Kent District Library and Kent County Parks Team Up to Present “Where’s Curi?”

As part of its Summer Wonder program, Kent District Library has teamed up with Kent County Parks to present “Where’s Curi?” Go on an outdoor scavenger hunt through local parks to find Curi, KDL’s Summer Wonder mascot. Where’s Curi? is a fun opportunity to get outdoors and explore and learn this summer! Use clues to…
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KDL Welcomes New Manager

Kent District Library is pleased to welcome LuLu Brown as the Regional Manager II at the Cascade Twp. and Caledonia Twp. Branches. Brown 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 mission goes beyond books,” said Brown…
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Amy Van Andel Library – Ada Community Center Dedicated in Ada

The Amy Van Andel Library – Ada Community Center was officially dedicated Thursday morning with a ribbon cutting and recognition of this important community gathering space. Self-guided tours of the facility are available to the public throughout the weekend. The two-story, 25,786 square foot facility is located at 7215 Headley St. SE, in the heart…
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Kent County Libraries Provide Options for Those without Broadband Internet

With an estimated 37,000 households without broadband internet access in Kent County, libraries provide free options for those without home internet. All the libraries in Kent County – 20 Kent District Library branches, eight Grand Rapids Public Library locations, Cedar Springs Public Library and Sparta Carnegie Township Library – provide free Wi-Fi and public computers…
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Kent District Library and World Affairs Council Present Community Resilience Series

Pandemics, politics and persistent social problems make our communities seem more fractured and polarized than ever. Yet, we must all live together and create communities where people are safe, prosperous and healthy. Kent District Library has partnered with World Affairs Council to present a three-part series focused on Community Resilience. This series tackles the ways…
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Kent District Library Offers Chromebook Combos for Checkout to Help Close the Digital Divide

Update: Starting May 24, the Chromebook Combos will be available for three-week checkouts. Kent District Library patrons 18 and older now have the opportunity to check out a Chromebook Combo. The Combo includes a Chromebook and a Verizon Wifi Hotspot. This initiative is part of KDL’s strategy to help bridge the digital divide in Kent…
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Kent District Library Celebrates Year of Change, Resiliency and Adaptability

The Kent District Library 2020 Annual Report tells the story of a year of drastic change and major accomplishments. The annual report is available for download at kdl.org/AnnualReport, and highlights numerous community needs that were met during unprecedented times, including:  In response to having to cancel all in-person events, 1,402 live-streamed events were created to…
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Calling All Teen Poets

Kent District Library is currently accepting entries to the annual Write Michigan Teen Poetry Contest, open to teens in grades 6-12 living in Kent County. This is a great opportunity for teens to share their writing and win a cool prize. Teens are encouraged to submit up to two poems by April 4 to be…
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Kent District Library Resumes In-Branch Hours on January 19

Kent District Library will resume in-branch hours on Tuesday, January 19, welcoming the public back inside the library. Due to a construction project, the Cascade Branch will resume in-branch hours on February 1. Patrons are invited to browse the collection and enjoy other library resources inside, in addition to having the option for curbside service…
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