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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Titles

In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Loutit District Library offers this interactive collection that highlights Dr. King and his work against racism and prejudice in the greater context of the Civil Rights Movement, which still echoes today. May it enrich and expand your understanding and motivate you to make a difference in [...]

January 14th, 2021|

Winter Reading Challenge 2021 Has Begun!

From January 1 to January 31, Loutit District Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge “Book Like Us” which is sponsored by Simon and Schuster (S&S)! We challenge readers of all ages to read at least 4 books during the month of January and keep track of their reading on the Beanstack [...]

January 1st, 2021|

Loutit Extends Curbside Only

Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community and our staff members, we are extending curbside service only, for the foreseeable future. We will continue to evaluate the situation, and encourage you to sign up to receive e-mail newsletter updates. In addition, we have updated our service hours to: Monday through Friday 10:00AM [...]

December 11th, 2020|

Curbside

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

December 10th, 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|

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|

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|