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Ride to Read

Free bus passes to and from the Library!

Getting to the library has never been easier.

Ride to Read offers students 18 and under and parents with their children a free, two-way ride on The Rapid bus from any Grand Rapids Public Library location to their home or school.

How it works:

1. Visit any GRPL location to use our computers or Wi-Fi, study, attend a program, or borrow books, movies, or music.

2. Show your library card or school ID at a GRPL desk to receive complimentary Ride to Read passes in the form of two tickets with unique barcodes that you can scan on the bus.

3. Scan the first barcode on any Rapid bus line to go home or to school.

4. Use the second barcode to come back to the library.

Ride to Read is made possible through the generous support of:
Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation
The Rapid

Above: Image courtesy The Rapid.