Introducing the 2021-2023 Strategic Plan

We are pleased to announce our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan. The plan guides our purpose to further all people by highlighting three strategic focuses: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Engagement and Service Sustainability This strategic plan also outlines our purpose, vision, 3-5 year business goals, annual operational initiatives and core values. It serves as a lens to…
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Black History Month

Join us in celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February with the following programs and resources: Blog posts Black History Month - Books Matter, by Misgana Kurban Black Arts, by Misgana Kurban Black History Month reading lists Picture Books Middle Grade Recommendations Teen Recommendations Adult Recommendations Programs Celebration of African American Life …
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Short story ‘stokage’

As I finish reviewing a batch of short stories written by young authors (age 11 and younger) that were entered into the Write Michigan Short Story Competition, a LOT of thoughts are going through my mind. First, comes the a sense of being greatly impressed by young writers. They so clearly love to write and…
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Donate now to support programming and outreach at KDL

From Meet Up and Eat Up, which addressed childhood hunger and provided Summer Wonder activity bags for children, to virtual visits at foster homes and senior centers to home delivery of Wi-Fi hotspots, Kent District Library has provided greatly-needed resources, programs and services during the COVID-19 pandemic. On behalf of KDL, thank you for your…
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HR Best Practices: Checking out KDL’s check-in process

Performance management systems can be uncomfortable for many people, creating anxiety for managers and their people. In this Library Leadership Podcast, Brian Mortimore, Director of Human Resources for Organizational Development at Kent District Library tells how the library’s approach fosters consistency while taking the edge off from performance reviews. In addition to the podcast, you…
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All Locations Closed Tuesday, December 1

All Kent District Library locations will be closed Tuesday, December 1 for a staff training day. This means that curbside service will not be available and the Patron Services team will be unavailable. However, all online services remain available. Grandville Construction Update: Possible closure on Wednesday, December 2 Due to construction, the Grandville Branch may…
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