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Our summer hours start this weekend: All KDL branches will be closed Sundays from May 27 through Sept. 2. We will also be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

KDL Blog

KDL Blog

Children's collection

Thanks for telling us where to sow seeds!

Our recent survey of Kent County residents provided such a clear sense of direction, that we used it as the basis of our new strategic plan. The three core areas of focus are:

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DVD set

A new DVD French film set

Sometimes context can heighten the interest in something beyond the intrinsic value of the thing itself. A case in point is a new DVD set from the Criterion Collection.

Staff Picks

KDL Staff Picks

I'm sure it's no surprise that KDL staff members love to read!  Not only do we love to read, but we also love to share great book recommendations with others. KDL Staff Picks are updated each month with suggestions

Hello My Name is Ruby

Love and friendship: Heartwarming picture books

While February has brought a blast of cold into our midst, there are many children’s picture books that celebrate the warmth of friendship and relationships. Many of these books encourage children to talk about their own friendships and the family in their lives.

Laura

Kent District Library Hires New Director of Finance

Kent District Library is pleased to announce the selection of Laura Powers to serve as the new Director of Finance. She will assist the Director in budget planning, prepare and monitor the annual budget, and be a part of KDL’s Leadership Team, among other responsibilities.

Write Michigan

Sixth Annual Write Michigan Contest Winners Announced

Kent County, Mich.—Kent District Library and Schuler Books & Music announce the winners of the sixth annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest. Almost 900 writers from across the state entered the contest in four categories —185 adults, 459 teens, 222 youth and 32 Spanish writers.