Now announcing the Big Library Read! Join millions of eBook readers around the world in the first ever Big Library Read of an eBook. Between May 15 and June 1, all Spring Lake District Library cardholders are invited to download and read Four Corners of the Sky by Michael Malone. There’s no hold list for this book – everyone can check it out and participate in the Big Read at the same time!
Curious about the book? People Magazine said “”There’s humor and action aplenty, but Four Corners is also a warm-hearted look at how we love and forgive.” To check it out or learn more about Four Corners, you’ll find it at Overdrive. You’ll need to log in with your Spring Lake library card number to check the book out. If you have any questions about how to check out and read eBooks, Overdrive’s help site has lots of good information. You’re also welcome to stop by the library, and we’ll be happy to help!
The AARP has been the pre-eminent older driver’s safety program for over thirty years. Every year, thousands of drivers over 50 have taken AARP’s class and learned how to protect their safety on the roads. This year, the AARP and Spring Lake District Library have partnered to offer this class on Monday & Tuesday, May 6 & 7 from 10am-2pm.
Some people may be wondering – why would I need a driver’s safety course? If you haven’t refreshed your knowledge of the rules of the road since you took driver’s ed as a teenager, you may want to catch up on the ever-changing traffic laws. If you’re starting to experience issues driving comfortably or you’re starting to wonder if a family member’s driving is erratic or unsafe, this also is the class for you. Even if you don’t have safety concerns, some auto insurances will give you a discount after you complete this class!
Now that Spring has finally arrived and the flowers are blooming, we at the library are starting to prepare for summer! The Summer Reading Programs for both kids and adults begin next month (yes, it’s almost June again!), but that doesn’t mean that May is lacking in fun activities at the library.
If you’ve been thinking about learning another language, but you haven’t been certain where to start, we have a brand new online language learning resource for you! Mango Languages is an easy and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language, and it’s free to all Spring Lake District Library cardholders! You can even take Mango Languages with you on your iOS or Android device.
Want to read a magazine, but you don’t want to go to the store? Is the brand new issue of O, the Oprah Magazine already checked out at the library? Spring Lake District Library now offers access to 25 popular magazines that can be read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone through Zinio, from Recorded Books!
Some titles we’re offering include Consumer Reports, Family Circle, Discover and Newsweek (Which is no longer available in print). See the complete list. All magazines offered are complete editions, featuring full-color pictures and enhanced audio and video content. There is no waiting list and no need to return issues.
You can even subscribe to a magazine and have new issues delivered directly to your computer or mobile device!
Are you ready to get started? Check out our Downloading page for details.
Zinio was made possible by a gift from the Jean H. Zukowski Fund, a Designated Fund established through a bequest with the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.