Monthly Archives: May 2016

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Create Video Games with Us

Want to create video games this summer? Learn the basics in our Teen Video Game Making Workshop on Monday, June 13 from 4-6pm then spend the summer building and perfecting your own games. Kids 10-18 will explore video game develop and design using Unreal Engine 4.  Unreal Engine 4 is a full suite of design [...]

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Summer Reading is Coming!

Readers of all ages, get ready for Summer Reading! Starting on Friday, June 10 and continuing through August 6, kids and adults can sign up to spend the summer reading books and winning prizes. For adults, it’s ‘Summertime and the Reading is Easy.’  Participants can earn a prize (up to 3 prizes per person) for [...]

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Ready Set Cram!

Final exams for Spring Lake Middle and High School students are coming up fast.  If students need a change in scenery or a place to study with friends, we’re hosting an Exam Cram on Monday, June 6 from 5-8pm. Whether by themselves or in small groups, teens are invited to come study, enjoy refreshments, and commit [...]

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In Observance of Memorial Day

The Spring Lake District Library will be closed Sunday, May 29th and Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen at 9:30am on Tuesday, May 31st.  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 [...]

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Coloring for Adults

The popularity of adult coloring has skyrocketed over the past year. Once just princesses and superheroes, now coloring books can be found on every topic from art designs to gardens to sea life.  If you’ve wanted to try out the coloring trend without investing in your own coloring books, come color at the library on [...]

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Ready to Dance?

Put on your dancing shoes, preschoolers! Children ages 2-6 and their grownups are invited to a Preschool Dance Party on Friday, May 20 at 10:30am. The library will supply the music and dancing props – children need only bring their best dance moves! This event is perfect for young children who love to jump, wiggle, [...]

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Baby & Toddler Sign Workshop

Sign language as an effective way of communicating with your infant or toddler has been a widely discussed topic recently.  If you are curious about the benefits or where to get started, we have a class for you! On Thursday, May 18 at 10:00am, kids ages 0-4 and their caregivers can sign up to come [...]

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Happy Birthday, 1,000 Books!

In May 2015, we launched a brand new program for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers – 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! We’ve partnered with Loutit District Library in Grand Haven for this ongoing program and together, we’ve registered nearly 500 children. We’re celebrating our year anniversary with a Focus on Early Literacy Bonanza!  Music Teacher Val Letenyei [...]

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Untold Stories

Explore a little known part of West Michigan’s past during a virtual tour of historical sites along the Grand River.  On Wednesday, May 18 at 7pm, your tour guide, historian Marjorie Bethke Viveen will escort you down the Historic River Road – the oldest byway in Ottawa County. After learning about the sites and many [...]

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Hope after Loss

Trying to cope with the loss of a loved one is a difficult and overwhelming process.  The resulting grief can affect you in unexpected ways.  On Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30pm, Sue Glover, the Grief Support Services Manager of Hospice of Michigan will be at the library for a presentation about grief, the grieving process, [...]