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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 borrow a Sensory Tool Kit at the desk of any Grand Rapids Public Library locations. 


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.

Please note: The Check It Out: Circulating Membership Program is postponed due to attendance limitations of our cultural partners caused by COVID-19.

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.

Looking for virtual experiences for kids?

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

Events Calendar

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Upcoming Events

Wed 16
Wed 16

Storytime on the Lawn

June 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Wed 16

Storytime on the Lawn

June 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Thu 17

Storytime on the Lawn

June 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am