Items Tagged with 'Kent District Library'


GRBJ Podcast: Lance Werner of Kent District Library

August 29, 2017
Lance Werner — the executive director of Kent District Library — is the featured guest in episode 49 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Change Ups: WMU Cooley Law School associate dean inducted into alumni ROTC Hall of Fame

May 5, 2017
Retired Brigadier General and current WMU Cooley Law School associate dean and professor of law Michael C.H. McDaniel was inducted into the alumni ROTC Hall of Fame for the Seneca Battalion of the U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at the Olean, New York-based St. Bonaventure University. Read More

Library system names film festival winners

March 6, 2017
A local library system has announced the winners of its film festival for middle and high school students. Read More

Inside Track: Embracing the changing landscape

Executive director of Kent District Library hopes ‘to make libraries viable for another 100 years.’

December 9, 2016
Lance Werner often is just a fat guy from Detroit. Read More

Change Ups: KDL first recipient of Champion Award

June 17, 2016
Kent District Library is the first recipient of Disability Advocates of Kent County’s Community Champion Award. Read More

Feds single out library as international model for disabled patrons

April 11, 2016
Dignitaries from the Middle East and Africa visited a local library this week to learn about the laws and programs designed to improve access to public spaces and services for people with disabilities. Read More

Change Ups: KDL receives leadership recognition

July 10, 2015
Kent District Library’s diligence to strengthen the quality of services it provides has paid off. Read More

Change Ups: Walen declared Golden Apple recipient

May 15, 2015
Monica Walen, youth specialist at the East Grand Rapids branch of Kent District Library, received the 2015 Golden Apple Award from Kent Reading Council for her efforts and innovation in promoting literacy in Kent County. Read More

IRS approves nonprofit status for Kent District Library

Surprisingly, not all public library systems in Michigan have 501(c)(3) status.

August 29, 2014
Linda Krombeen’s job just got busier — and in one respect, easier. She probably won’t have to hear "no" so often when she’s trying to get a grant or donation. Read More

How accessible is your local library?

December 20, 2013
Kent District Library is partnering with the New York Public Library and a handful of other libraries across the nation to answer the question, “I’d use the library if only …” Read More