Teens invited to submit entries for Kent County teen film festival

Lights! Camera! Action! Kent County teens in grades 6–12 have a chance to make a movie, win a prize and see their film on the big screen. Kent District Library, Grand Rapids Public Library and Celebration! Cinema have teamed up to present the Kent County Teen Film Festival. The event will take place at 10:30 […]

Reading Rocks receives national recognition at Library of Congress

Kids enjoy mascots at the Reading Rocks reading festival.

The Reading Rocks in Rockford reading festival is just entering its fourth year, but this toddler has already gained many accolades for helping spread the message of how important reading is. The Rockford Rotary Club, Rockford Public Schools and the Kent District Library (KDL) have joined impressive forces to promote the joy of reading for […]

Reading Rocks festival recognized by Governor Snyder

Representative Peter MacGregor presented Rockford Rotary Club a tribute from the State of Michigan, signed by Governor Snyder. Pictured (l-r) Sue Bodener, Pete MacGregor and KDL Director Lance Werner.

Governor Rick Snyder is a fan of Reading Rocks in Rockford, a Rockford Rotary festival, which just completed its second year. He sent an award of recognition for the reading festival, applauding the effort to promote literacy and the fun of reading in a day-long event with authors, celebrity readers, mascots, games, prizes, acting and […]

Kent District presents Around the World—Easy as 1, 2, 3

Young children love to count. Kids ages 6 and under are invited to Kent District Library’s (KDL) Around the World—Easy as 1, 2, 3 program. Come explore new cultures with stories, songs and crafts that celebrate counting around the world. Activities include painting with watercolors, hopscotch, bowling, a parachute game, and much more! The Krause […]

Summer Reading Club returns to library

The Kent District Library (KDL) invites the whole family to sign up for the Summer Reading Club and spend some time reading this summer! This year’s Summer Reading Club runs from Monday, June 13 to Saturday, August 6. With new activities for babies and adults, KDL’s Summer Reading Club really does offer something for everyone. […]