Grand Rapids Public Library
Grand Rapids Public Library offers programs for children and adults of all ages, including the One Book, One City for Kids partnership with GRPS. This annual reading program encourages all 5th graders in the city to read and discuss the same book. Many branch libraries also host story hours for younger children. All GRPS students can also use their student ID to check out books and use the electronic OVERDRIVE system. Learn more at www.grpl.org.
In the United States, approximately 150,000 computers are disposed of every day. At the same time, an estimated 48 million people in the U.S. do not have access to a home computer. Comprenew, a nonprofit electronics refurbisher and recycler, is working with GRPS to close the digital divide by giving your retired electronic devices new life. GRPS parents who have graduated from our basic skills computer class can purchase a refurbished computer from Comprenew for just $50.00. Learn more at www.comprenew.org.