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GRPL Film Kits

A partnership between GRPL & Wealthy Theatre

This program is made possible thanks to The Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation.

Create your own film strip!

Make an abstract design, tell a story, or communicate your love of GRPL by drawing or writing on your film strip with the tools provided.

When you’ve finished your creation, drop your film strip off at your favorite library location.

Once we’ve collected these unique film strips from our community, our friends at Wealthy Theatre will create a one-of-a-kind experimental film that will debut on GRPL’s Facebook Page and YouTube channel this spring.

Film Kits Include:

  • A 16mm Film Strip
  • Print instructions
  • A marker
  • A return envelope
  • A film strip bookmark and freebies

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Please return film strips by April 1, 2021.

GRPL Film Kits can be picked up through GRPL To Go, our curbside holds pickup service. Call 616.988.5400 or email askus@grpl.org to request your kit. Due to limited supply, Film Kits are only available for pick up at Main Library.

GRPL Film Kit Tutorial

In this short instructional video created by Wealthy Theatre, find tips and tricks for how to use your GRPL Film Kit to draw on your 16mm film strip and get a preview of what an abstract design might look like once finished and looped into a projector.

Stop Motion Animation

In this short instructional video created by Wealthy Theatre, learn how to create a stop motion video using household items. Experiment with your own animation and submit your film for a chance to have your creation shared on Wealthy Theatre’s social media channel and webpage.

Stream Movies with Kanopy

The Grand Rapids Public Library offers Kanopy, a streaming video collection that offers one of the most unique and compelling collections of film on the planet.

Kanopy is free to use with your Grand Rapids Public Library card.

Borrow DVDs with your GRPL card

Our collection features blockbuster, independent, world, and documentaty films as well as television shows and limited series. Borrow DVDs for free with your Grand Rapids Public Library card.

Loan period: 3 weeks (2 renewals)
Limit: 25 checked out at once