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Summer Reading All Grown Up!

July 1 – August 31, 2020 | Virtual

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 downloaded directly to your digital device or picked up through GRPL To Go, our curbside holds pick up service. Join us for a series of fun and interesting programming related to the books.

All 2020 GR Reads event will be free, online, and available on GRPL’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channels.



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

Don’t have a printer? Stop by any GRPL location to pick up your BINGO card through GRPL To Go

Ask the Author

Readers! Here’s an opportunity to ask GR Reads authors a question. Participating authors include Peter Heller, Caitlin Horrocks and Jessica Pan. Submit a question to the form below, and we’ll publish the answers on our website in late summer. 

6 Books, 7 Events

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

The Body

by Bill Bryson

Gods of Jade and Shadow

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Once Upon a Time in Shaolin

by Cyrus Bozorgmehr

The River

by Peter Heller

The Vexations

by Caitlin Horrocks

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