Ruff Readers is Back!

 Guess what? We found out that reading to a dog online is almost as good as reading to him in person. Kids miss out on the cuddles, but still feel the love and total acceptance that their new furry friend can offer. If your child loves books, loves dogs or could use some added confidence…
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Enjoy the Wonder of Summer!

By Kris Vogelar, Branch Outreach and Programming Specialist Summer Wonder is all around us. Breathe and take it in. The pandemic is easing, our favorite places are re-opening and life is slowly regaining some normalcy. Ahhh...  KDL wants to be a part of your summer routine. Take our 30-day reading challenge for all ages. It’s…
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KDL Librarian Receives Promotion

We are pleased to announce that Tricia Hetrick, Adult Librarian at the Cascade Branch, has been promoted to Regional Manager II at the Comstock Park and Plainfield Branches. Hetrick will provide direct and indirect supervision of all branch staff. She will be responsible for day-to-day circulation operations and implementation of policy and procedural changes. “KDL’s…
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Plant-Based for the Planet

By Aimee Jodoin, Adult Parapro at the Kentwood Branch There's no second-guessing that food is very precious to us — to our culture, to our day-to-day experiences, to our finances, to our taste buds. Changing the way you eat is no easy task, but it has great benefits to the environment. Just eating plant-based for…
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New 385-Gallon Aquarium Dedicated at Cascade Twp. Branch of Kent District Library

The Cascade Township Branch of Kent District Library has a new addition — a 385 gallon aquarium. The new cylindrical fish tank is 6.5 feet tall, 66 inches in diameter and is sure to delight patrons young and old alike. The aquarium was created through a donation by Claude Robinson, in loving memory of his…
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Volunteer Voices: Jim Ferro

By Elizabeth Amante Heys, KDL Volunteer This new KDL blog series profiles branch volunteers, or Friends of the Library, the all-too-often unsung heroes who manage book sales, raise money for special services and create events to support library patronage. Fittingly, this inaugural profile features Jim Ferro, whose life work reflects an attitude of servant leadership…
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