Expect the unexpected at our first-ever SuperPartyWonderDay!
When: Saturday, Aug. 12 from noon to 8 p.m.
Where: The Meadows at Millennium Park
KDL goes beyond books and our first-ever SuperPartyWonderDay is a celebration of that! If you think libraries are only for reading, well, we have a surprise for you. We’re putting down the books for a day of beer, bikes, barbecue, live bands and the sweet, sweet smell of the outdoors.
Get ready for this FREE action-packed day at beautiful Millennium Park.
We're also looking for volunteers! Visit our VolunteerHub page to see what opportunities are available and to sign up.
Local beer, cider + wine
Quench your thirst: We’re trading our books for beers, cider and wine from some of the best that West Michigan has to offer:
- Cascade Cellars Winery
- Cedar Springs Brewing Co.
- Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply
- Kayla Rae Cellars
- Railtown Brewing Co.
The bar area will accept both cash and credit card.
Did you know we keep a special collection of books, music and film devoted exclusively to West Michigan talent? Learn more about our Local Indie @ KDL collection.
We’re getting our heads out of the books and into the clouds with the SuperPartyWonderRide through the park. Join a squadron of KDL Cruisers and see how we go beyond books. (Eight of our branches offer these KDL Cruisers, which you can check out for up to two days; learn more on our BikeKDL page.)
Sign up for updates on Facebook by visiting the SuperPartyWonderRide event page and marking that you're interested or you're going. Share with your friends to let them know!
Thanks to BikeKDL and the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition for support.
Dry rub or sauce? Hickory or mesquite? Pit your sticky fingers against other grilling aficionados in our first-ever rib cook-off. Everyone wins as we conclude with FREE tastings for attendees (first come, first served), who can vote for a People’s Choice Winner! Our panel of professional judges will get in on the action, too, with their Judges’ Choice Award.
Visit our KDL Rib Cook-Off page for more info and to sign up.
Check-in begins at 7 a.m. Registration is limited.
A special thank you to our cook-off sponsor, The Grilling Company.
Food Truck Rally
What are you hungry for? A fleet of food trucks will be on hand to dish up all kinds of fresh, locally sourced, seasonal foods:
The food trucks will be accepting credit cards.
More fun and excitement in store!
No need for your library card to check this out. It’s a library party unlike any before – and one you won’t want to miss.
Human and furry kids welcome. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.