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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|

Announcing Automatic Renewals

Is your item due, but you need it longer? No worries — your item will automatically be renewed for another loan period three days before it’s due, as long as there are no holds on the item. Items can be renewed twice. Renewals can also be done by clicking on the My Account button on [...]

April 15th, 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|

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|

Kanopy

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available free to patrons of Loutit District Library. Library card holders can stream films from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” [...]

October 19th, 2018|

Job Opening: Business Manager (full-time)

Loutit District Library seeks an organized and energetic individual to work up to 40 hours per week as Business Manager. Job duties include managing purchases, accounts payable and receivable, daily cash accounting and deposits, reconciling bank accounts monthly, preparing monthly financial reports, assisting in preparation and management of budget, assisting in annual audit, monitoring library [...]

August 20th, 2018|

Migrant Quilt Project

On Wednesday, August 15 at 7:00 pm, Tucson, AZ resident and quilt artist Mary Vaneecke will discuss the history of the Migrant Quilt Project and the humanitarian efforts surrounding it. The Migrant Quilt Project is a grassroots, collaborative effort of artists, quiltmakers, and activists to express compassion for migrants from Mexico and Central America who [...]

August 9th, 2018|