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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|

Public Budget Hearing

The Board of Trustees of the Loutit District Library will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at the Loutit District Library, Program Room B, 407 Columbus Avenue, Grand Haven, Michigan, to receive oral and written comments on the proposed budget of the Loutit District Library for the fiscal year [...]

May 24th, 2018|

Beachcomber’s Book Bingo

Adults, starting June 1, register and pick up a Beachcomber's Book Bingo Card at the Checkout Desk.  Fill all squares on the card by reading nine books checked out from Loutit District Library and have your reading verified at the Checkout Desk.  Fill your card by August 31 to receive a book bag, courtesy of [...]

May 15th, 2018|

LDL Celebrates National Library Week with Food for Fines

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries -- school, public, academic and [...]

March 23rd, 2018|

Ilyasah Shabazz’s Visit Tonight Cancelled

The East coast storm is taking a toll on New York, and Ilyasah's Shabazz morning flight that would bring her to Michigan has been cancelled. Ilyasah Shabazz, third daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, is an educator, activist, motivational speaker, and the coauthor of Growing Up X, Betty Before X, and X: a [...]

March 21st, 2018|