Reading Challenge […]

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Let’s Write!

We all know how important it is to encourage our developing little ones to read, but remember that getting ready to write is equally important and will improve a child’s overall literacy. Any time a little one is grasping a writing utensil, they are getting ready to become a writer. Today’s scribbles are tomorrow’s epic […]

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