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Summer Reading Challenge

Why is Summer Reading Important?

We can help keep your kids smart this summer.

¿Hablas español?

Descarga nuestro folleto en español para el reto de lecturas de verano:

Folletos también están disponibles en cada sucursal de la biblioteca
publica de Grand Rapids.

Para lectores pequeños

Pueden descargar y imprimir el tablero de juego del reto de lecturas de verano o recojerlo en cualquier surcursal de la biblioteca publica de Grand Rapids. 

Free Meals for Kids in the Summer

Each summer, community organizations team up to make sure our kids are fed nutritious meals when school is not in session. In June and July, the library is partnering with Grand Rapids Public Schools and Michigan’s Summer Food Service
program to offer free lunches to kids ages 17 and under! Lunches will be available on the following dates and times:

Tuesdays, June 18 – July 30
11:30 am –12:30 pm Main Library

Wednesdays, June 19 – July 31
5:30 – 6:30 pm Main Library

Thursdays, June 20 – 27, July 11 – August 1
12:30 – 1:30 pm West Side Branch

To learn more and find other participating sites, call 2-1-1.


If you happen to be out and about and meet someone from one of these great groups, give ’em a hug for us. And tell them how much you appreciate their support for the library. We really truly couldn’t do it without them!

Media Sponsors

Community Partners