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Pick up your Summer Reading Challenge prize!

Pick up your Summer Reading Challenge prize!

Have you reached your Summer Reading Challenge goal? Now is the time to get rewarded for all of your effort! Stop by any GRPL location through September 2 to pick up your finisher prize, while supplies last. If you haven’t met your Summer Reading Challenge goal...
Immigrant Stories

Immigrant Stories

“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Maya Angelou Tell Me How It Ends (2017) by Valeria Luiselli Signs Preceding the End of the World (2015) Kingdom Consby Yuri Herrera Go Home! (2018) by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan Girls Burn Brighter (2018) by...
One Book, One City for Kids 2018

One Book, One City for Kids 2018

If you enjoyed One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, check out these readalikes. P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis Countdown by Deborah Wiles Turtle in...
Fun Songs to Sing

Fun Songs to Sing

As a nanny, I try to incorporate music as much as possible into my daily routine. Not just for the kids enjoyment, but for my sanity as well! Music is a great way to calm the mind and reduce stress. For music that adults can enjoy as well as the kids, I love Jack...
Fun Spanish Books to Read Together!

Fun Spanish Books to Read Together!

Have you ever wanted to read books in Spanish to your child but were unsure of where to start? The Grand Rapids Public Library has a great collection of Spanish picture books. Many of them are bilingual, allowing for parents or the child to read the story in both...