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Mindfulness for Teens

Workbooks, guides, and tips for teens looking to improve their mindfulness and mental wellbeing.

Teen Resources

Find educational and entertainment resources for teens.

Books for Teens

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Books by the Stack

Build your own book club kit! Check out as many of the copies as you need for your group.

Books by the Stack: Teens

Books by the Stack books are checked out for 6 weeks (one 3-week renewal is available). Plenty of time to read, meet, and discuss!

Streaming, Apps, & Downloads

Use your Grand Rapids Public Library card to access these apps and get books, movies, and music on your devices.


  • Yes! Have fun behind the scenes at the Library whether you’re earning your required volunteer hours or looking for something to do! Check out our current list of volunteer opportunities here
  • A combination of Discord Bots and GRPL Youth Librarians monitor the server at all times. 

    Please read our #rules_of_conduct to learn more about ways teens can interact within this private library space. GRPL staff reserves the right to delete any comments or mute or kick or ban any member from the server should these rules be ignored.

    GRPL’s Discord server is a well-moderated virtual space featuring safety measures to ensure that the server is always as safe as possible.

  • There are channels for general discussion, book recommendations, anime chats, video game reviews, library announcements, and more! There’s something for everyone on our server.

  • GRPL’s private server is designed for teens. To join our digital library space, you’ll need to fill out an application for our library staff to review.

    1. ​First, you will need to make a free account at www.discord.com. If you need help getting started, check out this guide.
    2. You can use Discord in your internet browser, download the mobile app (Android or iOS) or download the program to your computer (Windows or Mac).
    3. Fill out GRPL’s Discord Application Form to join our server.
      Once you submit the form, we will send you an email with an invitation link within 2 business days to the email provided on your Discord Application Form.

    Click the invitation link and that will take you to Discord. You may need to click on the Plus sign on the left hand side of the page and select “Join a Server.” Copy & paste the invitation link and click “Join.”

  • Discord is a text, video, and voice-based chat app that allows you to communicate safely and securely with your friends.

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