Summer Reading Challenge
Thank you for participating!
Join the Summer Reading Challenge! The Grand Rapids Public Library invites you to discover new hobbies, interests, and skills through our fun and educational reading challenge designed for all ages.
Sign up online or in-person at any GRPL location to receive your Summer Reading Challenge passport. Follow the challenges included in your summer-themed passport and track your progress by marking pages as you go.
Earn mini prizes for meeting reading milestones and, once you’ve completed all 12 activities in your passport, drop by any GRPL location to get your grand prize! Participation is free and does not require a library card.
- Sign up online or in-person at any GRPL location.
- Pick up a Summer Reading Challenge passport at any GRPL location.
- Choose one activity from each page of your passport.
- Mark the box next to each activity when you’ve completed it.
- When you’ve completed 6 activities, bring your passport to any GRPL location to receive a mini prize.
- When you’ve completed 12 activities, bring your passport to any GRPL location to receive your grand prize.
Participation is free and does not require a library card.
To claim your mini and grand prizes, visit any Grand Rapids Public Library location anytime before Labor Day. Prizes differ based on age and are available while supplies last.
Ages 0 - 5
Choose a board book to add to your home library!
Ages 6 - 17
Choose a gift certificate from Vault of Midnight or Bricks & Minifigs, or pick out a one-of-a-kind LEGO minifig from Bricks & Minifigs.
Choose from a variety of gift cards provided by local businesses and organizations including gift cards from WeAre Lit, Schuler Books, Books & Mortar, and others!
View these resources for your classroom.
Special thanks to the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation, Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation – Edsko & Claire Hekman Family Fund, Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation – Meijer Fund, Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation – Vander Veen Fund, the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, and the Friends of the Library.
Special thanks to Vault of Midnight, Bricks & Minifigs, Kent County Parks, WeAre Lit, Schuler Books, and Books & Mortar.