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October 2011


In This Issue
KDL Celebrates
Sesame Street Live
Celebrate the Season
Early Childhood Essentials
Photo of the Month

KDL Locations

Alpine Township


Byron Township

Caledonia Township 

Cascade Township

Comstock Park

East Grand Rapids

Englehardt (Lowell) 

Gaines Township



Krause Memorial (Rockford)

Plainfield Township

Sand Lake/Nelson Township

Spencer Township

Tyrone Township


Wyoming & LBPH

Map of all KDL branches


Pick up a copy of KDL's seasonal event and news publication at your local KDL branch.

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What's Happening


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From the Director...
Lance Werner


Thank you so much for making the Kent District Library a part of your life. Libraries fuel amazing experiences that influence individuals and their communities. KDL branches are the heart of the community and at the heart of life-long learning and self-improvement.  Libraries are full of stories, and stories have power.

Now we invite you to tell your story. Click on the "Share your library story" link and tell us how the Kent District Library has influenced you, your family, or your community. Or, just share your favorite library memory. As our thanks, you will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $20 Schuler Books & Music gift card. We hope to hear from you! 

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Lance Werner, Director
Kent District Library


KDL Celebrates 75
Get ready to celebrate! On Tuesday, October 18 from 7-10 pm, the KDL Fund will host KDL Celebrates: Dewey to Digital in 75. This blockbuster party will highlight 75 years of KDL -- from its humble beginnings during the Great Depression to one of Michigan's most respected and busiest library systems.


The evening will come alive with local & national authors, food and drink, and incredible library offerings our founders couldn't begin to imagine -- from eBooks to online databases. There will be a taste of something for every guest.


Tickets for KDL Celebrates are $75 each and proceeds will support KDL Fund efforts on behalf of early literacy programs and preserving quality library services for the next 75 years. Visit our KDL Celebrates event page for more information or to buy tickets.
Sesame Street Live Giveaway
SesameStreet_LiveSesame Street Live is coming to Van Andel Arena, and KDL in partnership with VEE Corporation, will be providing our patrons with a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the show! Get ready to make music with Elmo, The Count, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Bert & Ernie and all their funny and furry friends, November 11-13.


Stop by any KDL branch location October 3-31 and complete an entry form for your chance to win. Discount coupons will also be available while supplies last. Visit the Sesame Street Live website for ticket sales and event details.


Join your favorite Sesame Street friends as they take to the stage to share the magical world of music with you and your family!
Celebrate the Season
It's that spooky time of year again, when Halloween decorations adorn the neighborhood and children prepare to trick-or-treat in their favorite costumes. KDL is celebrating the season with a number of great fall programs and resources. Make your own jack-o-lantern at our Pumpkin Carving program, design your own fall-themed craft at our Harvest Party, or check out one of our many great Halloween books or movies.

These programs will take place at multiple KDL branch locations and times, so be sure to check our online calendar for details. We hope to see you there!
Early Childhood Essentials


KDL's Early Childhood Essentials (ECE) classes provide parents and caregivers helpful early childhood development tips and information. Participants can receive state-required professional development hours or just come to learn something new. Topics include Dealing with Allergies, Kindergarten Readiness, and more. Engaging, educational, and fun, KDL's ECE classes will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to help your child succeed.
KDL also offers free off-site classes to organizations in the KDL service area. To schedule a workshop, call 784-2007 or email


KDL Photo of the Month


 Magic Show

Children get "hands on" with a furry friend at KDL Walker branch's magic show.


KDL Staff Picks: Let us help you find something good to read.  

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Check out our online Staff Picks booklist.


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