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From the KDL Director: Is Your Library’s Funding Safe?

From the KDL Director: Is Your Library’s Funding Safe?

Libraries and other organizations such as schools, police and fire departments that provide essential tax-supported services have been working with state lawmakers for nearly a year to brainstorm ways to replace the business equipment personal property tax (PPT) if it is eliminated

Replacement is critical because without it, the services Kent County residents rely on will be at the very least irreparably damaged, and in some cases may cease entirely. Kent District Library applauded senators who recognized the value and necessity of our services, and were heartened that a “poison pill” replacement provision was included in a Senate measure that passed on May 10. While this solution is far from perfect, it is better than nothing. The provision provides that if a future legislature fails to restore revenue lost by elimination of the PPT, the PPT will be restored.

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Questions for the Grandville City Manager

From: http://www.cityofgrandville.com

The following are recent questions asked of the City Manager that might be of general interest to residents:

Q: I understand it is legal to turn left on a red light from the "in-direct" turn crossovers on Rivertown Parkway but why aren't there signs that say this is permitted?

Scholar Athlete: Jenison's Katie Gabier

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) WZZM and Meijer are pleased to recognize Jenison High School senior Katie Gabier as our Meijer Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of May 28th.

Katie graduates from Jenison High School this week ranked 12th her class with a 4.08 grade point average. She's headed to Grand Valley State in the fall to pursue a degree in physical therapy.

A four-year varsity athlete, Katie has been a huge part of the Wildcat track and cross country programs in her career ranking fourth alltime at Jenison in the 3200 meters and winning multiple Wildcat school track awards. Away from school, she has stayed busy as a member of girl scouts, volunteering at Mary Free Bed, and teaching bible school.

Katie tells WZZM she's enjoyed her years at Jenison citing the academic opportunities and the size of the high school. WZZM and Meijer congratulate Katie Gabier and wish her continued success!

Seek to find a diamond!

Seek to find a diamond!

Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce members have joined together to offer a fun and free event for the community – with a grand prize of a diamond!

The Hudsonville Area Chamber Seek & Win is a scavenger hunt game aimed at gaining exposure for local businesses.  Twenty-five businesses are participating in the scavenger hunt and are all offering up local prizes to winners of the scavenger hunt. 

Among the prizes is a quarter carat diamond from Jensen’s Jewelers, gift cards, a massage, and even locally produced honey.  All of the prizes are worth at least $25 and entry is free. 

The game is simple.  Visit participating businesses and ask the question listed on the playing card.  Complete 20 of the answers correctly and be entered to win one of 25 fabulous prizes.  Winners will be drawn at Discover Hudsonville Days on July 27 at the Movie in the Plaza at approximately 8:30pm. Winners do not need to be present to win.

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HPS - From the Superintendent...

HPS - From the Superintendent...

From: http://www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us

Dear Community,

"As each day comes to us re!eshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world." ~Terri Guillemets

One short year ago, Hudsonville community members supported our district's facilities bonding proposal. To be given the opportunity to expand and update our facilities for our students is both exciting and rewarding. Gratitude abounds for the support our community has shown our school district and we are working very hard to deliver the facilities on time and on budget.

KDL Holiday Closing — Memorial Day

KDL Holiday Closing — Memorial Day

All Kent District Library branches will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 29.

All KDL branches will be closed on Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Sunday hours will resume on Sunday, September 9.

For additional 2012 holiday closing information, please view our holiday closings page.

We appreciate your patronage and wish you a Happy Memorial Day!

Summer Reading at KDL is Coming Soon!

Summer Reading at KDL is Coming Soon!

Summer Reading is just around the corner! Starting June 1, the whole family can sign up for Summer Reading @ KDL and have fun reading this summer! This year, the program runs from Friday, June 1 through Friday, August 31.