We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Posted by: Katie
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Selected films will be screened from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 22 at Celebration! Cinema North (2121 Celebration Dr. NE). Check www.kdl.org/teens for more information. The Kent County Teen Film Festival is sponsored by Compucraft and Kent District Library.
If you and your child haven’t attended one of KDL’s huge assortment of storytimes, you don’t know what you are missing! We hope these photos convey just a bit of the excitement, socializing and learning that takes place. We would love to see you and your little one sometime soon!
Recently, KDL Director Lance Werner was interviewed by Barbara Hansen on NPO Showcase. Lance promoted the many services that we offer, including our new hoopla video-streaming service and our extensive eBook collection.
The show will air on GRTV several times in the next few weeks, but you can watch it here first. Enjoy!
Staying in town for Christmas break? We can help keep your kids happy, busy and entertained! Between Life-Sized Candied Land, Fancy Nancy Soirees, a Pirate Festival and much more, there won’t be any time for boredom. Click here for a complete list of our programs taking place December 21 – January 4.
With your bank account a bit depleted after all that holiday shopping, don’t worry about spending money keeping your kids busy… all KDL programs are free!
Recently, you may have received your property tax statement and noticed the amount of money you pay for library service. Though you probably don’t enjoy paying taxes, we want you to know that we work hard to make sure that you get your money’s worth! We strive to offer great value to our library patrons.
Over 29,000 people participated in the 2013 Summer Reading @ KDL program and enjoyed reading for prizes. We offer free computer classes to help people learn new skills that will improve their personal and professional life. Our Early Child Essentials classes help parents and caregivers learn new tips and techniques to use as they raise and nurture the children in their care. And don’t forget about our collection! From the latest books, movies and music, to a wide selection of downloadables and even video games, KDL is your source for information, ideas and excitement. The best thing about KDL services is that they are all free!
How much is your family saving by using our services? Find out now.
Remember, the more you use the library, the more you save. The library is the ultimate bargain!
Parents and caregivers of children are invited to participate in Early Childhood Essentials classes at KDL this winter. If you have young children or if you work in child care and need professional development hours, the Early Childhood Essentials series is for you. All of the presenters are certified and vetted through Great Start. The classes are for adults, and child care is not provided.
Building Early Math Skills
Saturday, December 14, 10:00 AM – Cascade Township branch
Getting Ready to Write, 3–5 Year Olds
Monday, January 6, 6:30 PM – Kentwood (Richard L. Root) branch
Monday, January 27, 6:00 PM – Wyoming branch
Tuesday, February 18, 6:30 PM – Caledonia Township branch
Getting Ready to Write, Birth–Age 3
Monday, January 13, 6:00 PM – Wyoming branch
Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 PM – Caledonia Township branch
Make & Take Learning Games for Preschoolers
Saturday, January 18, 10:00 AM – East Grand Rapids branch
How to Build a Child Up with Positive Feedback
Thursday, January 23, 6:30 PM – Byron Township branch
Hands-On Minds-On Science
Saturday, January 25, 10:00 AM – Cascade Township branch
Engage with Activities to Promote Success
Monday, January 27, 6:00 PM – Kentwood (Richard L. Root) branch
Teaching Science with Toys
Monday, February 3, 6:30 PM – Krause Memorial branch
Fun Activities in GR for Free
Tuesday, February 4, 6:30 PM – Caledonia Township branch
Inexpensive Green Early Literacy Activities
Monday, February 10, 6:30 PM – Krause Memorial branch
Saturday, February 15, 10:00 AM – Cascade Township branch
Finding Balance in Everyday Life
Monday, February 17, 6:30 PM – Krause Memorial branch
Thursday, February 20, 6:30 PM – Byron Township branch
Monday, February 24, 6:30 PM – Kentwood (Richard L. Root) branch
Registration is required and participation is limited. Sign up today by clicking on the links above or calling our Patron Services Department at 616-784-2007. If you register and then are unable to attend, please call and let us know so someone else can take your spot.
Join KDL this holiday season in bringing cheer to a local child. Once again, KDL is participating in the US Marines’ Toys for Tots program, helping to provide toys to deserving children throughout the community.
Drop off your new, unwrapped toys now through Thursday, December 19 at any one of these KDL branch locations:
Thank you for your generosity!
In February, KDL will present its first ever Genre Derby, an exciting social media-driven, crowdfunding effort to raise funds for our collection. You are invited to jockey your favorite genre into position by taking part in the Genre Derby kickoff event from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Wednesday, December 11 at Vitale’s, 3868 West River Drive NW in Comstock Park. Click here to learn more about this fun evening and to submit your RSVP. All you need to bring is your smile!
We hope to see you there!
Recently Director Lance Werner promoted hoopla on FOX 17. Take a minute and watch the brief segment to learn more about this exciting new service that allows KDL cardholders to stream movies and television shows for free!