The Spring Lake District Library will be closed on Thursday November 28rd for Thanksgiving. We will reopen with our regular hours of 9:30am to 5pm on Friday the 29th and be open regular hours all weekend.
While the physical library is closed, our website is still open! You can always download eBooks and eAudiobooks from us at Overdrive. The research resources we provide are available if you have upcoming finals to study for, and you can always put an item on hold if there’s a book you hear about while eating turkey!
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Spring Lake District Library!
Attention holiday shoppers and deal hunters of all sorts! Before making purchasing decisions, many people consult the magazine Consumer Reports. Why do they? It’s because the magazine offers expert, unbiased product ratings and reviews on a variety of topics from cars to highchairs to coffee makers. If you use Consumer Reports, you might already know the library subscribes to the print magazine, but you might not know that we also offer online access to Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus. If you haven’t used Consumer Reports before, why not check it out for free? It’s available both from inside the library and from home – the only difference is that when you’re not in the library, you’ll need to enter your Spring Lake District Library card number for access.
Nearly two generations of children have grown up with our annual Children’s Bookmark Contest which celebrated its twentieth year this fall! The contest is sponsored by our amazing Friends of the Library group, and thousands of kids from preschool to 8th grade have participated over the past twenty years. This year we continued the new tradition of having bookmarks submitted in color, and over 200 amazing entries were received on this year’s theme of ‘It Came From a Book…’ The judges had a very difficult job!
This past Saturday was our Bookmarks Awards Ceremony, and family and friends of the winners and honorable mentions were invited to celebrate with us. The program room was standing room only! Everyone had a great time watching the presentation of artist Corinne Roberts and meeting the presenter Holly Johnson, President of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation. Youth Services Librarian Elizabeth Griffin was our Master of Ceremonies.
The winning designs have been printed, and bookmarks are available in the library now. All entries received are currently on display in Youth Services. Stop by to take a look! To see all the winning bookmarks, follow the link below.
Some of us have amazing memories for due dates and deadlines. Some of us…maybe aren’t as talented in that regard. If you fall into the latter category, never fear! All those late fines that have sneaked their way onto your card? You can take care of them during this week’s Fine Amnesty at the library.
How does it work? Simple – just bring in canned goods and packaged foods to the library and we’ll waive $1 of your fines for each item you bring in. The donations will be given to The People Center right here in Spring Lake.
Your generous donations will be accepted from November 10 to November 16. It’s a good deal, right? You can help support your community while having your library fines forgiven.
With the end of Daylight Savings Time last weekend, we are fully into fall. Shorter days and greyer skies herald the season to curl up with a good book by the fireplace or spend a day learning a craft or cooking a complicated recipe. Cookbooks, crafting books, novels, and more, they’re all available to you from the library. We also have an assortment of programs and classes for adults and kids to help warm up these chillier months.