September Events at the Spring Lake District Library
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September at SLDL


So far it feels like Fall has arrived with a vengeance. Labor Day has passed, everyone is back to school, and football is already starting.  Fall preparations have been happening at the library too.  September is Library Card Sign-Up month, and we're bringing back our partnerships with area businesses to benefit our community.

Want to see everything going on? Take a look on our website to see the full calendar of events, register for events, or print out a copy to put on your fridge.
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Show Us Your Card, Spring Lake!

Library Card Sign Up month is back! Just like last September, we're partnering with local businesses to benefit our cardholders. This year, our partnerships with local businesses are bigger and better than ever.

Everything works just the same as last year. Show your Spring Lake District Library card at a participating business to take advantage of discounts.  This year, the offers range from discounts on food and drink at local restaurants, carpet cleaning, furnace installations, home inspections, computer repair and more. Have you lost your library card?  We’re waiving the $2 replacement fee during September so stop in to get a new one!

Take a look at our complete list of businesses and their offers or download a copy of our brochure today, and enjoy some extra benefits to being part of the Spring Lake District Library. 

We’re thrilled to be working with local businesses again this September and are so grateful for their support of our community.   When you patronize these businesses, please thank them for working with the library and for the community.

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What Happens with a $500 House?


Author Drew Philp bought a $500 house in Detroit after graduating from U of M. Now he's visiting the library to talk about what came next. Join him on Wednesday, September 27 at 7pm to hear about his struggles and accomplishments.
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Storytimes for the Littlest Ones


Starting Tuesday, September 12, we have new storytimes for kids ages 0-3 years old.
  • Little Movers at 9:45am - for kids under 3 who've started walking.
  • Baby Bounce at 10:45am - for babies not yet walking.
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Free Community Shred Day!


Bring up to 100lbs of paper per person for free shredding by Kent Records Management on Saturday, September 23 from 11am-2pm. All shredded paper will be recycled - save your identity AND the earth
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New Arrivals at SLDL

  • New Adult Fiction - including new books from John Le Carré, Sue Grafton, Danielle Steel, James Patterson, Salman Rushdie, Philippa Gregory & more.
  • New Adult Non-Fiction - Apollo 8, woolly mammoths, holiday baking, Vietnam, and Bob Marley are just a few of the topics these books cover.
Click the 'Check Availability' link under a book's title to place a hold.
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Sunday hours are back!  Starting this Sunday, September 10, the library will be open from 2-5pm on Sundays until Memorial Day.

Our first Music by the Fireplace performance of the season will be on Sunday, September 17 at 3pm featuring the Lake Michigan Guitar Duo.
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If you're looking for new books to read, take a look at the top ten favorite books published in September according to librarians! Spring Lake District Library will be getting all of these books so place your holds now.
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