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Happy New Year!

To give our staff time with their friends and family to celebrate the New Year, the library will be closed on Wednesday December 31 and Thursday January 1.  We’ll start 2015 off at the library with our regular hours of 9:30am to 5:00pm on Friday January 2!

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.  If you’ve had trouble with that before, make it a New Year’s Resolution to start!  Our eBranch has a great online help system or you can stop into the library at any time.

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A Blizzard of Books!

Are you worried about a letdown after the holidays?  Fear not!  The Blizzard of Books is coming to sweep you away!  Whether you need to put your feet up after holiday chaos or you just want to get some good reading in, the Blizzard of Books, our winter reading club, is there for you to look forward to!

Signups begin bright and early on January 2nd, and the club will conclude March 14, 2015. All high school students and adults are welcome to join. All you have to do is sign up, read five library books of your choice, and come in to get a prize.  Each time you redeem a prize (limit 3 per person), we’ll enter you into the grand prize drawing!  One of the best ways to spend the winter is curled up with a good book.

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The Library will be Closed December 24 & 25

The Spring Lake District Library will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday December 24 and 25.  We will reopen with our regular hours of 9:30am to 5pm on Friday December 26.

While the physical library is closed, our website is still open, allowing you to put something on hold if there’s a book you hear about while with family!  Or you can access our research databases if there’s an argument that you want to settle right away.

If you’ve received a brand new tablet or eReader, you can get started downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library right away!  Are you wondering how to get the eBooks onto that new tablet?  Take a look at our explanation here (this is a PDF that you can download or print out).  If you run into troubles with a new eReader, there is some fantastic assistance here at Overdrive.  And as always, if you need more help, feel free to stop into the library when we reopen on Friday.

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Spring Lake District Library!

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Still Looking for the Perfect Gift?

Are you looking for a unique and interesting gift this holiday season?  We have several great options at the library that allow you to support the Friends of the Library or enhance our book collection while crossing names off your list.

Enjoy the City Coupon Books contain coupons for over 145 merchants in Grand Haven, Muskegon, and Holland. The book includes coupons for a variety of lakeshore restaurants as well as entertainment and recreation facilities such as Craig’s Cruisers, Sherman Bowling Center, Muskegon Lumberjacks, and Chase Hammond Golf Club. Savings are also at Orchard Markets, Health Hutt, Famous Footwear, Sears, and Dick’s Sporting Goods!  Each book is $20 of which $10 will go to support the Friends of the Spring Lake District Library.  Monies raised by the Friends through their annual fund raising efforts help to support library programs and services that benefit our community.

The library is also hosting an Adopt a Book program in both Adult and Youth Services.  All are invited to come and choose from the wide variety of books available for adoption.  Ornaments with the book’s cover and information are hanging from the holiday tree in Youth Services (for children’s and teen books) and from the tree across from the Check-Out desk (for adult titles).  Upon a book’s adoption, we’ll place a book plate inscribed with the name of the honoree inside and add the book to the library’s shelves.  We’ll also send a letter to your chosen recipient notifying them of the title added in their honor.

Whether someone is more difficult to find the perfect present for or you’ve chosen to ‘shop local’ this holiday season, either an Enjoy the City coupon book or an adopted book would be a thoughtful and welcome present.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

The Spring Lake District Library will be closed on Thursday November 27rd for Thanksgiving.  We will reopen with our regular Friday hours of 9:30am to 5pm on the 28th and be open Saturday and Sunday as usual.

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!