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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Kent District Library Returns to Curbside and Online Service Only

Out of an abundance of caution, beginning Monday, November 16, Kent District Library will close its branches to in-person visits but will continue to offer curbside pickup services, online programs and expanded online resources. Curbside service is available during normal branch hours so there is no interruption for patrons who check out items, while online…
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Kent District Library and Godfrey-Lee Public Schools Partner to Bring Library to East Lee Campus

Kent District Library and Godfrey-Lee Public Schools joined forces to add a library collection at the East Lee Campus, Godfrey-Lee’s alternative high school, which did not have a media center or library. The materials will be used exclusively for students of East Lee.  KDL is providing books that will be popular among the student body…
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KDL No Longer Holding Materials in Quarantine; Increasing Branch Capacity and Length of Visits

Now: Increased capacity to 50% of building capacity Beginning October 19: Quarantine of returned materials ends Branch visit time expands to two hours Access time for public computers increases to two hours Effective October 19, KDL will stop quarantining returned library materials. This means items will be processed and go back into circulation after they are returned. This…
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Kent District Library Expands In-Branch Hours, Printing and Scanning Services

Kent District Library is pleased to announce expanded in-branch hours starting Monday, September 21. Branches will return to their normal published hours with one exception ­– all branches will remain closed on Sundays. Curbside pick-up is offered during open hours. For health and safety reasons, KDL will continue to have guidelines in place: Masks are…
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KDL Announces 9th Annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest

Kent District Library, Portage Lake District Library and Schuler Books announce the ninth annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest, which drew over 1,000 Michigan writers last year. Writers of all ages are invited to enter, with separate categories for youth, teens, adults and Spanish language (11 and younger). Winning entries will be published and receive…
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Kent District Library celebrates year of growth, changes and record numbers

The Kent District Library 2019 Annual Report tells the story of another year of new initiatives and increases in the use of library resources. The annual report is available for download at kdl.org/2019AnnualReport, highlighting numerous community needs that are routinely met by the library, including:     Nearly 3,000 children (kindergarten through third grade) launched to reading…
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Kent District Library is Closing the Internet Gap in Kent County by Mailing Hotspots to Households

An expanded initiative by Kent District Library will allow patrons to get Internet access delivered straight to their home. The library has added 700 new hotspots to the collection, increasing the number to 833. The hotspots are part of the Beyond Books Collection and are available to library cardholders age 18 and older. “With an…
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Kent District Library Delivers Summer Fun and Learning Straight to You

Summer looks a little different this year and so does Kent District Library’s summer reading program, but it still contains all the learning, fun and prizes you love… with some bonus excitement! KDL is pleased to introduce Summer Wonder, an at-home, self-guided program for all ages that kicks off Monday, June 1 and extends through…
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