Thursday, September 1, 2011

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Information, Ideas, Excitement!

Summer Reading Success!  


ElephantAnother Summer Reading Club has come to an end, and once again, we set a record for participation. This year, almost 26,000 people traveled the world through the magic of reading! Our brand-new Summer Reading Club for adults included over 3,000 participants -- a clear sign that adults are just as eager to join the club! Over 47,000 books were read by teens, while adult participants read over 10,000 books.


Studies show that children who read during the summer months tend to perform much better academically when returning to school, and KDL's Summer Reading Club is a great way to keep young (and old) minds active while school is out.


Thanks to everyone who participated in the Club and helped to make it such a success! Check out some of our big contest winners here.

The Digital Bookmobile Rolls Out


A colorful 74-foot mobile eBook learning lab is a hard thing to miss, and for people visiting our Grandville and Wyoming branches on August 22 and 23, that's exactly what they discovered. Over 300 people visited the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile to learn how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks from KDL as well as check out the gadget gallery and interactive demonstrations. It was great to provide this opportunity to our patrons, and we certainly hope attendees enjoyed the experience.


Also, a big congratulations to Harriet Martinus for winning the brand-new Nook eReader!

Career Transitions Workshop Series 


If you are looking for a new job or to expand your career, KDL can help! This fall we are teaming up with the Career Transitions Center West Michigan to offer several workshops to assist job seekers or those looking to transition into another career. Workshops include Developing Your Personal Brand, Communicating Your Brand, Networking, and Interviewing and Negotiating Strategies. Workshops are taught by expert instructors and will provide you with the tools necessary to navigate the increasingly competitive job market.


Whether you're a recent college graduate or someone hoping to make a change, let KDL help you achieve your career goals.

KDL is Turning 75!
Katie L. birthday  

Kent District Library turns 75 this year, and this is a great opportunity to wish Katie L., our elephant friend, a HUGE Happy Birthday! People of all ages are invited to Katie L.'s Big Top Birthday taking place at multiple branch locations this fall. Join us at the library for birthday crafts, activities and treats.


We also invite you to join us for a special anniversary event taking place this October. Stay tuned to the KDL blog for more information. We hope you'll join us for the celebration.

Online Resource of the Month: 


Choose from a wide selection of popular songs from your favorite artists with Freegal music. Each library card allows for 3 song downloads per week, and once downloaded they're yours to keep forever! 


This resource is FREE to all KDL cardholders.

KDL Photo of the Month:
Katie at Rushmore

 KDL's elephant mascot Katie L. visits Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota
with a friend
. Check out all of our Katie L. photo contest
submissions and congratulations to our winners.

 75 yr banner 
Moby Bookmobile Retires 
KDL closes the book on Moby; bookmobile retires (circa 1980)
For more 75th Anniversary photos and archival media,
visit KDL's Flickr page or stay tuned to the KDL Blog.
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September 2011

This Month:
Summer Success
Bookmobile Fun
Career Transitions
Katie L.'s Birthday
Online Resource
Event Highlights


Pick up a seasonal library event and resource guide at your local KDL branch.

KDL Recommends:

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan


 Upcoming Releases:
Books - DVDs - Music
September Event

 Stuffed Animal Sleepover 

For Kids & Families 
■ Library Sleepover
■ Get Movin'
For Teens
For Adults
■ Book Sales
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