Ada Library and Community Center project moves forward with announcement of name and launch of public campaign

The name of a new library and community center in the Village of Ada was revealed Friday afternoon as the public portion of the fundraising campaign kicked off.  The Amy Van Andel Library and Community Center was announced during an event at the future site of the facility on Headley Street adjacent to The Community…
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Mushroom Hunting in Michigan

Even though the snow has returned as a reminder that winter is not quite over, it is exciting to start thinking and planning for spring weather and all that is has to offer. In early spring, a great outdoor activity that is fun for the whole family is mushroom hunting, specifically the elusive Morel. As…
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Kent District Library Director Named Top Librarian in the Nation

Lance Werner, executive director of Kent District Library, has been named the top librarian in the nation by Library Journal. The 2018 Librarian of the Year award honors a professional librarian among nominees from across the country for outstanding achievement and accomplishments reflecting the loftiest service goals of the library profession. Werner was recognized for…
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What’s up with manga?

You may have seen it at the bookstore or in the hands of a relative. A backwards-facing, black and white comic book called a manga. What are these books? How are they different and why are they popular? Let’s dive in. For those not familiar with it, manga (both the singular and plural form) are…
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Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Attention fans of Wonder; your favorite book is now making a splash across the big screen! Everyone knows that the book is always better than the movie, but we can still be hopeful that Wonder is going to be an exception. Based on the novel by R.J Palacio, the movie follows actor Jason Tremblay (Auggie…
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