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Readers of all ages, be sure and join one of our fantastic summer reading programs!
Registration begins the week of June 23 and programs run from June 30 - August 2.
REGISTER HERE 

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Award Winner and Best Seller Lists 

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence  (Recognizing the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers)

The Christy Awards (Honoring and Promoting Excellence in Christian Fiction)

Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association Heartland Bestsellers 

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The Barnes & Noble Review 

Book Reviews, essays, and author interviews from Barnes and Noble.

Based on a Book 

This site contains a database of movies that were based on a book. You can search by movie or book name, year of release or publication, as well as director, starring actors, movie studio, author or book publisher. Browse the list of top books turned into movies, and find the movie version of your favorite novels or stories.

 

BookBrowse 

An online magazine for booklovers, BookBrowse include reviews, previews , stories behind the books, author interviews, reading guides and much more.

 

Bookish 

Discover new and best selling books. Get exclusive sneak peeks and recommendations. Everything you need to know about the world of books. Find your next great read@Bookish.

BookPage

A monthly publication supplied by RTDL andavailable online that includes reviews of books being published during the month that the Bookpage editors recommend.

BookPsychic

BookPsychic gives you high-quality recommendations.  As you rate more items on BookPsychic, you'll see more and better personalized recommendations for books, audiobooks, eBooks and DVDs. The more you rate, the better your recommendations will get! 

BookReporter

The Book Report Network provides thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and more every week.

 

Book Riot 

Book Riot is dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are. So sometimes we are serious and sometimes silly. Some of our writers are pros. Many of them aren’t. We like a good list just as much as we like a good review. We think you can like both J.K. Rowling and J.M. Coetzee and that there are smart, funny, and informative things to say about both and that you shouldn’t have to choose.

Books & Authors mel tiny

Stuck on the question of "what do I read next"? Let Books and Authors spice up your summer reading with our expert title recommendations, online reading rooms, librarian favorite lists, and more.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Crime Thru Time 

Crime thru Time is dedicated to Historical Mysteries.  They provide information on upcoming releases, series/author book lists, timelines and links of interest.

Staff Picks

Interested in what the library staff is reading, watching, listening to?  Take a look at our Staff Picks for our personal recommendations.

FictFact 

Dedicated to helping you read fiction book series in order. Easily find out which book is next with a custom list based on your favorite series!  

Goodreads

Tell us what titles or genres you’ve enjoyed in the past, and we’ll give you surprisingly insightful recommendations. Chances are your friends are discussing their favorite (and least favorite) books on Goodreads.

 

Indie Next List

Indie Next List provides recommendations from independent booksellers nationwide.  

Internet Book List

Information about authors and their works of fiction made available to the public free of charge.

 

LibraryThing

Enter what you're reading now, or your entire library, and LibraryThing will connect you to people who read what you do.

 

Michigan Authors & Illustrators mel tiny

Information on Authors & Illustratrators Related to Michigan.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

 

My Reading Log

My Reading Log was developed by the TLN Technology Committee in order to help you keep track of books and other items of interest to you.

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Reading Group Choices 

Suggested books and topics of discussion for book clubs.

 

Reading Group Guides

Reading Group Guides is the online community for reading groups, providing guides along with helpful information on strating and running your book group. Part of the Book Report Network.

 

 

Riffle

This "Pinterest for books" allows you to share and discover books with your friends through Facebook or Twitter.

 

What's Next™: Books in Series Database

A database to help you search books in seriesdeveloped and maintained by the Kent District Library.

 

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Library Hours

Sunday 2014-07-27 CLOSED
Monday 2014-07-28 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 2014-07-29 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 2014-07-30 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 2014-07-31 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 2014-08-01 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 2014-08-02 10:00 am - 5:00 pm