2014 Summer Reading Challenge!

Are you up to the challenge this summer?

Are you ready to dig into some good books? Will you discover what lies beneath the surface of that book cover? The Grand Rapids Public Library challenges all kids in the city under the age of 18 to read. Completing some levels will unlock bonus prizes. Victory is yours for the taking. Will you rise to the challenge?

Add to your Challenge Log May 27 – August 31

The more you read, the more levels you complete! Keep track of the time you read to meet each challenge. Completing some levels will unlock bonus prizes. Registration starts May 15.

Have fun!

We’ve got loads of special events planned!

Mad Scientist Workshops

Step into our laboratory, perform amazing feats of science and earn your Mad Scientist badge!

Why is Summer Reading Important?

We can help keep your kids smart this summer.

Thank you! Thank you! And you… and you too…

The Summer Reading Challenge was made possible by loads of sponsors and community partners. So many that we’ve dedicated a whole web page to sharing them with the world. Take a look. It’s a beautiful thing when a community comes together to do good stuff (you know, like encouraging kids to read).