Tuesday, September 1, 2015


September 17, 2015 will mark a pivotal day in the history of Kent District Library as they launch their own, exclusive library catalog.  The new catalog will be a significant improvement for KDL cardholders; offering a better search experience, easier access to their digital collection and more customer-friendly policies, like increased allowable holds and the ability to avoid overdue fines by renewing material (that does not have holds) up to three times.

With this new catalog, they will also be able to improve services outside of their walls with a new mobile catalog app for customers and remote circulation capability for KDL staff to issue library cards and check items out during outreach community events.

Unfortunately, they are  temporarily  unable to offer inter-library loan services while they transition to their new catalog.  By October 1, 2015, KDL cardholders can once again request items KDL does not own through MeLCat, the statewide resource sharing system.  There will be a direct link to MeLCat from the KDL catalog and it is an easy electronic process to request books.  By going directly to MeLCat from the KDL catalog, they will offer customers access to much larger library collections around the state.  Over 400 of Michigan's public, school, college and university libraries participate in MeLCat, including 39 of the 41 Lakeland Library Cooperative member libraries.

Friday, June 26, 2015


Township Office Closed September 7, 2015

The Gaines Charter Township office will be closed Monday, September 7, 2015 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday

Sunday Afternoon Showcase of Parks and Preserves


Sunday, August 9, 2015

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Tour will highlight the park's old apple orchards, barn quilts, scenic vistas, paved and mowed trails, and a large prairie area that is being expanded every year.  Other features to visit include an educational tree grove, wide open hay fields and shaded trials through tall timers and a vernal pond.