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The Open eBofirst-book_logooks All Ages Collection was specifically designed for a wide age range of children. This program adds to existing efforts to help kids develop a love of reading and discovery by making eBooks available to all. Your children and family can access thousands of exciting titles to download and use the Open eBooks app for free. Up to ten eBooks at a time can be downloaded to a mobile digital device. Titles are available for 56 days and then can be renewed.

Ask at any Grand Rapids Public Library service desk for a letter with instructions on how to download the Open eBooks app. This letter will include the individual code and PIN for your child and family to use in accessing the Open eBooks library for free.

Open eBooks is made possible thanks to a coalition of partners, including the Digital Public Library of  America (DPLA), the New York Public Library (NYPL), and the White House ConnectED Initiative, and with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and Baker and Taylor and the generous commitments of publishers.