Monthly Archives: January 2017

Tax Forms at the Library

If you’re a tax season early bird, you’ll be happy to know that our federal tax forms have arrived! We have received copies of Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ along with their instruction booklets.  All forms, schedules, and instructions are available online at We have also received Michigan tax forms.  You can also access Michigan forms [...]

Spring Kids’ Reading Club!

To celebrate Reading Month in March, we’re starting our Kids’ Spring Reading Club on March 1!  Kids from preschool to 8th grade can stop by the library anytime during March to pick up their Book Bingo sheet and start reading.  Turning in the completed Bingo sheet will earn the child a book to keep and [...]

Valentine Making Workshop

Want to create some Valentines? We have your back! Our Valentine Making Workshop is during Spring Lake Schools’ Midwinter Break - Tuesday, February 9 from 2-3pm. Whether cards are needed for friends or family, kids 4 and up are invited stop by to make cards, pictures, and other Valentine greetings.  We’ll have materials available; kids [...]

Want to Start Your Own Business?

Do you have a great idea for a business but aren’t sure how to put it into action? Have you and a friend talked for years about starting a company and becoming your own bosses?  SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses can help you get started.  Should you start from scratch? Buy [...]

Snowy Owls – Locally!

The largest of North American owls, the gorgeous Snowy Owl, spends summers on the tundras above the Arctic Circle.  But even these hardiest of creatures move south for the winter, and some end up right here in Ottawa County! On Thursday, January 26 at 7pm, join us and Ottawa County park naturalist Curtis Dykstra to [...]

Explore your Creative Side

Add some color to your life by attending artist Christi Dreese’s Watercolor Workshop on Wednesday, January 25 from 6:30-8pm.  Ms. Dreese will teach you how to create bold and beautiful watercolor paintings so bring a friend, some coworkers, or even make it a date night and come make some art! Participants will paint with watercolors [...]

Be Informed About Your Finances

Most of us have questions and concerns about financial planning.  How do you know if your bank or credit union is financially stable? Which insurance company should you pick to protect yourself and your loved ones?  What mutual funds give you the best returns?  To help begin to answer these questions and others, the Spring [...]