Office of Library Media Services
1250 Sigsbee, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
p. (616) 819‐2595 f. (616) 819‐2590

Grand Rapids Public Schools Library Media Services is proud to be an educational team member that strives to create a dynamic environment for a diverse community of learners. We support emerging technologies while fostering a love of reading and learning. We are a pathway for students to become life long learners and informed 21st century global citizens.

Summer reading is important!  Summer shouldn’t mean taking a break from learning, especially reading.  Studies show that most students experience a loss of reading skills over the summer months, but children who continue to read actually gain skills.  Efforts should be made during the summer to help children sustain reading skills, practice reading, and read for enjoyment.


GRPS Summer Reading Suggested Titles (click here)  -  Looking for some great reading suggestions for summer?   Check out this list by grade level!   Most of these titles can be found on the GRPS Overdrive Digital Library that is free to ALL GRPS students every single day of the year.

GRPS Summer Reading Informational Page (click here)  -  We are once again excited to be partnering with the Grand Rapids Public Library in the "Summer Reading Challenge".     Check out our informational page here to see how you can participate and win prizes at the GRPS Back to School Celebration in August.  


Overdrive How-To (click here)


Sign up for the Summer Teen [TECH]Knowledgey Camp at the Grand Rapids Public Library (students 6th - 8th grades). You will have fun building Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots, learn about design thinking, and increase your [TECH]Knowledge.


We have sent home a letter with every student grade K-6, along with the Summer Reading Challenge Booklet in both English and Spanish. For the English version, click here.   For the Spanish version, click here.   

Get in the game this summer at the Grand Rapids Public Library!  Read like a champion, and attend fun programs and events that will 

get you moving!  Join one of the four teams and help your teammates move up the scoreboard.  

Are you up to the challenge?


 Overdrive eBooks in Foreign LanguagesAre you interested in titles in Spanish, French, and more?   Check out these titles available to you on the GRPS Overdrive Digital Library (click here)!