Wade Rouse Returns to the Tri-Cities

Please join us as we celebrate the internationally bestselling author of eight books, including The Charm Bracelet and The Recipe Box with his newest publication, The Summer Cottage, published in May. Wade Rouse, aka Viola Shipman, will spend the evening at the Tri-Cities Museum, located at 200 Washington Avenue, to meet fans and read from his latest [...]

October 11th, 2019|


Join us on September 27 and/or October 5 at 6:00 pm in Program Room A, when over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities across six continents gather in cinemas, museums, and universities for one purpose - to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films in the 22nd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. MANHATTAN SHORT [...]

September 26th, 2019|

Paint the Snow Plow Blade at the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta!

The large snow plow blade in the library’s parking lot will become a community art project on Saturday, September 28 from 2pm to 4pm, as part of the first Hispanic Heritage Fiesta in Grand Haven! One of the kids’ activities at the Fiesta will be helping paint the snow plow blade donated by the Ottawa [...]

September 25th, 2019|

ArtWalk Exhibit Returns

The 10th year of ArtWalk is set to launch September 18 when the Youth Competition begins at the library. A celebration of art and artists from ages 0-18 years old, the Youth Competition has become an integral part of Grand Haven ArtWalk. The competition is open to all young artists in three age groups: 8 [...]

September 24th, 2019|

Kids @ LDL Fall 2019

   Say Goodbye to Late Fees! Loutit District Library has joined a growing trend in the library world by getting rid of fees on overdue items. Eliminating these fines provides everyone better access to library materials!  BUT if the item is never returned the card holder will be charged for the cost of the item.  Sound familiar?  It [...]

September 20th, 2019|

Teens @ LDL Fall 2019

        Say Goodbye to Late Fees! Loutit District Library has joined a growing trend in the library world by getting rid of fees on overdue items. Eliminating these fines provides you better access to library materials!  BUT if you never return the item you check out you will be charged for the cost of [...]

September 16th, 2019|

Say Goodbye to Late Fees!

Starting September 1, Loutit District Library will join a growing trend in the library world and eliminate late fees on overdue items. The primary reason for eliminating late fees is that these charges present barriers to library service for those with limited income, disabilities, and transportation issues. Eliminating this barrier provides equitable access to library [...]

August 29th, 2019|

Streamlined Hours in Local History & Genealogy

The library remains committed to developing the local history and genealogy collection and to providing expert assistance and quality resources to genealogists. The library is also committed to staff development and community involvement. Optimizing the open hours of the room will allow staff to better serve visiting genealogists and the community by devoting time to [...]

August 15th, 2019|

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|