Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Monthly Staff Picks

Monthly Staff Picks

Keep Calm and Stay Country

It's time to celebrate the gift of country music and you don't have to be south of the Mason Dixon Line to do it!

The Power of Poison

Explore the world of poison from poison dart frogs to Shakespeare with the Grand Rapids Public Museum, October 22, 2022 - April 16, 2023.

Twisted Tales for Teens

Fairy tales and folklore--with a twist!

Creepy Tales for Kids!

Get your shiver on with these awesome books.

Mission: READ! Recommendations

Monthly Staff Picks

Let's Count to 10: 1, 2, 3...

Books to practice counting that are also fun to read.

Mission: Read! Fluency

This list provides books that support kids develop fluency. Fluency is the ability to read a text smoothly.

Mission: Read! Comprehension

This list is aimed at helping kids understand more about what they read as they're reading it.

Mission: Read! Phonics

This list is designed to help kids improve their understanding of phonics, one of the components of reading.

Staff Favorites 

Popular Culture

Lessons in Chemistry

Seeking a book with independent characters? Dive into these books. Oh! Have someone else set the table, you will need a moment to yourself.

Keep Calm and Stay Country

It's time to celebrate the gift of country music and you don't have to be south of the Mason Dixon Line to do it!

The Power of Poison

Explore the world of poison from poison dart frogs to Shakespeare with the Grand Rapids Public Museum, October 22, 2022 - April 16, 2023.

Horror: Going Beyond King & Koontz

Horror can be hard genre to embrace. King & Koontz are only the beginning - give these a try if your looking to go beyond the basics.

Popular Nonfiction 

Popular Culture

Keep Calm and Stay Country

It's time to celebrate the gift of country music and you don't have to be south of the Mason Dixon Line to do it!

The Power of Poison

Explore the world of poison from poison dart frogs to Shakespeare with the Grand Rapids Public Museum, October 22, 2022 - April 16, 2023.

Play me some of that country music.

Some of these voices from the country music world are sure to leave an impression in your heart.

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day!

Kent County sits on the ancestral lands of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples.

Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day!

Kent County sits on the ancestral lands of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples.

Celebrate! Native American Day

On the 4th Friday of Sept, Native American Day honors the culture and traditions of First Nations. Explore titles by Indigenous authors.

Learn with KDL: Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of the independence anniversaries of eight Latinx countries from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15.

Celebration of Souls

Celebrate Day of the Dead with the Grand Rapids Public Museum! September 3, 2022 – November 27, 2022

Good Books You May Have Missed

Popular Culture

Lessons in Chemistry

Seeking a book with independent characters? Dive into these books. Oh! Have someone else set the table, you will need a moment to yourself.

Graphic Novels on Hoopla for Kids

Never read a digital graphic novel before? Make sure to use Hoopla's panel view for close ups into each scene!

The Push

The books on this list are psychological thrillers, with grit and suspense.

The Midnight Library

Do you like time travel novels not too heavy on science, alternate reality stories, books set in libraries or what-if stories?

Michigan Literature

Popular Culture

The Power of Poison

Explore the world of poison from poison dart frogs to Shakespeare with the Grand Rapids Public Museum, October 22, 2022 - April 16, 2023.

Audiobooks

Popular Culture

Play me some of that country music.

Some of these voices from the country music world are sure to leave an impression in your heart.

Young Readers

Popular Culture

Creepy Tales for Kids!

Get your shiver on with these awesome books.

Learn with KDL: Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of the independence anniversaries of eight Latinx countries from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15.

Elementary

Popular Culture

The Power of Poison

Explore the world of poison from poison dart frogs to Shakespeare with the Grand Rapids Public Museum, October 22, 2022 - April 16, 2023.

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day!

Kent County sits on the ancestral lands of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples.

Middle School/High School

Popular Culture

The Power of Poison

Explore the world of poison from poison dart frogs to Shakespeare with the Grand Rapids Public Museum, October 22, 2022 - April 16, 2023.

Twisted Tales for Teens

Fairy tales and folklore--with a twist!

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day!

Kent County sits on the ancestral lands of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples.

Celebrate! Native American Day

On the 4th Friday of Sept, Native American Day honors the culture and traditions of First Nations. Explore titles by Indigenous authors.
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