Kids/Teens

Phone-a-Story

Call the library’s Phone-A-Story line each week to hear a new story read aloud by a GRPL Youth Librarian. Listen  to pre-recorded stories, songs, and rhymes in English or Spanish. This service is accessible 24/7. Dial 616-988-5494 and follow the directions when prompted.

Sensory Kits

If you need some extra sensory support during your visit to the library, we’re here to help! Ask to use a Sensory Tool Kit during your visit to any Grand Rapids Public Library location

Educators

We have resources for teachers. Homeschoolers too!

Ride to Read

Learn how to get free bus passes to and from the library. 

Check It Out! Circulating Memberships

Use your GRPL library card to check out passes to visit area museums, zoos, botanical gardens, performances, and sporting events.

Today I Feel...

In our “Today I Feel…” series, we’ve outlined tips and resources to help parents and caregivers navigate the spectrum of emotions that kids are experiencing during COVID-19. Learn more.

GRPL Selects

Explore dozens of local, national, and world-wide virtual experiences hand-selected by staff from the Grand Rapids Public Library. Learn more.

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Upcoming Events

Fri 30

Hispanic Heritage Game Day

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Oct 03

Family Storytime | Main Library

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Oct 03
Oct 03

Fiesta Storytimes | Seymour Branch

October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm