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Celebrate the Season with Fall Programs at the Grandville Library

Celebrate the Season with Fall Programs at the Grandville Library

Kent District Library is celebrating the fall season with a couple of programs that are sure to get the entire family into the spirit of autumn.  We hope you will join us for some fall fun!

Pumpkin Carving
Do you want to make the coolest pumpkin ever? Funny! Scary! Beautiful! Here is your chance. Bring your pumpkin to the library for ideas, samples, tools, craft supplies and easy clean-up. Adult participation is required. For all ages.
Thursday, October 13, 6:30 PM – Spencer Township branch
Saturday, October 15, 10:30 AM – Sand Lake / Nelson Township branch
Sunday, October 23, 2:00 PM – East Grand Rapids branch

Meijer renovation complete! Come for face painting!

Meijer renovation complete! Come for face painting!

GRANDVILLE - Our long suburban shopping nightmare is over!

The renovation and remodeling of the RiverTown Meijer is complete and there is a celebration this Saturday from 11:00am - 2:00pm.  Neighboring customers received a flyer Monday with the details, including a $5 coupon for this weekend only.  $5! 

After months of bringing in our own carts and searching for the cheese wall, we also get free totes to the first 250 customers starting at 11:00am, face painting, kids' crafts, an ice cream sundae station, and other "games and prizes for the whole family."

The new deli and bakery areas are pretty cool and the renovated Starbucks is not just a kiosk anymore, but a whole restaurant-type area with seating.  Very nice Meijer!

Let’s Celebrate KDLville at the Grandville Public Library

Let’s Celebrate KDLville at the Grandville Public Library

It’s party time! Celebrate with Katie L. the elephant as she cuts the ribbon and welcomes you to KDLville, KDL’s new early literacy play space. Families with children ages 6 and under are invited to have fun with crafts, games, balloon animals, face painting, and a dance party. And what’s a party without dessert? Come enjoy a piece of our special KDLville cake!

Schedule
Tuesday, September 13, 10:00 AM – Grandville branch
Sunday, October 16, 2:00 PM – Cascade Township branch 
Tuesday, November 15, 10:00 AM – Kentwood branch

SuperNanny Casting Call Coming to Grand Rapids!

SuperNanny Casting Call Coming to Grand Rapids!

Do you know a family that could benefit from Jo Frost, the "SuperNanny?"  A local casting call is coming to Grand Rapids and details on contacting them can be found over at MomsLikeMe.com today!

Stuff the Bus - And Win!

Stuff the Bus - And Win!

Back to school means STUFF THE BUS!

Amway, Fifth Third Bank, the Student and Advancement Foundation and Hand2Hand Ministries have teamed up to fill 3,000 backpacks for midddle school students in the greater Grand Rapids area who may not otherwise be able to afford the essential items needed to start the school year.

Last year, the community donated classroom essentials to fill 2,500 backpacks. Their goal for 2011 is to fill 3,000 backpacks.

Monetary donations and new classroom essentials will be accepted from August 3-20 at all Fifth Third Bank financial centers in the greater Grand Rapids area.

Items needed:

  • Folders
  • No. 2 Pencils
  • Pens
  • Notebooks
  • Easers
  • Rulers

Stop by the following locations to donate and register to win prizes from Amway and Fifth Third Bank:

August 15

Fifth Third financial center, Noon-6 p.m.

6485 28thStreet, Grand Rapids

Counting Around the World at the Grandville Public Library

Counting Around the World at the Grandville Public Library

Young children love to count! Children ages 6 and under are invited to our 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 water colors, hopscotch, bowling, a parachute game, and so much more!