Englehardt Branch patron Richard Vorase praises staff members — whom he knows by name — for helping him get an email account, providing a community gathering space and being a friendly place to come after his wife passed away.
Supporters don’t get any more genuine than Richard, and we support him right back.
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.
We appreciate your patronage and wish you a Happy 4th of July!
KDL adores you. You know that, do you not? In the words of the ultra-suave cartoon paramour Pepe Le Pew, “We must stoke ze furnace of love, must we not?”
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.
When Little Green rolls into town and says his first word, “go,” the construction site really gets moving! What happens when all the vehicles go, go, go at the same time? Who will say a word to slow things down? This bright and cheerful picture book shows the power of a single word and illustrates what it means to work cooperatively. Point to and name the letters in the words “go” and “stop” as they are repeated in the story, and ask your child to do the same. What would happen if vehicles on the street didn’t obey these signals? Play a game of “Stop and Go” together outside and take turns being the “traffic signal.” Talking and playing both build vocabulary and are great ways to get your child ready to read!
– Liz W. at KDL’s Plainfield Township Branch
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.
This week’s Top Ten looks at the 10 most popular books in our Juvenile Fiction collection! Did any of your favorite books or characters make the list? If so, which ones are the best and why? If not, what books do you think other kids will love?
Tim Burton’s rendition of Batman was released on June 23, 1989 starring Michael Keaton as Batman and Jack Nicholson as the Joker. The movie was a huge success, making $100 million in the first 10 days – a summer blockbuster that year. It was so successful they decided to make a sequel called Batman Returns.