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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Due to weather and road conditions, all branches of KDL and the Service Center will be closed today, Tuesday, November 18. All programs are cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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East Grand Rapids Branch – CLOSED

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The East Grand Rapids Branch is currently CLOSED due to a power outage. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to be open for usual hours tomorrow, April 10.

UPDATE: Power has been restored and the branch will reopen at its normal time on Thursday, April 10.


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Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Due to increasingly hazardous weather conditions, KDL’s Spencer Township branch will close today at 5:30 PM and the Tyrone Township branch will close at 6:00 PM. We apologize for the inconvenience and wish all of our staff and customers safe travels if necessary this evening.

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KDL Open 1:00 – 5:00 PM Tues., Jan. 7

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Due to the ongoing treacherous weather conditions, KDL will be open reduced hours on Tuesday, January 7. All branches and the Service Center will be open from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. All morning and evening programs are cancelled for the day. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Due to the icy road conditions, all Kent District Library branches will be closed today, December 22.

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KDL Open 12:00 – 5:00 PM Today

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Due to weather conditions, KDL’s hours on Friday, December 20 will be from 12:00 – 5:00 PM. All branches with open hours on Fridays will not open until noon.

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Sand Lake Branch Closed – No Power

Monday, May 20th, 2013

The Sand Lake/Nelson Township Branch closed at 5:00 PM today due to a power outage. The branch is expected to resume regular hours tomorrow. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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History of Barbie Program Canceled

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Due to flooding in the Lowell area, today’s History of Barbie with Afternoon Tea program scheduled for 2:00 PM at the Lowell Township Hall is CANCELED.

KDL’s Englehardt branch in Lowell remains CLOSED on Saturday, April 20. During this time, Englehardt’s book drop will not be accessible. Items may be returned to the Alto, Cascade Township or any other KDL branch. All current HOLDS for Englehardt patrons will be available for pickup at the Alto branch during the Emergency Closing period. (Alto is closed on Fridays, but will be open from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM on Saturday.)

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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KDL Closed Until 12:00PM Friday

Friday, February 8th, 2013

All branches will be closed until 12:00 PM today (Friday, February 8), but will then resume normal hours. All morning programs and activities for Friday are cancelled.

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The Richard L. Root Kentwood Branch

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Last Friday evening, the City of Kentwood hosted a renaming ceremony at KDL’s Kentwood branch. In honor of his dedication to the community and to the library, the cermony was held to rename the Kentwood branch library for Richard L. Root, former mayor of Kentwood. Mayor Root died in June.

Nearly 250 people attended the elegant renaming ceremony. Comments by Kentwood Mayor Richard Clanton and KDL Library Board Trustee Shirley Bruursema included quotes from the former mayor and an appreciation of his influence on them and on the city of Kentwood. Clanton reflected on Mayor Root’s passion for the library as a place of learning and fun for families. Bruursema mentioned how Mayor Root unofficially “adopted her” from Gaines Township because of her close work with him in passing the millage to construct the now Richard L. Root Kentwood Branch of Kent District Library.

Members of the Root family were present for the unveiling of a portrait of Mayor Root by Michigan artist Bill Murcko. State Representative Ken Yonker and senators Tonya Schuitmaker and Dave Hildenbrand also issued a proclamation in honor of Mayor Root.

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