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The Pirates are Coming!

Ahoy, maties! The pillagin’ and plunderin’ begins Monday, August 5! The Brethren of the Great Lakes, pirate re-enactors from historical to fantasy personas, will be onboard to entertain everyone from young powder monkeys to seasoned buccaneers. Loutit District Library will be the home port to free pirate-themed programs through Friday, August 9. Dates and times [...]

July 23rd, 2019|

LDL Celebrates 10th and 20th Anniversaries

Join us on Saturday, July 13, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm for our open house, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the library building remodel and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Loutit Library, a department of the City of Grand Haven, as a district library. In the fall of 2006, the Board proposed a [...]

July 12th, 2019|

Columbus Ave Entrance Under Construction

Please pardon our dust! RAM Construction Services is on site to demo the deteriorating concrete steps and wall caps and to rebuild the stairs. They'll refurbish the handicap ramp and railings as part of the same project. Also in progress is a rebuild of the retaining wall at the staff entrance on the west side [...]

June 6th, 2019|

MyFreeTaxes

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February 13th, 2019|

Overdue Fines Waived This Week

Overdue fines will be waived on all Loutit District Library materials through Sunday, February 3. Per the Lakeland Library Cooperative circulation policies, we cannot waive overdue fines charged by other libraries without their permission. We also cannot waive fines charged on items borrowed through MelCat without permission, but we will be happy to work with [...]

January 31st, 2019|

Library CLOSED Weds. January 30, 2019

Loutit District Library is closed Wednesday, January 30, 2019 due to weather conditions. We will reopen on Thursday, January 31 at 9:00 am, weather permitting. We apologize for any inconvenience. Book returns are available at both entrances and a drive-through return is in the parking garage. Any materials due while we're closed for weather will not be [...]

January 30th, 2019|

Library CLOSED due to weather conditions

Loutit District Library is closed today due to weather conditions. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 29 at 9:00 am, weather permitting. We apologize for any inconvenience. Book returns are available at both entrances and a drive-through return is in the parking garage. Any materials due while we're closed for weather will not be assessed [...]

January 28th, 2019|

Groceries for the Coasties

January 18 through January 27, we're collecting groceries for our Coasties! All items collected will be brought over to the Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA), who will hand them over to the Coast Guard for distribution. We asked a member of the CPOA what the coastguardsmen needed. Their list includes: gift cards for gas and [...]

January 18th, 2019|

Adopt-A-Book Returns for the 2018 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 30th, 2018|

Big Read Lakeshore

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 [...]

November 1st, 2018|