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22nd Annual Bookmark Contest!

Calling all kids from preschool through 8th grade! Are you ready to show off your artistic skills and show the world what you love about the library?  From October 1 through 24, we’re encouraging you to submit original bookmark designs for the 22nd annual bookmark contest!

You are invited to create a bookmark on the theme “Something for Everyone at the Library!”  A panel of local artists will judge the entries and award prizes for each grade level. Then we get to print the winning bookmarks in full color for people to pick up and use all year at the library.  Since the bookmarks will be printed in color, using crayons or markers for the designs are encouraged.

Are you ready to start drawing and designing? Download and print an entry form right away!  Forms are also available at the library and through local schools. Entries are due Saturday, October 24 by 5 pm.  The contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Spring Lake District Library. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Introducing hoopla!

We’re excited to announce that Spring Lake District Library patrons can now stream movies, TV shows, eBooks, music albums, eAudiobooks, and comic books for free through hoopla!

Hoopla is a fantastic digital streaming service just for libraries.  You can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on your Android or iOS device or visit to start begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to your smartphones, tablets and computers.

All the titles available on hoopla are always available – there’s no need to place an item on hold, you can just check it out and start watching, listening, or reading!  And when the title is due, hoopla will automatically return it so no overdue fees.

Once you have downloaded the app to your device(s) and/or visited, you will be prompted to enter your email address, a password, and your library card number.  The system will make sure that your card is active then you’ll be ready to browse, borrow, and enjoy the content.


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Showcase Your Talents at the Library

Whether you have a passion for performance or you’ve never done it before, come share your talent during the Open Mic Night at the Library.  Acoustic music – both original compositions and old favorites, poetry, short stories, comedy, and more are all welcome.  Performances will be limited to 5 minutes, and content needs to be appropriate for all ages.

Don’t want to perform?  Come to cheer on some of the talented members of our community.

Put Open Mic Night on your calendar – Tuesday, September 22 at 7pm.  Sign up begins when the doors open at 6:30pm.

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Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Have you signed your baby, toddler, or preschooler up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten yet? It’s a new program from the Spring Lake District Library to help encourage a love of reading in our youngest patrons! We know you already read to your children and bring them to library programs like Storytime or Toddler Time, but this helps you know exactly how many books your child hears before entering kindergarten. The idea is simple – read 1,000 books to your baby or toddler before he or she goes to their first day of kindergarten.


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Happy Labor Day!

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, the library will be closed September 5, 6, and 7th.  We will re-open at 9:30am on Tuesday, September 8.The end of the summer also means that the library will be open on Sundays again!  Starting on September 13, we’ll resume Sunday hours of 2pm-5pm.  Sunday hours will continue through the winter and spring.A wonderful and safe long weekend to everyone!  Thank you to all those who labor and especially those who work over the weekend so that others may vacation and celebrate.