Summer Reading All Grown Up!

June 3 – August 31, 2021 

The Grand Rapids Public Library has partnered with area organizations to present GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Our expert staff have selected six engaging titles that can be picked up at any GRPL location, through GRPL To Go, or downloaded directly to your digital device. Join us for a series of fun and interesting online and onsite programming related to the books. All 2021 GR Reads events are free and open to the public. Find a full list of events here.  Download a brochure here.


Up for an extra challenge? Fill out a BINGO card for your chance to win a gift certificate to local businesses. Drop your finished BINGO card in any of our book drops or share your card with GRPL by emailing a photo or scan of your finished BINGO card to

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Enjoy these 6 titles and attend a related event.

Click on a title below to learn about upcoming GR Reads events inspired by the book!
Find a full list of events here.

Black Bottom Saints

by Alice Randall

The Library Book

by Susan Orlean

Sigh, Gone

by Phuc Tran

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