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GRPL’s Got Talent

Calling all teens! Are you a singer, dancer, musician or  performance artist and would like to compete in a talent contest? If so the GRPL’s Got Talent program is for you! Fill out the talent application and turn it in to your local library. Application can be printed here or picked up at your local […]

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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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Teen Books by the Stack: NOW AVAILABLE!

Have a teen who doesn’t know what to read next? Maybe you’ve exhausted our selection of Adult Books by the Stack and want a change?  Interested in some titles for your mother-daughter book club? Maybe you are an educator looking for some great back to school class titles. Look no further, as GRPL presents: Teen Books […]

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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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Teen [Tech]Knowledgey Camp: Registration Begins!

Are you a current 7th or 8th grade Grand Rapids Public School Student looking for something fun to do this summer? Check Out our Teen [Tech]Knowledgey Camp. This is a free two-session camp where you will get your hands on a Nook (free for your use during the summer), try out digital film technology and […]

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New In Young Adult Fiction

I’ve recently been on a huge YA reading kick and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down.  New books are coming out constantly so I know sometimes it’s hard to decide what it worth reading and what is not.  So if we have any YA readers out there then perhaps I can help you choose […]

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Congratulations 2014 Kent County Teen Film Festival Winners!

Thank you all who came to support the 8thh annual Kent County Teen Film Festival! It was a huge success with over 220 people attended to see these films made by teens. I would like to share some of the highlighted videos! To access all the videos browse through this playlist. Enjoy Best Director, Actor/People’s […]

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Learn about the Underground Railroad at Taste of Soul Sunday

The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe places for slaves to escape to free states or Canada during slavery in America. The network was not ran by any single organization or person but was a huge network of sympathetic people and organizations that believed in freedom for everyone. They would often […]

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Don’t let the ACT drive you insane!

Some have defined insanity as doing the same thing again and expecting different results. Don’t go insane trying to tame the ACT! Do you know any high school juniors or seniors who are preparing to take or retake the ACT? Or perhaps you are one yourself? Don’t miss your chance to better understand and prepare […]

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