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

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 County. The Chromebook Combos are available for overnight checkout at these KDL branches…
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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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KDL Welcomes New Manager at the Comstock Park and Plainfield Twp. Branches

Kent District Library is pleased to welcome Scott Ninemeier as the Regional Manager 1 at the Comstock Park and Plainfield Twp. Branches. Ninemeier will supervise branch staff to ensure efficient and effective delivery of library services and will serve as a community liaison representing Kent District Library. Ninemeier most recently served as the General Manager…
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Kent District Library Expands Availability and Extends Checkout Time of Hotspots

Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots are now available for pick up at all Kent District Library branch locations, when previously they were only available at seven branches.  KDL has also increased the amount of time that hotspots can be checked out from three weeks to four months. The library has over 1,000 hotspots available for checkout. The…
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