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May 2014

Children’s Book Week Art Inspirations

May 12 - 18

Join us for Children’s Book Week! Bring out the artistic side of your little bookworm! Kids will create a poster inspired by their favorite children’s book. They can also enter the contest to guess how many books are in the library’s collection and win a prize.

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Closed for Memorial Day

May 26

All library locations are closed for Memorial Day. Regular hours resume tomorrow.

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2014 Summer Reading Challenge

May 27 - August 31

The experiment this summer will be to see how many books you can read (if you can pull yourself away from your laboratory.) All kids under 18 in the city are challenged to join the Mad Scientist Club—read books, perform crazy experiments, and become a science wiz. The more minutes you read, the more levels you unlock. Completing some levels will unlock bonus prizes. Can you get to the final level by the end of the summer? Grab your lab…

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June 2014

GR Reads: Summer Reading All Grown Up

June 1 - August 31

The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present the fifth annual GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, or join your neighbors for fun, informative programs that are inspired by the books. For a complete list of books and events, visit www.grpl.org/grreads or stop by any GRPL library. 

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July 2014

Closed for Independence Day

July 4

All locations are closed for Independence Day. Regular hours resume tomorrow at the Main Library, Madison Square Branch, Ottawa Hills Branch, Van Belkum Branch and West Side Branch. Regular hours resume Monday at the Seymour Branch, West Leonard Branch and Yankee Clipper Branch.

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September 2014

Closed for Labor Day

September 1

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

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November 2014

Closed for Veteran’s Day

November 11

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

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Closed for Thanksgiving Day

November 27

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

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December 2014

Closed for Christmas Eve

December 24

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

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Closed for Christmas Day

December 25

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

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Closed at 6:00 pm for New Year’s Eve

December 31

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

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January 20152015

Closed for New Year’s Day

January 1, 2015

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

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