Archive for September, 2009

Come and See What’s in the Sea

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Celebrate the 2009 Michigan Reads title, The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen, with the Kent District Library. We invite you to Come and See What’s in the Sea, where you’ll enjoy an ocean of fun activities, music and fishy critters.

You can Come and See What’s in the Sea at several KDL branches — find one near you!

And don’t miss your chance to meet the author on Sunday, October 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cascade Township branch!

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Holiday Closing

Friday, September 4th, 2009

The Kent District Library will be closed Monday, September 7, for Labor Day. We will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, September 8. For additional 2009 holiday closing information, please view our holiday closings page.

We appreciate your patronage and wish you a Happy Labor Day!


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Fall 2009 KDL Kaleidoscope

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

The Fall 2009 issue of the KDL Kaleidoscope is now available at your local branch library. Or check it out online. You’ll find all you need to know about fall programs and get some great information on library resources and staff recommendations.


It’s sure to be an exciting fall at KDL, and you don’t want to miss a thing. Check out the KDL Kaleidoscope today!

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It’s Library Card Sign-Up Month

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month — a time when libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. We at KDL want to get as many people as possible signed up for a KDL card so they can take advantage of all the fantastic services and resources the library has to offer.

The observance of Library Card Sign-Up Month was launched in 1987 to meet the challenge of then Secretary of Education William J. Bennett who said, “Let’s have a national campaign . . . every child should obtain a library card — and use it.” Since then, thousands of public and school libraries join each fall in a national effort to ensure every child does just that.

Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for a Kent District Library card today!

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