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Attention Gamers & Comic Book Fans!

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

GrandConKDL is partnering with GrandCon Gaming & Comic Arts Convention for a geek-tastic extravaganza where you can revel in

  • Board game tourneys
  • Author signings
  • Role playing events
  • Special screenings of movies
  • And so much more!

Prince Conference Center
1800 East Beltline Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Tomorrow (Friday, September 13) is your LAST CHANCE to pre-register and save on your badges. Get your geek on, see you at GrandCon!

For the first 600 attendees, with your valid badge and the presentation of your KDL card, college student, educator, or military/law enforcement ID, GrandCon will give you a $3 credit to spend while you are at the convention. (Valid current ID must be presented for this one-time credit. This credit will not stack with multiple ID’s that you may own.)


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WHO Travels in Trunks?

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Having never met an elephant before, I was a bit nervous, but Katie L. put me right at ease.

We started off with a bit of history…

Allison: So, how did you come to be the mascot for the Kent District Library?

Katie L.: Well, I came to live at KDL as soon as I was born, on May 11, 2003. My original name was Katie Elephant, but Cheryl (one of my main caretakers) thought that it was too long to spell, so now I’m Katie L. The ‘L’ stands for ‘library’ of course.

A: Is it true that you sometimes have to travel in the trunks of cars?

K. L.: Yes! It can get a little stuffy at times, but I just love getting out and about, so it’s worth it.

A: What is the most exciting place that you have visited?

K. L.: I can’t possibly pick just one! I have been all over Kent County, for everything from fairs and parades to ribbon cuttings and festivals. I even got to vicariously travel around the world with different families last year when they took a stick puppet of me on their summer vacations!

A: Wow, that’s fascinating, you obviously have an extraordinary job. What is your favorite thing about working for the library?

K.L.: Hmm, I guess it’s a toss-up between having kids try to find me at their branch and meeting all kinds of people outside of the library at community events.

A: Ok, now on to some non work-related questions. Do you have a favorite elephant joke?

K. L.: Why yes, I do!

Q: What is beautiful, gray and wears glass slippers?
A: Cinderelephant!

A: Ha ha, that is funny:)  Lastly, what are you reading right now?

K. L.: I am reading Today I Will Fly, an Elephant and Piggie book by Mo Willems.

Make sure to check out Katie L.’s Facebook page to keep up with her doings!


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Fiesta Fun

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Celebrate the harvest at an afternoon of fun for the whole family from 1:30 to 3:30 PM on Sunday, September 9 with games, balloons, crafts and more!

¡Celebra la cosecha con juegos, globos, artes y más en una tarde de diversión para toda la familia!

The party will take place at the soccer fields in the Alpine Sports Complex, 1850 Alpine Church Road (corner of Alpine Church Road and Baumhoff).

Domingo, 9 de septiembre, desde las 1:30 hasta las 3:30 de la tarde en el Alpine Complex. 


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Additional Toddler Times at Walker Branch

Monday, December 13th, 2010

In order to better serve their patrons, the Walker branch has added an additional Toddler Time to their schedule. In addition to the normal 10:00 am program on Wednesdays, starting next Monday, December 20, and running through January 24, there will also be Toddler Time at 10:00 am on Mondays.

To register for this or another Storytime, choose your day here and sign up!

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