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Free Community Shred Day!

Start collecting your personal papers now because we’re having a free shred day this Saturday! On April 25 from 11am – 2:00pm, Kent Records Management will be set up in the library’s parking lot to shred your sensitive documents and papers.  All paper will be recycled after shredding.

Which papers do you need to keep in hard copy and which can you get rid of?  This article from Consumer Reports covers different types of personal documents and how long they need to be kept.  Experts advise that any papers with a signature, account number, social security number, or medical or legal information (plus credit offers) should be shredded before disposal to help prevent identity theft.

We’ll see you this Saturday for some shredding fun!  Up to 100 pounds of paper per person can be shredded.


Have Your Say on Proposal 1

Spring Lake District Library will host a town hall meeting with 89th District Representative Amanda Price on Monday, April 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Representative Price will discuss the pros and cons of Proposal 1, the Michigan Sales Tax Increase for Transportation Amendment, which will be on the May 5 ballot.

Attendees are welcome to ask questions about the initiative designed to bring additional road funding to the state. Representative Price hopes to use the non-partisan format to inform the public about the various aspects of the proposal.

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Sunday Music Series – Folias Flute and Guitar Duo (and Guests)

Our favorite Sunday of every month is the one when we have some Music by the Fireplace.  This Sunday, April 19 at 3pm, Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron, the Folias Flute and Guitar Duo, will treat us to a performance. Composers as well as performers, Maret and Bergeron concentrate on concert chamber music for their recitals. They enjoy infusing world, jazz, and tango music into their original compositions.   We’re excited to hear their original music and to welcome their special guests for this performance only: bassoonist Marissa Peak and the Aquinas College guitar ensemble.

Currently the weather forecast calls for April showers on Sunday.  What better way to spend your Spring afternoon than listening to live music?

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Unlimited Possibilities at Your Library

April 12-18 is National Library Week.  The theme of this year’s National Library Week is Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library.  It doesn’t matter who you are, what age you are, or what you do, the library welcomes you and wants to help you achieve your dreams.


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Spring Break is Coming!

Suddenly it’s spring, and Spring Break is almost here!  If you’re staying in town for Spring Break, we have a great lineup of programs scheduled to keep everyone engaged and happy during the week off school. We’re also having our Spring Reading Club for kids in preschool through Grade 8 from April 6 – 18. Signups for the reading club begin on Monday March 30.  Kids can read to earn prizes such as books, LEGO kits, movie passes, a Boxtrolls DVD, and a 2015 Guinness Book of World Records!