About Kent District Library

Kent District Library: Information. Ideas. Excitement!

At Kent District Library, we challenge the traditional concept of a library. Yes, there are books to check out, but also board games, video game consoles, Wi-Fi hotspots and GoPro cameras. At KDL, convenience is king! Our cardholders have access to one of the largest digital collections in the country, featuring eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming or downloadable movies, music, games and even a digital comic book collection.

Programs at Kent District Library make reading and learning how to read fun for young children. All 20 branch locations include a WonderKnook interactive early literacy play space. KDL storytimes are proven to increase early literacy development, helping children start kindergarten ready to read. Hands-on KDL LAB Experience® programs offer carefully selected learning tools and activities ‭designed to help school-age children and teens increase their proficiency in ‭STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) disciplines. Adults enjoy book discussions, craft programs, author visits and more. Learning is truly a lifelong endeavor at KDL with embedded staff members offering reading programs and activities at many senior citizen centers throughout Kent County.‬‬‬‬‬‬

As a partner in the arts and entertainment community, we offer a variety of creative opportunities for all ages. From the statewide Write Michigan Short Story Contest, Teen Poetry Contest and so much more, KDL aims to connect people with what inspires them. We consider our success determined on whether you, our customer, found the library useful in helping you achieve your goals.


Lance M. Werner, Executive Director
Kent District Library
Office: (616) 784-2091

Kent District Library is a public library system operating 20 branch libraries that serve nearly 440,000 residents of 27 different municipalities throughout Kent County. KDL enriches lives by providing information, ideas and excitement. It is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by millage dollars and private donations. KDL is a member of the Lakeland Library Cooperative. For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

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