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LDL to offer help for downloading eBooks to the Kindle Fire tablet

LDL to offer help for downloading eBooks to the Kindle Fire tablet

GRAND HAVEN-- Received a Kindle Fire tablet for Christmas, but need help with it to borrow library books? Loutit District Library (LDL) comes to the rescue on Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. with a program to assist those with Kindle Fire tablets.

LDL’s Adult Services Librarian Mary Kay Moran will lead this interactive program on how to borrow library books for any Kindle owner. This free program, held in LDL’s Program Room A, will cover a variety of Kindles including the Kindle Fire and the Kindle app for tablets and smart phones.

For further information, contact Loutit District Library at 616-842-5560, ext. 214 or visit the library online at www.loutitlibrary.org.

Are you buying "local" for the holidays?

Are you buying "local" for the holidays?

Are you supporting your local economy?

Local First has a holiday gift guide with suggestions that support locally owned businesses.

You can also find gift suggestions on our WZZM 13 Made in Michigan page that lists nearly 500 companies that make their products in Michigan.

According to ABC News, if each American spent just $64 on American made goods, it would create 200,000 new jobs.  ABC also has information on Made in America goods.

Grand Haven Holiday Shopping Center

Grand Haven Holiday Shopping Center

Visit http://www.grandhaven.org for additional information.

Friends of SLDL Fundraiser

Friends of SLDL Fundraiser

Spring Lake, MI-The Friends of Spring Lake District Library are now selling Entertainment Coupon Books as part of their annual fund raising efforts. The 2013 Coupon Book contains a variety of new local and national coupons, exclusive buy one, get one free offers, up to 50% off coupons that are valid until November 2013, and access to mobile coupons with the Entertainment Mobile App. In additions to restaurant coupons, the book also contains coupons for shopping, travel, services, and entertainment.

Proceeds from the sales will benefit the Friends who support library activities such as the popular summer and winter reading programs, as well as the movie, magazine, and rental book collections.

Saint Mary's School To Host Popular "White Elephant" Event June 29 & 30

Saint Mary's School To Host Popular "White Elephant" Event June 29 & 30

SPRING LAKE, Mich., June 14, 2012 – For the first time in fifty years, Saint Mary’s Parish School is separating its crowd-pleasing, annual “White Elephant Sale” from its annual “Festival.” Event organizers are hoping that more members of the general public, as well as church members, will attend and take advantage in tough economic times of gently-used items at bargain-basement prices before the main summer travel season begins.

The White Elephant Sale will be held June 29 and 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at Saint Mary’s School, 421 East Exchange Street, Spring Lake.  Local Spring Lake residents Jennifer and Tom Ladd, together with Jim and Becky Twa, are serving as co-chairpersons for this year’s event and also the Saint Mary’s Festival.

SLDL Friends Book Sale

SLDL Friends Book Sale

Spring Lake, MI - The bargains on gently used books have never been better! Mark your calendars now for annual June book sale hosted by the Friends of Spring Lake District Library.  A wide selection of used books, video tapes and audio tapes can be found at the annual summer sale which is held in conjunction with the Spring Lake Heritage Festival. The sale will take place at the Spring Lake District Library on the following dates:

Thursday, June 14, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 15, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 16, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Zondervan's New Cliff Graham Series Promises Fast-Paced Action For Readers

Zondervan's New Cliff Graham Series Promises Fast-Paced Action For Readers

SPRING LAKE, Mich., March 10, 2012 - Zondervan publishing company's release of author Cliff Graham's new Lion of War series promises fast-paced action for readers.  It is an excellent series to start during spring break.

Day of War, the first novel in the series, is Christian author Graham's first novel.  Readers of it will be drawn into the days leading up to the establishment of David's kingdom.  Central to the novel are David's "Mighty Men," who battle with the sword and the shield to help lay claim to prized lands throughout the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah.

As the book's "Note to the Reader" states:  "The story of David has been rehashed many times, but nothing of this length and scope has been done on his warriors, the original "Dirty Dozen" of the Scriptures.