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Say Goodbye to Late Fees!

Starting September 1, Loutit District Library will join a growing trend in the library world and eliminate late fees on overdue items. The primary reason for eliminating late fees is that these charges present barriers to library service for those with limited income, disabilities, and transportation issues. Eliminating this barrier provides equitable access to library [...]

August 29th, 2019|

Streamlined Hours in Local History & Genealogy

The library remains committed to developing the local history and genealogy collection and to providing expert assistance and quality resources to genealogists. The library is also committed to staff development and community involvement. Optimizing the open hours of the room will allow staff to better serve visiting genealogists and the community by devoting time to [...]

August 15th, 2019|

The Pirates are Coming!

Ahoy, maties! The pillagin’ and plunderin’ begins Monday, August 5! The Brethren of the Great Lakes, pirate re-enactors from historical to fantasy personas, will be onboard to entertain everyone from young powder monkeys to seasoned buccaneers. Loutit District Library will be the home port to free pirate-themed programs through Friday, August 9. Dates and times [...]

July 23rd, 2019|

LDL Celebrates 10th and 20th Anniversaries

Join us on Saturday, July 13, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm for our open house, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the library building remodel and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Loutit Library, a department of the City of Grand Haven, as a district library. In the fall of 2006, the Board proposed a [...]

July 12th, 2019|

Columbus Ave Entrance Under Construction

Please pardon our dust! RAM Construction Services is on site to demo the deteriorating concrete steps and wall caps and to rebuild the stairs. They'll refurbish the handicap ramp and railings as part of the same project. Also in progress is a rebuild of the retaining wall at the staff entrance on the west side [...]

June 6th, 2019|

Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? Discover hundreds of Michigan's cultural destinations and natural attractions with your library card! You can "check out" FREE or discounted admission passes (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, and more. The [...]

April 30th, 2019|

Announcing Automatic Renewals

Is your item due, but you need it longer? No worries — your item will automatically be renewed for another loan period three days before it’s due, as long as there are no holds on the item. Items can be renewed twice. Renewals can also be done by clicking on the My Account button on [...]

April 15th, 2019|

MyFreeTaxes

Do you earn less than $66,000 per year? You can file your taxes for free through MyFreeTaxes, sponsored by the United Way and powered by H&R Block. Most filers using MyFreeTaxes finish their taxes in under an hour. File on your computer, tablet, or smart phone. Don't have a computer or device? Come in and [...]

February 13th, 2019|

Overdue Fines Waived This Week

Overdue fines will be waived on all Loutit District Library materials through Sunday, February 3. Per the Lakeland Library Cooperative circulation policies, we cannot waive overdue fines charged by other libraries without their permission. We also cannot waive fines charged on items borrowed through MelCat without permission, but we will be happy to work with [...]

January 31st, 2019|

Library CLOSED Weds. January 30, 2019

Loutit District Library is closed Wednesday, January 30, 2019 due to weather conditions. We will reopen on Thursday, January 31 at 9:00 am, weather permitting. We apologize for any inconvenience. Book returns are available at both entrances and a drive-through return is in the parking garage. Any materials due while we're closed for weather will not be [...]

January 30th, 2019|