Early Lit Bits: KDLville Early Literacy Play Spaces

At Kent District Library the art of play is serious business.  If you visited KDLville at the Grandville Branch you would hear the glorious sounds of kids at play.  And if you listened really hard you would also hear the sounds of minds at work, growing and expanding.  That’s what KDLville is all about — engaging kids in purposeful play. 

The Grandville Branch launched its KDLville space in August 2011, and ever since it has been a place of destination for families with young children in this part of Kent County.  Thanks to generous donations from our Friends group, we have been able to rotate our early literacy activities three times throughout the year.   

On tap for KDLville this summer is our market stand where kids can pretend to shop for good wholesome food, a barn with play tractors and animals, puppet stage, dress-up area, and much more.  Our art table and writing center is out year-round with activities that strengthen creativity and build pre-reading and pre-writing skills. 

Stop into the Grandville Branch and bring the kids next time you’re in town!

This article originally appeared in our Early Lit Bits eNewsletter. Read the most recent issue online or sign up to receive this monthly update highlighting early literacy tips and resources for parents and caregivers.


Written by Sheri


Sheri is the Kent District Library ILS & Electronic Resources Coordinator. She loves KDL’s eBook collection and her NOOK because they allow her to fit a whole stack of books in her purse to take with her wherever she goes.

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