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Join the Big Rapids Community Library for

Summer Reading Programs throughout summer!

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All events are located at the Literacy Park, next to the library, unless otherwise noted.

June 10 - August 9

Monday - Friday

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

June 14 - August 16


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday, June 25

6:30 - 7:30 PM


Saturday, July 6

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wednesday, July 17

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tuesday, July 23

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Saturday, July 27

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Thursday, August 1

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Saturday, August 3

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Monday, August 12

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Gather 2 Grow. AGES 18 AND UNDER.

Free lunches in the BRCL Community Room.


Snack Adventures Around the World. TEENS.

Different activities each Friday in the BRCL Community Room. Registration required. Limited spots available.

Michigan Tales. ADULTS.

LA-based storyteller Adam Mellemo preforms stories for grown-ups in the Community Room. Registration required.

Meet & Greet: Live Animal Adventure. ALL AGES.

John Ball Zoo in the BRCL Community Room.

Ticket required for entry. Earn ticket by registering for the Summer Reading Program. Limited availability.

Traveling Zoo. ALL AGES.

Reptiles from around the world brought to the library by Prehistoric World.

A Musical Adventure. ALL AGES.

Song, dance, and percussion by the TrebleMakers Youth Choir and Katie McInnis.

Goldilocks & the Three Bears Puppet Show. ALL AGES.

At the Bandshell in Hemlock Park.

Cameron Zvara. ALL AGES.

Comedy Magician & Entertainer.

Nature Getaways. ADULTS.

Learn about overlooked, hidden, and unique destinations around Michigan with Ron Rademacher in the BRCL Community Room. Registration required. Limited spots available.

A Nature Adventure. ALL AGES.

Meet library staff and Scott Herron, resident botanist, ecologist, and ethnobiologist at the Pavilion next to the playground at Northend Riverside Park.

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