Looking for something fun to do this summer? Check out our Teen [Tech]Knowledgey Camp! This is a free 4-day camp where you will get your hands on a Kindle HD6 and increase your [tech]knowledge by creating a robot. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Parent/guardian permission to participate is required. Download an application in English or Spanish, fill it out, and turn it in to any GRPL location.
Funded by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation – Hekman Fund and DeVos Foundation Fund.
Build your own book club kit with Teen Books by the Stack. You can check out as many books as you need and download discussion questions. Copies can be checked out for 6 weeks (plus one 3-week renewal).
Need Homework Help? Look no further than our virtual library! Access scholarly resources 24/7 including college prep tests, ESL learning materials, and science fair help with your digital library card. Not a Grand Rapids Public School Student? You can just use your GRPL Library card and access all of our resources!
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Libraries & Laptops
Any Grand Rapids Public Schools high school student can use a laptop at one of five library locations across the city: Main, Seymour, Van Belkum, West Leonard, and Yankee Clipper. All five locations offer both evening and weekend hours. All students must sign in with a GRPS student identification card and can then use the laptop anywhere in the building. There are no time limits for use. Laptops will be set up to easily access the sites you use most for all your school assignments. Want more info? Call or email Alyssa Morillo Scheidt at 616.988.5430 ext. 3. This is a program of the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation in partnership with the Grand Rapids Public Library.
Ride to Read Passes
Ask at the desk of any Grand Rapids Public Library about getting a two-ride swipe card for a free trip on a Rapid. Use the card to get home from the library and then back again-before your books are due!
Teen Events at the Library
Check out all the events going on at all our library locations. Click here to see current programs or workshops for you in your area.