Introducing Sensory Packs

Because we care about the well-being and comfort of our patrons, we offer Sensory Packs. These bags contain items that can help someone needing sensory accommodations. Contents include a weighted shoulder wrap, sensory toys, headphones and more. The bags are for in-branch use only. "We strive to make KDL a welcoming space for everyone, and…
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Finally… A Book Sale!

If you're anything like us, you've been dying for a book sale the past 12 months. Well, friends, you're in luck! The Friends of the Plainfield Library are hosting a five-day book sale at the Plainfield Twp. Branch. All you need to bring is a mask, a bag and two free hands to carry the…
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Book Bundles Help Kids Meet Their Reading Program Goals

Parents, we know that it can sometimes be time-consuming placing holds on all the items you and your children want to read together. Have you considered asking us for book bundles of board books, picture books and beginning readers? It’s a great way to get a variety of reading choices, and maybe even discover some new-to-you authors and series. And if you’ve signed up for 1000 Books…
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Bending Toward Justice

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated just 53 years ago in Memphis, TN at the age of 39. In his short time on our planet, he became the most well-known civil rights figure in the United States. On Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK Jr.) Day, we celebrate the Reverend Doctor's birthday (January 15) and legacy…
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Semi-finalists named in Write Michigan Short Story Contest

Kent District Library and Schuler Books are proud to announce the semi-finalists in the ninth annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest. About 950 Michigan writers from all over the state entered the contest. Winners will be chosen by public voting at www.writemichigan.org through January 31 for the $500 Readers’ Choice award, and by a panel…
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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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Get to Know KDL: Angela at Alpine

Meet Angela. She's a Branch Librarian at the Alpine Township Branch. She runs the Alpine Avenue Book Club, which has been an amazing lifeline during quarantine.  "Librarianship has looked a little different this year, so it’s great to connect with patrons and talk about life and books via Book Club," Angela said. "It’s also been…
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Preparing for our New Branch!

By Elizabeth Guarino-Kozlowicz, Manager of Library Collections In late January, KDL will open the doors of its 20th branch, the Amy Van Andel Library and Community Center. The Collection Development and Collections Services departments of KDL have had the honor and privilege to build the collection for our newest branch from the ground up. “It’s…
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