3 Popular Grand Rapids Summer Reading Programs
My kids are book obsessed with reading and participate in several summer programs around Grand Rapids.
Here are our three favorite programs that many other families return to every year, too.
These programs will look a little different this summer, but one thing remains the same: prizes. That’s every kids’ main motivator. I’m digging the prizes these three programs have this year.
(1) KDL SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The largest summer reading program in the state, KDL is launching kids into a STEAM-powered season of Summer Wonder.
Prizes this year include a wooden transforming robot and chances to win $250 Meijer gift cards.
June 1 – August 8
(2) GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Kids get to choose a team to be on as they read their way to favorite prizes.
The cast is new this year, and so is the main prize: complete the challenge and pick a book from Books and Mortar’s Reading Challenge collection (while supplies last).
June 15 – September 30
Ages: Birth – 18
(3) SCHULER BOOKS SUMMER READING CLUB
Kids can read their way toward $5 vouchers at Schuler’s, with a maximum of 3 vouchers possible.
I like this program because if a book is more than 200 pages, it counts as two books.
June 1 – August 4
Ages: K – 8th grade
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