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December 2014

Winter Reading Challenge

December 15, 2014 - February 28, 2015
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

The weather outside is frightful, which makes it the perfect time to settle in with a good book. Sign up for the Winter Reading Challenge, select the number of books you are going to challenge yourself to read or listen to before the end of February, and win prizes! Great for the whole family! So what’s your number? This program is sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation. Consider a gift today!

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Share the Warmth: A Winter Break Activity for Kids

December 20, 2014 - January 3, 2015
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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Families are invited to stop by any GRPL location during open hours for a drop-in winter break activity. Warm up in the library while creating seasonal crafts and pick up a packet of hot chocolate and a special bookmark listing seasonal reading suggestions guaranteed to warm your heart. Want to share the warmth with others? Bring in new hats and mittens to be donated to families in need.

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Main Library Closed

December 21
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Every week until December 28, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Main Library is closed today. Regular Sunday hours resume in January.

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Closed for Christmas Eve

December 24
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

All locations are closed for Christmas Eve. Regular hours resume Friday, December 26.

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Closed for Christmas Day

December 25
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

All locations are closed for Christmas Day. Regular hours resume tomorrow.

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Pre-Reading Classes for Kids

December 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Every week until December 26, 2014
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, to 45-minute classes featuring literacy-rich activities such as interactive storytelling using puppets, dramatic play, and hands-on fun. Related songs, fingerplays, and activities are interspersed between books. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity.

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Main Library Closed

December 28
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Every week until December 28, 2014
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Main Library is closed today. Regular Sunday hours resume in January.

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Closed at 6:00 pm for New Year’s Eve

December 31
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

All locations close at 6:00 pm for New Year’s Eve. Regular hours resume Friday, January 2.

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January 2015

Closed for New Year’s Day

January 1, 2015
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

All locations are closed for New Year’s Day. Regular hours resume tomorrow.

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One Book, One City for Kids

January 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015
All Library Locations,
Grand Rapids, MI United States

One Book, One City for Kids is an annual reading program that encourages all 5th graders in the city to read and discuss the same book. The program also strives to encourage a lifelong love of reading among students, to inspire readers to bring story ideas and themes to life through discussion, and to build collaborative ties between public libraries, school libraries, and area schools. This year the entire city will be reading One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.

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