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Read All About Keeping Backyard Chickens

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Milling AroundSince I started keeping chickens seven years ago, many others have too, or at the very least have given it some thought. I remember the day I was looking at the Murray McMurray website, creating my order for 25 day-old chicks. I finally narrowed it down to three different breeds, and now all I had to do was hit the “submit order” button. “Are you sure you want to do this?” I asked myself. “This is going to change your life,” I thought. Well, I submitted the order and in April of 2007, I picked up 27 peeping fuzzballs at the post office. And, yes, my life was changed.

The best and most important advice I can give is “Do Your Homework!” READ books, magazines and blogs. TALK to folks who have already taken the plunge, and learn from their mistakes.


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Be a Ruff Reader

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Ruff ReadersWe are once again offering Ruff Readers at the library! This summer, West Michigan Therapy Dogs will be visiting several KDL branches. While kids dig into summer reading at KDL, these dogs dig listening to kids read aloud!

Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler. Kids can read a favorite book while the pooches just curl up and listen. Reading to dogs gives kids a chance to build confidence and fluency without worrying about making a mistake or being judged by their furry friend.

Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. Check out our Events page for a listing of branches that are offering Ruff Readers, or call 616-784-2007 for assistance in reserving a time.


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KDL’s Music Collection

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Caledonia Music Display

Looking for some good music?  KDL has a wonderful and varied collection of Music as shown in this display at the Caledonia Township Branch.  Music CDs, Music DVDs, and books highlight the variety of KDL’s collection.  Stop into your local branch to check out some new music or pick up some old favorites.  Some of our music categories include:

Stop in today or log in the Freegal downloadable music service using your KDL library card number and download your favorite songs from among hundreds of thousands of recordings offered by Sony Music Entertainment.


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