Kent District Library
|Location||Kent County, Michigan|
|Access and use|
|Budget||$22.3 million (2017)|
|Director||Lance M. Werner|
The Kent District Library is a public library system located in Kent County, Michigan. With nineteen branch locations and an annual circulation of more than 8.2 million items (2016 circulation data), the Kent District Library is one of the largest and busiest library systems in all of Michigan.
The beginnings of the library are in 1927 as a library extension work project of the Kent County Federation of Women's Clubs. The Kent County Library Association was established in 1936 and functioned as a department of Kent County until 1994 when it became Kent District Library.
In summer 2013, Kent District Library invited local Wikipedians to use library space and resources for Meetups, and offered Wikipedia editing classes to the community.
The library has 19 branches throughout the county.
- Byron Township
- Caledonia Township
- Cascade Township
- Comstock Park
- East Grand Rapids
- Gaines Township
- Kelloggsville High School
- Lowell (Englehardt Branch)
- Plainfield Township
- Rockford (Krause Memorial Branch)
- Sand Lake / Nelson Township
- Spencer Township
- Tyrone Township
- "KDL 2016 Fact Book" (PDF).
- "2017 Strategic Plan Update" (PDF).
- "Michigan Public Library Statistics 2009". Library of Michigan. 2009. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "KDL Service Center 814 West River Center Dr. NE Comstock Park, MI". Kent District Library. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
- "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Comstock Park CDP, MI." (Archive) U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 25, 2012.
- "Street Map." (Archive) Plainfield Township, Kent County, Michigan. Retrieved on December 25, 2012.
- "About KDL". KDL.org. Kent District Library. 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2010.