We’re Open!

All Kent District Library branches have returned to normal operating hours.

Please call our Patron Services Department at 616-784-2007 if you have any questions about items on your account.

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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7 Responses to “We’re Open!”

  1. Toby Says:

    Thank you for putting that information on the site!

  2. Anita Says:

    Today’s weather is way worse and the roads are barely navigable. I’m surprised you’re open today.

  3. Bobbi Says:

    Glad you put the open message up. Saves patrons from making phone calls to check their local library’s status and the staff is saved from answering the calls.

  4. Tommy Says:

    I agree. Today is way worse. How come your open today but not yesterday? A lot of us cant make it there today but could yesterday…..

  5. Jenifer Says:

    Ditto to above! You are closed when most people can get out and open when most people can’t get out. What gives?

  6. Michael Gibson Says:

    Thank you for braving the storm, which doesn’t seem to be much of one. Might bring the kids to get them out of the house. 2 days off from school and cabin fever sets in!!!!

  7. Martha Smart, KDL Director Says:

    As the KDL Library Director, I make a decision to close the library when, in my judgment, and after reviewing available data, severe weather conditions threaten to jeopardize the safety of our customers and staff. I know that unscheduled closings may inconvenience our users and this decision is not taken lightly. When the decision is made, a closing message goes out to the media and a notification is put on our website and phone message system. We also extend every effort to ensure our customers aren’t penalized with extra fines for the days we are closed. We certainly appreciate the feedback, as it lets us know we are an important part of the communities we serve and we plan to continue doing so to the best of our abilities.

    Thank you,

    Martha Smart
    Library Director