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KDL - We Exceeded Our Goals!

We asked those who participated in our summer reading program to fill out a survey.  Based on their responses, Summer Reading @ KDL was a huge success! In fact, we not only met but exceeded every goal we set for the program. Check out our goals and results…

Children’s Goals
Goal: At least 80% of parents surveyed will indicate that, as  result of participating in Summer Reading @ KDL, their children have developed a habit of reading. 
Our result:  97%

Goal:  At least 80% of parents surveyed will indicate that, as a result of participating in Summer Reading @ KDL, their children think that reading is fun. 
Our result:  99%

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KDL - MelCat Unavailable Tuesday, September 25

KDL - MelCat Unavailable Tuesday, September 25

MeLCat, the service that allows KDL cardholders to request items from libraries around the state, will be unavailable starting at 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 25 to perform a software upgrade. Searching, placing requests, and renewing MeLCat items will not be possible during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

JPS Central Office Sentinel - “Festival of Plays” Highlights Student Talent

JPS Central Office Sentinel - “Festival of Plays” Highlights Student Talent

Last week, the JHS Thespian Troupe put their best under a much-deserved spotlight when they showcased three student-selected and student-directed plays. “How to Succeed in High School Without Really Trying” by Jonathan Rand, “Theory of Mind” by Ken LaZebnik, and Selections from “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani were chosen and conceptualized last spring, rehearsed this summer, and performed just days into the new school year.

See Your Film on the Big Screen!

See Your Film on the Big Screen!

Are you a teen who loves movies? Here at KDL we love films and we want to see your movie on the big screen. That’s right! A screen at Celebration Cinema is waiting to premiere your short film. TheKent County Teen Film Festival is coming in February 2013 and submissions are due on January 7. Are there rules to this festival? Of course… but there are also prizes!

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity, brought to you by Grand Rapids Public Library, Celebration Cinema and us! Get all the details you need here.

Now get filming!

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Race for the Cure raises $400K so far, more coming

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM)- The Komen Race for the Cure event has raised $400,000 so far and even more donations are coming in.

The 15th Annual Race began at Rivertown Crossings Mall before winding through the city of Grandviille.

It kicked off with a Survivor Ceremony at 7:45 a.m., followed by the race at 8:30 a.m.

WZZM 13's Juliet Dragos is this year's Mistress of Ceremonies. She and WZZM 13's Phil Dawson also ran the 5k race.

In all, there were five thousand runners and walkers, including breast cancer survivors.

Of the money raised at the event, 75% stays in West Michigan for treatment, breast screenings and research to find a cure for breast cancer.

Squires cruise to shutout victory

GRANDVILLE (WZZM) -- Calvin Christian scored early and often on the way to a 69-0 whitewash of Tri-Unity Christian.

Zach Hoffman's 17-yard touchdown run put the Squires up 7-0. Andrew Woodfin followed that up with two touchdown runs and Calvin Christian was never threatened.

The Squires improved to 4-1 on the season.

Unity Christian stuns South Christian

BYRON CENTER (WZZM) --- South Christian's three-game winning streak came to an end with a 24-6 loss to Unity Christian.

John Katt's short touchdown run put the Crusaders up 7-0. The Sailors answered with a Derek Woltjer touchdown run, but that was South's only score of the night.

Unity Christian improves to 3-2, while South Christian falls to 3-2.