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LDL Transitions to Curbside Service Only

Due to the rapidly increasing number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa County and surrounding Michigan communities, Loutit District Library is prioritizing the health and safety of our patrons and staff and will be temporarily transitioning to curbside service only beginning Monday, April 19. We hope to reopen for regular library service on Monday, May [...]

April 16th, 2021|

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! […]

April 12th, 2021|

Youth Services Job Opening -Temporary

Loutit District Library's Youth Services Department is looking for someone who enjoys working with kids, teens and families to help out during the rush of Summer Reading Club.  This position is temporary, early May through August. Click HERE for more information and full job posting and description. Questions? Call or email Allison Boyer at 616-850-6916 or [...]

April 7th, 2021|

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

What is National Child Abuse Prevention Month? Child sexual abuse is an epidemic, and Ottawa County is not immune. 1: 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday.   At the Ed & Nancy Hanenburg Children's Advocacy Center (CAC), their mission is to provide child centered prevention, advocacy, and team intervention in investigation, assessment, and [...]

March 30th, 2021|

Tax Information and Resources

Tax Forms The library has received the federal 1040 and 1040-SR forms and instructions as well as the Michigan state tax booklet and home heating credit form. The forms may be picked up at the Reference and Information desk located by the Columbus Avenue entrance of the library, or through curbside services. The amount and variety of [...]

February 11th, 2021|

Introducing the Official Lakeland Library Cooperative App!

Loutit District Library is excited to announce the official Lakeland Library Cooperative app which is available to download in the Apple App Store, or on Google Play for Android. Take the library with you wherever you go! Features  Enjoy quick access to the library's online catalog and place holds with ease. Link multiple library cards into one app [...]

February 1st, 2021|

Loutit Express Visits Return

Available Now: Curbside Drop-Off and Pick Up Service Materials are continuing to be quarantined for 96 hours, cleaned, and returned to the shelf. Please note, due to the quarantine process, it will take a few days before returns are reflected on patron accounts. Thank you for your patience. Curbside pickup hours are currently, and will continue to [...]

January 22nd, 2021|

Curbside

Curbside pickup is available by appointment: Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM […]

December 10th, 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|