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Remembering the Escanaba

Grand Haven was founded in 1834 by Rev. William Ferry. The town is nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan and the mouth of the Grand River. Rev. Ferry picked this location because of its proximity to the water, as it was an important mode of transportation during that time. The residents know [...]

July 30th, 2020|

LDL Joins the Urban Libraries Council in Dedication to Social Equity

In July 2020, Loutit District Library signed the Urban Libraries Council's Statement on Race and Social Equity. The library joins 7 out of 397 other public libraries in Michigan in an ongoing commitment to social equity. In order to sign the statement, staff were required to answer the following questions. Reference & Information Librarian Ben Knight provided [...]

July 22nd, 2020|

Teen Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the Teen Scavenger Hunt! Complete this challenge on your own, with your family, or with friends. Rules/Guidelines: Answer all 10 clues to collect 10 letters found in the parentheses (__) below . Unscramble the 10 letters for the Final Clue. Enter the Final Clue to into Beanstack's Summer Reading Club for Teens Explore Activity Badge. Read through all of the clues [...]

June 25th, 2020|

Teen Face Mask Contest

Teens are invited to create a wild, crazy, or artistic face mask! Rules: Needs to be submitted to LDL by July 11th. Tiger wears a pre-made mask decorated with Sharpies. Email Allison at aboyer@loutitlibrary.org, message Loutit District Library on Facebook, or message LDLteens on Instagram. (Please include a way to contact you later, in case [...]

June 24th, 2020|

Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

We are very pleased to be able to offer the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) again! 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 [...]

June 6th, 2020|

Understanding Race, Racism, and the George Floyd Protests

OUR STATEMENT Loutit District Library's mission statement is Expanding Horizons. Enriching Minds. Engaging Community. With this in mind, we are committed to exploring race relations as a library and as a community. In that spirit, we will be sharing resources to help increase understanding of race relations in the wider context of the protests surrounding [...]

June 6th, 2020|

COVID-19 Help

Loutit staff have been working hard to identify resources to help the community through these trying times. Click here to find the support you need. We'll continue to add to this list as we discover other helpful institutions and solutions to this community crisis.

April 10th, 2020|

Spring Bingo

Check out this BINGO activity for kids and teens of all ages. There is a different BINGO card for the early literacy kids, for K-6, and for Teens! Keep track with one of the attached images or print a PDF from the included links. Show us your card once we reopen. The drawing prize will [...]

April 3rd, 2020|

Internet and WiFi resources

Are you or is someone you know looking for ways to connect? Here are some helpful community resources. If you have the internet access you need, share this information with the people in your life that this could help. FREE Community WiFi Free Wifi Hots Spots  (locations with open Wifi) Xfinity :  www.xfinity.com/wifi Spectrum WiFI [...]

April 3rd, 2020|

Ancestry Library Edition available remotely

Attention, genealogists! ProQuest and Ancestry have granted Loutit District Library cardholders access to Ancestry Library Edition until the end of May. Click here to get started. Enter the first 5 digits of your LDL card number as the password. For assistance with Ancestry, contact Jeanette at jweiden@loutitlibrary.org.  

March 30th, 2020|