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Tips for Teaching from Home

Homeschool 101: Things to Remember:  It’s not going to be perfect, and that’s ok. Maybe you have a day where you need to throw in the towel and let them run around outside. Perfectly acceptable!  It may be important for you to create a daily schedule in order to keep your sanity. To be honest, [...]

March 19th, 2020|

Reading and Storytime Resources

A World of Stories | PBS LearningMedia   - Storytelling has been used as entertainment, cultural preservation, and a way to teach values. This collection contains stories from around the world. Storytime From Space  -Astronauts read books from the International Space Station.  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie -Read by author Laura Numeroff. A Parade of Elephants [...]

March 19th, 2020|

Home Base: Resources and Tools to Keep You Learning at Home

Live Streams and Video Resources to Keep you Learning and Moving Check back regularly! We'll keep adding as we discover more.   Family Programming WGVU At-Home Learning  PreK to high school and beyond. PBS learning media for everyone. Amy's Webcam Wendesday -Loutit District Library staff member, Amy, highlights a great webcam every Wednesday!   Animals & [...]

March 19th, 2020|

COVID-19 Library Closure

Loutit District Library (LDL) is committed to providing a safe environment for our visitors, presenters, performers, volunteers, and staff. As our community, state, and nation work to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we want you to know that we are doing our part to contain and help eliminate this virus. Beginning Saturday, March 14, LDL [...]

March 13th, 2020|

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 6th, 2020|

State of Michigan Launches 2020 Census Website

In preparation for the 2020 Census, the state of Michigan has launched a new website to provide information and resources to Michiganders. Live as of Tuesday, Jan. 14, the website will be available throughout the census-taking season so residents can have their questions answered, keep up to date on the latest census news and obtain a [...]

January 24th, 2020|

January 11 Winter Storm

Due to the pending winter storm, tomorrow's stuffed animal sleepover storytime has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 18 at 10:00 am. THE LIBRARY IS CLOSING AT 3:00 PM ON SATURDAY. In the event of power outages during a storm, staff will not be able to update the website or phone message with closing information. Please [...]

January 10th, 2020|

Adopt-A-Book Returns for the 2019 Holiday Season

We have the perfect gift for book lovers on your holiday list. Purchase a book to adopt and add to the library’s collection as a great way to memorialize a departed loved one or honor a cherished family member, friend, or event. You choose the item to be donated and we’ll place a bookplate in [...]

November 25th, 2019|

Library Loans T-Mobile Hotspots

This fall, Ottawa County Libraries were awarded a grant for mobile broadband hotspots for  checkout. Library cardholders can checkout a T-Mobile hotspot and get the Internet connectivity needed for mobile devices from virtually anywhere. Checking out a hotspot is easy! Present a valid library card at the Reference and Information Desk and get connectivity for [...]

October 23rd, 2019|

Online Services Disruption

MONDAY, October 28 5:00 pm through TUESDAY, October 29. Due to a server migration, all online services -- including library accounts, OverDrive, Hoopla, Kanopy, OverDrive, rbDigital, Pronunciator, and Lynda.com, among others -- will be unavailable. Physical items will still be available for checkout inside the library. No library materials will be due on these dates.  [...]

October 23rd, 2019|