Presenting with KDL
Payment will be issued upon completion of your program.
KDL rarely requires registration for programs. This means that the size of the audience for your program may be hard to predict and control.
We do not pay separately for mileage. Please include travel costs into your total performance price. Keep in mind our
branch locations range between 5 – 33 miles from Grand Rapids, Mich. A Certificate of Liability
may be required if your program involves live animals or could potentially expose attendees to harm/injury. that names KDL as a co-insured party No individual or organization who presents a program at the library will be permitted to sell their product or services during their presentation or during their time at the library (with the exception of authors who come to speak about their books or performers who have recordings of their music).
Turning in a questionnaire
guarantee your program will be selected this season. However, KDL offers year-round programs and may find a fit for you during another season. does not Questionnaires submitted without a completed background check form
. Background checks will be processed will not be considered your program is selected. Results are confidential. only if
are selected, please be aware you'll be asked to:
Fill out a Presenter Agreement form.
Fill out a W9 for payment.
Submit media/publicity materials.
If suitable high-resolution photos and applicable logos for which the performer has full legal rights for usage are not provided to KDL at the time of the booking agreement, KDL will select and use royalty-free stock images at their discretion. Are you willing to acquire a Certificate of Liability if needed?
Date of birth
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Brief program description. Include a title if possible.
Multiple booking discount? (Same day, different location)
If yes, cost per booking
Scheduling conflicts (Weekends/evenings. Please be specific.)
Which category would your program fit best?
Note: Despite our best efforts with the school-age group, sometimes younger children attend.
Are you willing to travel to all KDL locations?
If no, I can present at the following locations:
Does your program require special needs? (Examples: water source, electricity, etc.)
Can you present outdoors?
Maximum number of people (mostly children) you can accommodate:
Please submit references/website/portfolio or other valuable program examples.
Background Check Authorization
Kent District Library conducts a criminal background check for any past criminal convictions or pending felony criminal charges using the Michigan State Police ICHAT system. The information below is needed to request the ICHAT report and will only be used to obtain the report. KDL feels that is necessary to complete background verifications in order to provide a safe environment for the public.
Kent District Library will not allow individuals to present who have been convicted of any felony
-or- who have been convicted of a misdemeanor offense for assault; child abuse; criminal sexual conduct; use, possession, or sale of weapons; or violations of Article 7 of the Michigan Public Health Code (Controlled Substances) (MCL 333.7101 et seq.) or other unlawful use, possession, or sale of drugs or controlled substances. The Human Resources Department will review all other convictions and pending criminal charges of a candidate on an individual basis with the final decision resting with the Library Director.
All background verification information obtained will be kept CONFIDENTIAL to the extent permitted by law. The information obtained will not be provided to any parties other than to designated KDL personnel or legal counsel with a need to know.