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 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. Summer reading is very important in developing life-long reading habits, in maintaining literacy skills and in promoting reading for pleasure.

Studies have repeatedly shown that children who continue to read during the summer months perform better when school resumes in the fall.


We are proud to support The Summer Reading Challenge through our "DigiBridge" partnership with The Grand Rapids Public Library.  You can sign up now at


Join us at the "Back To School Celebration" held at John Ball Zoo on August 13, 2015 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm for prize drawings to all students that participated in the reading challenge and a special prize for our bloggers.   For more information check out our summer reading blog.


We have provided a summer reading suggested title list to get you started and many of the titles are "GRPS Librarian Read and Recommended".  All of the suggested titles and many more can be found on the GRPS Overdrive eBook Library at and sign in is your GRPS Username & Password (for both staff and students). 



Sign up today for a week of fun at the GRPL TECH Knowledgey Camp.