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Check out our latest newsletter with information on upcoming programs.  For a full calendar of events, please visit the News & Events tab above.  Want a broader scope of what is going on? Click here for a brochure highlighting most of our 2014 programs.  Interested in joining our book discussion group?  Click here for a list of what we are discussing in 2014.





Thinking of purchasing a Nook, Kindle, or other e-reader? Did you know that e-books can be borrowed through the library for free 24/7?  Click here to find out how. For more detailed instructions for a Kindle, click here.  For more detail instructions for a Simple Touch or 1st Edition Nook, click here.  For more detailed instructions for a Tablet or other mobile device, click here.



Digital Magazines

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Do you like magazines but hate to buy or borrow them? Download magazines 24/7 from the Allendale Library for FREE.  Choose from over 40 titles on various topics. Download your favorite magazines to your computer, tablet, or mobile device and view in your web browser or via an app with no due dates.  Initial set-up requires creating two accounts.  Before you get started, please read the user instructions.



 Lego Club

   Saturday, May 3 @ 11AM

Lego Club

Bring 1 gallon of Legos and your creativity!  The theme of the month will be announced at the event.  Drawings will be held for free Lego kits.


 Stuffed Animal Sleepover

   Fri., April 25 @ 6:30PM

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Come in your PJs and bring one of your stuffed friends to a special PJ Storyime with stories and a craft.  Then your stuffed animal will spend the night in the library.  Pick your animal up the next morning and find out what adventures occurred overnight.



 7th Annual Peeps Diorama Contest

   April 14-18th

Peeps 2014

Grab your creative hats and make a diorama using marshmallow peeps. The diorama can be anything you like: scene from a book or movie, historical event, sports team, everyday event, etc.  Drop your diorama off April 14-16 (dioramas dropped off after the 16th will be displayed but cannot be included on the ballot for voting).  Patrons will be able to vote for their favorite on April 17 & 18 and the winners will be announced April 19.

 Martin Lowenberg: My Experiences During the Holocaust

   Wed., April 30 @ 6:30PM 


In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Martin Lowenberg will share his experiences as a Jewish child growing up in Germany while Adolf Hitler was in power.  Mr. Lowenberg survived the Riga ghetto in Latvia and multiple concentration and labor camps until being liberated into Sweden in 1945. Space is limited so show up early!

Movies @ the Library

    Movies @ the Library
Stop by for family-friendly movies and popcorn!                         

Sat., April 19 @ 1PM: The Pirate Fairy (G)
Sat., May 3 @ 1PM: The Nut Job (G)
Sat., May 17 @ 1PM: Walking With Dinosaurs (PG)

Allendale 4th of July

Parade @ GVSU: 10AM
Family Fun in the Park: 11AM-3PM

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Interested in joining the annual 4th of July Parade?  Click here for registration info.  Registration fee/Waiver forms can be returned to Rob at the library prior to the parade or at the parade line-up.
Line-up begins at 8AM. 

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6175 Library Lane
Allendale, MI 49401

Mondays   9AM-9PM
Tuesdays 9AM-9PM
Wednesdays 1PM-9PM
Thursdays 9AM-9PM
Fridays 9AM-5PM
Saturdays 11AM-5PM 
Sundays: Closed

Phone: 616-895-4178
Fax: 616-895-5178

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