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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 […]
Kids and teens, you accepted the challenge to dig into reading. You discovered amazing stories and facts beneath the book covers. Now log those last reading minutes by Monday, September 2nd. Then stop by any Grand Rapids Public Library location no later than September 7th to claim your victory prize. Complete the summer reading challenge […]
Summer Reading Challengers it’s time to celebrate your success! We challenged you to read this Summer and boy did you read! Over 3 million minutes read so far!!!! You still have time to read and collect your finisher prizes, the last day to log reading time is September 2, 2013 (Labor Day) and the last […]
So far, GRPL Summer Reading Challengers have logged in 2,538,329.98 minutes of reading. That’s over 42,000 hours! Whoo-hoo, that’s a lot of reading and we aren’t even finished yet! Can we reach 50,000 hours of reading this year? Will we go beyond that? Challengers, it’s not to late to join the Summer Reading Challenge and […]
Did you know that the Harris’s Hawk live and hunt in groups? They live in the desert in Arizona and New Mexico and they stack. One hawk will land on a cactus, then another will land on its back and so on until they stack 5 or 6 birds high. This gives them a better […]
Do you love puppet shows? Join us to dig into a science fiction classic! Volcanoes! Dinosaurs! Adventures! The Underground Ocean! Live puppets! Fun! Everyone will receive a take-home dino craft puppet. Robert Papineau of Pippin Puppets has performed many puppet shows for our Summer Kids performances. Pippin Puppets has been brought back by popular demand. […]
Chandler was so excited to see Cooperfly Puppet Troupe at Yankee Clipper yesterday, he brought his own puppets along. Kevin Kammeraad and Justin Haveman brought songs, puppets and more to entertain a large crowd of almost 150 people as part of the Grand Rapids Public Library Summer Reading Challenge. If you missed the show, don’t […]
Mud pies, dirty hands, muddy shoes–we’ve all experienced dirt, but experience dirt in new ways with Dr. Dirt. Learn how to make paint and crayons with soil. Learn interesting things about the ground beneath your feet. Dr. Dirt will visit a Grand Rapids Public Library location near you on June 17th or 18th to share […]