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Happy Independence Day!

The library will be closed on July 4th and 5th in celebration of Independence Day.  As always our website and library catalog are open even when the building is closed.  You can also download eBooks and eAudiobooks from our eBranch 24 hours a day.  (Running into problems?  Check out our how-to guides here.)

We’ll reopen at our regular time of 9:30am on Monday July 7th, but for now, we’ll leave you with the first section of the Declaration of Independence.


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A Taste of Summer

Summer has started!  …or at least the Summer Reading Programs have started, and we all know that’s the real beginning of summer, right?  Both the adult and youth programs begin this week, so stop by the library to sign up and give yourself as much reading time as possible!  The last day to get your cards stamped and receive prizes is Saturday, August 2nd.  That’s eight glorious summer weeks full of library books.


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Discover Michigan with your Library Card!

Are you planning to travel our pleasant peninsulas this summer?  Make sure you have your library card!  Library users with a valid library card can get passes to one of over 70 cultural institutions with the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP).

Institutions like the Detroit Institute of Arts, Nelis’ Dutch Village, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, the Ludington Breakwater Lighthouse, the Muskegon Museum of Art and many more are participating.  Some cultural partners offer complimentary or reduced price admissions while others offer discounts in their gift shop or other exclusive offices just for MAP pass holders.

Each participating library has 5 passes per week per cultural institution, and passes expire one week from the date printed.  Passes can be printed out either from home or from the library. Take a look today and see where you can go this summer with your library card!

The Michigan Activity Pass is presented by The Library Network, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, CultureSource, and the Library of Michigan.

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Summer Reading is Almost Here!

As hard as it is to believe, there’s just under 2 weeks until the start of the library’s Summer Reading Programs!  We’re busy here at the library getting everything ready behind the scenes.  Brand new books, fun events and programs, and great prizes are coming.  It took a while to arrive, but it’s going to be a great summer!

Our kids’ Summer Reading Program is ‘Fizz, Boom, Read!’ – science experiments, zoo visits, and construction parties are just part of the fun Youth Services is planning.  For the adults, the theme is ‘Taste of Summer,’ and adults will have the chance to read to win gift certificates to great local restaurants! It all begins on June 9.  Both programs run through August 2nd.

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In Memoriam

The Spring Lake District Library will be closed Sunday May 25th and Monday May 26th in observance of Memorial Day.

We will reopen at 9:30am on Tuesday May 27th.  This weekend also marks the beginning of our Summer hours.  We will be closed on Sundays through Labor Day Weekend.

The Spring Lake Memorial Day parade is on Monday, May 26th at 10:30am.  Check out this map to find the best seats on the route!