Kent District Library appoints new director The Kent District Library (KDL) is pleased to announce the selection of Lance Werner to serve as new director of the KDL in Kent County. Werner currently serves as director of the Capital Area District Library in Lansing, and previously worked as library law specialist at the Library of Michigan. He earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, a J.D. from Michigan State University, and an M.L.I.S. from Wayne State University. “I am extremely excited and honored to have the opportunity to serve as the director of the Kent District Library, one of Michigan’s premier public library systems,” stated Werner. “Public libraries are needed now more than ever, and the Kent District Library is committed to providing the best service possible.” Werner begins his appointment as KDL director on Monday, May 2, 2011. Kent District Library is a millage-supported system encompassing 18 branch libraries in 26 governmental units throughout Kent County. KDL serves 362,312 people in all areas of Kent County except the cities of Grand Rapids and Cedar Springs, Village of Sparta, and Solon and Sparta townships.