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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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Reading is Your Superpower

Read and earn prizes during the Summer Reading Challenge. Check out all our awesome events!

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Summer Reading Kick-Off Event

Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Celebrate Community Heroes!

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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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Complete 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 […]

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WOW, Let’s Celebrate Summer Reading

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 […]

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