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Take Katie L. on Vacation

Take Katie L. on Vacation

Katie L., our elephant friend, loves to travel the world, and this summer she’d like to take a trip with you! Visit the Grandville Branch and ask for a Katie L. cut-out (hurry, supplies are limited).  Take Katie L. to a destination spot near or far and take a picture of her participating in some exciting summertime fun!

We look forward to seeing all the exciting places Katie L. will explore. Photos must be submitted by August 20. As our way of saying thank you for uploading your photo, we will enter you into a drawing for a Schuler Books & Music gift card. (Click Here for complete contest rules.)

Upload your Katie L. photos by clicking the link below:

The Zoo Comes to You!

The Zoo Comes to You!

Tuesday, June 28, 10:00 AM – Grandville branch

If you can’t get to the zoo this summer, then visit your local KDL branch! Z’s Kids Club will bring the zoo to you with live animals at the library. This program will feature animal demonstrations, fun and interesting facts, and animal biofacts (skulls, furs, etc.).  This program is for families with children ages 5 and up, and each attendee will leave with a take-home bookmark.

Saturday Slip-n-Slide event to benefit KIDS HOPE USA

Saturday Slip-n-Slide event to benefit KIDS HOPE USA

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Saturday Slip-n-Slide event: June 11th from noon to 5:00 pm to benefit KIDS HOPE USA

This is an awesome community event that is planned for the first Saturday after school is out for the summer. Just imagine this community’s best snow hill being transformed into a huge Slip-n-Slide. You guessed it, Rosewood Park at the corner of Rosewood and 18th Ave. better known as the “Soccer Bowl” or AKA Charlie’s Dump to anyone that has been in these parts for some time. This is the location for a great family event that will be fun for all!

On June 10th in the evening they will be transforming the soccer bowl into a huge Slip-n-Slide with 4 slides that are 40 feet wide and well over 250 to 300 feet long. But that’s not all for the day of the event! There will be a stage with local entertainment.

Counting Around the World at the Grandville Library

Counting Around the World at the Grandville Library

Tuesday, June 21, 10:00 AM

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!

This is just one of the many programs that celebrate our world!

Athletic Physicals in Hudsonville

HUDSONVILLE - The Hudsonville Public Schools Athletic Department is offering sports physicals for middle and high school students who will be participating on a 2011-2012 athletic team.

Physicals will be held Monday, June 6 in the high school office area.  Girls start at 6:00pm...boys start at approximately 8:00pm

All physicals must be on a physical card provided by the school and signed by a parent or guardian.  Physicals are mandatory before practicing or trying out for a sport.

The cost is $15.

Summer Reading Club Returns to Kent District Library

Summer Reading Club Returns to Kent District Library

The Kent District Library 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! There's Baby Bingo for babies 0-18 months, One World, Many Stories for kids 18 months through 5th grade, You are Here for teens grades 6-12, and Novel Destinations for adults. Meet your reading goals and enter to win great prizes such as gift certificates, a new bicycle, and even a Barnes & Noble Nook Color eReader.

KDL is also offering an exciting line-up of summer programs, including Animal Crackers Petting Zoo, Master Arts Street Theatre, Zumba Dance Party with Aimee, Summer Carnivals, and so much more!

Saturday Slip N Slide June 11th

Saturday Slip N Slide June 11th

Enjoy a Slip-N-Slide down the hill of the "soccer bowl" at Rosewood Park in Jenison on the first Saturday after school gets out for the summer. Bring your family and friends to this great event sponsored by CITY2SHORE Real Estate and enjoy a kick off to summer fun!

This event is put on by CITY2SHORE Real Estate in conjunction with many other sponsors. All of the proceeds from the event go to support KIDS HOPE USA.

Saturday Slip-N-Slide is Saturday June 11th starting at noon until 5:00 pm


Rosewood Park is located at the corner of 18th Ave and Rosewood St

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