Upcoming Storytimes

Smart kids start here

The Grand Rapids Public Library offers fun and educational storytimes for children ages birth – 5 years old.

Storytime on the Lawn

Join us for this outdoor storytime held on the lawn! Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers will love this half-hour event that features stories, songs, rhymes, and playing on the lawn. In case of inclement weather, this event series will be moved indoors.

Family Storytime

These storytimes feature great books, songs, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Classes end with an art activity and playtime designed to help your child's brain grow. For ages 0 – 5 years old.

Bilingual Family Time

Join us for an evening bilingual storytime filled with fun stories, movement, and music activities. This 30-minute English and Spanish storytime is followed by a hands-on activity and playtime. Wear your pajamas and get those wiggles out before bed! For families with children ages 0–5.

Outdoor Storytime

If you love stories, songs, and rhymes, join the Grand Rapids Public Library for outdoor storytime. This fun event for kids ages 0-5 is the perfect way to get some wiggles out. Each child will take home a free Storytime Kit at the end of the program while supplies last.

Storytime in the Park

Join GVSU's College of Education and partners for free books and ice cream to all children 15 years old and younger! Meet us at Garfield Park for books, ice cream, and storytime! Tuesday evenings in June, July, and August starting at 6:30 pm. Learn more at

Books Beyond Storytime

June Books Beyond Storytime: Pride Month

Celebrate diversity with these picture books and board books!

June Books Beyond Storytime: Babies

If your little ones are struggling to go to bed when it's still light outside, snuggle up with one of these adorable sleepy-time board books

June Books Beyond Storytime: Toddlers

These books about family, friends, and math concepts will keep the fun going this summer.

June Books Beyond Storytime: Preschoolers

Start off your summer reading with these great books!
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