Classic Catalog

In the interest of public health, all GRPL locations are closed until further notice. More Information.

Summer Reading All Grown Up!

June 1 – August 31, 2019 | All Locations

The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, and join your neighbors for fun, informative programs that are inspired by the books.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

10 Books, 26 Events

Select a book to learn more about it and see related events.

Friday Black

by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

My Family and Other Animals

by Gerald Durrell

My Sister, the Serial Killer

by Oyinkan Braithwaite


by Christina Lauren

Reader’s Choice 2020

Help us pick a Reader’s Choice book for next year’s GR Reads! We’re looking for books from any genre that probably aren’t bestsellers or too long. Did you and a friend find a book that you love but you haven’t heard too much buzz about? Do you have a favorite book that you just know everyone should read? Submit your book idea to us and be entered to win a set of this year’s GR Reads selections. Make your submission by August 31, 2019.