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Super Secret Summer Reading Challenge

Illustrations by Misha VanVaerenbergh

May 31 – September 4, 2021

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create your own summer adventure at the Grand Rapids Public Library!

Do you like to move? Do you like puzzles? Are you an artist? Pick your favorite activities this summer to discover your mystery team. Get ready to be part of a super secret mission in the City of Grand Rapids for summer reading fun.

Take part in the exciting events we’ve planned to inspire and entertain you all summer long.


2. Gather your documents

Stop by any GRPL location to get a Super Secret Summer Reading Challenge booklet (for Little Readers and Kids) or your Classified documents (Teens).

3. Complete your reading activities

Using the game board in your booklet or download from our website, complete nine activities to discover your team. You have until September 4 to complete your activities.

4. Claim your prize (beginning July 19)

Return your completed game board to any GRPL location beginning July 19 to receive your super secret finisher prize. Prizes include a team sticker and your choice of a t-shirt or a book.

Good luck! We are all counting on you.

Events for Kids

Enjoy free programs for kids (ages 0 – 11).

Events for Teens

Enjoy free programs for teens (ages 11–19).

Mystery Science STEAM Kits

Available June 14 – July 3 and  July 12 – 24

Learn how to pass along super secret messages and solve mysteries using science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) skills! Using every-day materials you can develop your problem solving know-how to become an amazing detective or spy. What mysteries will you solve this summer?

New Mystery Science STEAM kits will be available at all GRPL locations weekly while supplies last. 

Game Board

Don’t have a printer? Stop by any GRPL location to pick up your game board.

Reading Lists

Looking for mystery books to read? Our library staff have created reading lists for kids, teens, and adults to jumpstart your super secret summer reading! Explore the list and borrow titles from GRPL.


Additional funding provided by the Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation

Community Partners