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Literacy Book Reading

Fostering literacy and encouraging a love of reading to ensure that all GRPS students have the skills needed to succeed in life.

Children with the lowest reading scores account for 33% of all students, yet they account for 63% of all children who do not graduate from high school.

Annie E Casey Foundation


Recent Grants


$50,000   To Grand Rapids Public Schools Union High School Library for design/ furniture and technology updates to provide a welcoming and technology-friendly library learning space for students, including reading nooks, study tables, small group learning spaces and a technology lab.    This project was made possible through support raised during the Third Annual Ruth’s Cris Cares Charity Golf Challenge in September, 2014.

“Having this library at Sibley as well-stocked as it is, I can tell you that this is the spot that has the biggest impact on the kids, because they are choosing the books themselves instead of the teachers choosing for them.”
– Andrew Alvesteffer, Principal

Literacy Reading Book Corner