December 1, 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting


November 26th, 2020|

Adopt-A-Book Returns for the 2020 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, 2020|

Food Literacy with MSU Extension

Loutit District Library is teaming up with Michigan State University Extension to offer a three part Food Literacy series this Winter over Zoom. MSU Extension’s programming promotes healthy lifestyles and empowers Michigan residents to take control of their health. These programs require registration. Healthy Holidays Thursday, December 3 at 9:30 AM Learn how to make [...]

November 25th, 2020|

Loutit Returns to Curbside Only

We have an important update to share. While we currently have no reported COVID-19 cases amongst our library staff members -- due in part to our cleaning and PPE protocols -- out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community and our staff members, we are temporarily transitioning to curbside [...]

November 13th, 2020|


The library is currently only offering curbside pickup service until December 14. You can schedule online here or by giving us a call at 616.850.6910. Curbside pickup is available by appointment: Monday – Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Wednesday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 pm Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm […]

November 3rd, 2020|

NEA Big Read Lakeshore 2020

Loutit District Library is pleased to partner with the NEA Big Read Lakeshore, an annual month-long community-wide reading program that takes place every November. Run by Hope College in collaboration with many partner organizations, the NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to broaden our understanding of [...]

October 26th, 2020|

Take and Makes

Get creative with our ready-to-go kits! Check here each month to see what you can learn to make with just a few simple materials, provided to you at no cost, and a few easy instructions. We have projects for all ages. Supplies are limited, so stop by to claim your bag today! […]

September 8th, 2020|

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|

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|