Let’s Celebrate the Amy Van Andel Library & Community Center!

The Amy Van Andel Library & Community Center (ADA) is one year old! And what a wonderful year it has been. 

Facts and figures (2021)...

  • 62,793 total visitors (205 visitors per day on average)
  • 121,246 items checked out (physical items only, doesn't count renewals). The average patron checked out items per visit.
  • The total retail value of all of those items was $2.25 million, and the average patron who checked out items  saved $445.54 in 2021 by checking out library items instead of purchasing them.
  • At the end of 2021, the branch had 23,913 physical items in its collection.
  • 64 programs, with a total attendance of 1,562 (average of 24 attendees per program) *Note that programs didn't resume until June.
  • 23 outreach events, with a total attendance of 3,592 (average of 156 attendees per event)
  • 368 Summer Wonder completers
  • 1,309 new library cards were issued to ADA patrons in 2021.
  • 91% of those surveyed would recommend the ADA library to others.
  • The branch houses Brody's Be Cafe, a business that employs adults with special needs.

Most popular titles checked out at ADA in 2021:

  1. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
  2. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
  3. Sooley by John Grisham
  4. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
  5. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

What people are saying...

“I don't know what I'd do without KDL. I save so much money by borrowing books instead of buying them. Very grateful for the new Amy [Van Andel] Branch in Ada. I have been waiting for it for 30 years.”

“The Ada Library is a state-of-the-art sight to behold.”

“I love the fact that Ada has a library now! My library use will be increasing since I live just a mile and a half away.”

“I already have recommended the Ada Library to my adult kids. One joined us during our visit. It's a beautiful space and the librarian was kind.”

“Good atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, great building.”