One Book, One City for Kids - Our 2017 White Glove Event

One Book, One City for Kids is an annual reading program offered through a partnership between the Grand Rapids Public Library and Grand Rapids Public Schools which encourages all 5th graders to read and discuss the same book. At this event, guests will hear success stories and see students’ work related to the 2017 selection, Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper--the story of Melody who was born with cerebral palsy. The Kids are Talking!

Enjoy appetizers, beer, wine, music and a silent auction!

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Gold Sponsors 


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Cook Foundation 

Cook Foundation nostroke

Grand Rapids Metrology 

FinalSignature GRM

Independent Bank 


Universal Forest Products

UFP Horiz. One Line 

Silver Sponsors 

Bissell Inc. 

Grand Rapids Public Schools

Hungerford Nichols CPAs & Advisors

Lake Michigan Credit Union 

Missad Foundation 

Norris, Perneé & French, LLP

Pioneer Construction

Ed and M. Jade VanderVelde

Bronze Sponsors

Barnes & Thornburg

Car City

Mercantile Bank

Student Advancement Foundation

Watermark Insurance Services