As part of the library’s work with Grand Rapids Public Schools, first graders get library card applications to take home so they can get their very own library cards.
There is a contest that asks first grade teachers how they promote the importance of getting a library card and the library to their students and families. First year teacher, Ms. Coleman, from Burton Elementary won a first grade book collection for her class. You can see how appreciative they were of the collection and started reading right away. The Friends of the Grand Rapids Public Library generously funded the purchase of the book collection.