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Storytime Kits

Stop by and pick up a free Storytime Kit. These take-home kits include age-appropriate activities for babies, toddlers, and kids, and have helpful tips to support early literacy through reading, singing, talking, playing, and writing.

Request an English or Spanish kit by calling any GRPL location.

Storytime Kits can be picked up using GRPL To Go, our curbside holds pickup service, or can be picked up at any GRPL location. Available while supplies last. 

Kits de la Hora de Cuentos

Pase por cualquier sucursal de la GRPL y recoja un Kit de la Hora de Cuentos en Casa. Los kits de la Hora del Cuentos incluyen actividades apropiadas para la edad para niños, bebés, y niños pequeños y consejos útiles para apoyar la alfabetización temprana a través de la lectura, el canto, la conversación, el juego, y la escritura.

Solicite un kit en inglés o español llamando a su sucursal y lugar de recogida preferidos. Los Kits de la Hora de Cuentos se pueden recoger mediante GRPL To Go [para llevar], nuestro servicio de recogida de reservas en la acera.
Disponibles hasta agotar existencias.

Book Bundles

Not sure what to borrow next?
Request a Book Bundle and GRPL staff will select titles for adults, kids, and teens for you to enjoy. 

Book Bundles can be picked up using GRPL To Go, our curbside holds pickup service, or can be picked up at any GRPL location.


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.

Phone-a-Story en Español

Llame a la línea de “Un Cuento Por Teléfono” de la biblioteca cada semana para escuchar una nueva historia leída en voz alta por un bibliotecario juvenil de GRPL. Escuche historias, canciones y rimas pregrabadas en inglés o español. Este servicio es accesible 24/7. Marque 616-988-5494 y siga las instrucciones cuando se le solicite.

Build your own book club kit with Books by the Stack for Kids. You can check out as many books as you need and download discussion questions. Copies can be checked out for 6 weeks (plus one 3-week renewal).




One Book, One City for Kids is an annual reading program that encourages all 5th graders in the city to read and discuss the same book.


Read animated, talking picture books from Tumblebooks. You can even play games, watch videos and read books in multiple languages! Or download and enjoy thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, and magazines from OverDrive, Hoopla, and RBdigital. You can also stream movies and music from Hoopla and Kanopy!


Ready, Set, Play!

Free play helps build social skills, communication, creativity, and more importantly, confidence! If you have an elementary school student who wants to de-stress and have fun after school, this is the program for you!

This event is currently postponed in response to COVID-19. 

Mindstorm Saturdays

Kids ages 10 and up can explore robotics every Saturday at the library. Using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits, these hands-on robotics teach essential coding skills, problem solving, and more. This is a self-guided, drop-in event. Ride to Read passes are available to participants.

This event is currently postponed in response to COVID-19. 

Weekends with Wimee

Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 pm
November 2020 – January 2021
Virtual Program | Facebook

Join Wimee every Saturday and Sunday for songs, rhymes, games, and more  on the Grand Rapids Public Library’s Facebook page. Wimee, the lovable robot, and his friends will inspire kids to learn through creativity in this limited weekend series!


Events Calendar

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Upcoming Events

Thu 03

Anime Club

December 3, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - January 14, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
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