Posted by: Beth
All Kent District Library branches will be closed Friday, July 4 for Independence Day. We will resume normal operating hours on Saturday, July 5. For additional 2014 holiday closing information, please view our holiday closings page.
When you tell us how much you love the library, it feels like butterfly kisses. Like a hug from a giant stuffed teddy bear. Like being in the middle of a pile of puppies on warm grass in the sunshine. Ooohhh… happiness.
Click here and fill out the form by July 14 to tell us about one or more ways you use and benefit from your library. You’ll be entered for the chance to win a $25 gift card from Schuler Books & Music and could be featured in an article about your loving-us-ness on our website and in our seasonal program guide.
Looking for something new or different to read this summer? Check out some of these great new booklists.
Love John Green’s books but waiting for your hold? Try these If You Like John Green suggestions. Another popular series this summer is Divergent by Veronica Roth. If you have read all three books in the series and are looking for more, try If You Like Divergent or Dystopian Fiction for Teens booklists. Still not the right list? How about Action & Suspense books.
All these lists have some great suggestions to really Ignite Your Summer Reading!
Julie and her daughter Katie are ginormous fans of KDL. The awesome pair kicked it news-style recently while at the Comstock Park Branch to proclaim their love for all things library. What’s your library story? Upload a short video of your own to our Facebook page!
The votes have been tallied and a winner has been selected for the annual Michigan Thumbs Up! Award. The winner of the 2014 Thumbs Up! Award goes to Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell! This touching coming-of-age novel features two misfit teens who develop a friendship and love despite the challenges of peer pressure and family.
Three honor books were selected as well:
Wednesday, July 9, 1:00 – 5:00 PM – Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch
Thursday, July 10, 1:00 – 4:00 PM – Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch
Sponsored by the Friends of the Kentwood Library
Doctor Who fans – need to escape this summer? Feed your need for travel and adventure by exploring new worlds within the pages of these excellent readalikes, or check out our “If You Like Doctor Who” book list for more great titles.
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
SF TEEN BARNES
Fifteen-year-old Claire Ryan has always felt invisible, always lived beyond people’s notice, which causes trouble when she instantly connects with seventeen-year-old Nix, who really can become invisible and has been sent to assassinate her.
SF TEEN GRANT
In the near future, the conjoined Armstrong twins, under the guise of the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corporation, plot to create their own version of utopia using nanobots, while a guerrilla group known as BZRK develops a DNA-based bot that can stop the others, but at risk of the host’s brain.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series
HORROR TEEN RIGGS
After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.
SF TEEN WELLS
After years in foster homes, seventeen-year-old Benson Fisher applies to New Mexico’s Maxfield Academy in hopes of securing a brighter future, but instead he finds that the school is a prison and no one is what he or she seems.
Of course a favorite Whovian pastime is creating fan art and fan fiction. The exhilaration of adventures in space, time and a blue police box open the imagination to endless possibilities. What’s the most interesting way you’ve celebrated the Doctor’s adventures?
Share your ideas with us at our Experience Summer Online: Be Creative blog.
Each month KDL staff join Shelley Irwin on the WGVU Morning Show to talk about what’s going on at the library. This month, listen to Youth Services staff Kris Siegel and Lynn Goldberg talk about Summer Reading @ KDL and all the great programs happening this summer! Enjoy!
(photo courtesy of Shelley Irwin)