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KDL Kelloggsville branch marks fifth anniversary

Five is a big number as KDL Kelloggsville celebrates its anniversary of serving students, teachers.

Kelloggsville — The air was thick with anticipation as children prepared for a magical hour in a sea of suds. 

Two-year-old Myles Fortin enjoys the foam

Kent District Library’s Kelloggsville branch recently hosted a Birthday Bash to celebrate its fifth anniversary – and the foam machine was among the festive highlights. The branch. located on the north side of Kelloggsville High School, 4787 Division Ave. South, is run as a cooperative between Kelloggsville Public Schools, which provides the building and space, and the Kent District Library, which provides materials.

Along with celebrating its anniversary, the goal was to help increase awareness of the facility. Activities included a scavenger hunt, games, crafts, goodie bags, ice cream and a visit from the KDL Bookmobile

“This is just fantastic,” said a parent as she walked out of the event with her children. “I am so happy to have something like this in our area.”

KDL Kelloggsville Branch Manager Librarian Cameron Holmes said he was “thrilled” with the turnout, noting people were having a good time.

The facility is closed during school hours but is open to the public from 3-6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

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Joanne Bailey-Boorsma
Joanne Bailey-Boorsma
Joanne Bailey-Boorsma is a reporter covering Kent ISD, Godwin Heights, Kelloggsville, Forest Hills and Comstock Park. The salutatorian for the Hartland Public Schools class of 1985, she changed her colors from blue and maize to green and white by attending Michigan State University, where she majored in journalism. Joanne moved to the Grand Rapids area in 1989, where she started her journalism career at the Advance Newspapers. She later became the editor for On-the-Town magazine, a local arts and entertainment publication. Her eldest daughter is a nurse, working in Holland, and her youngest attends Oakland University. Both are graduates from Byron Center High School. She is a volunteer for the Van Singel Fine Arts Advisory Board and the Kent District Library. In her free time, Joanne enjoys spending time with her family, checking out local theater and keeping up with all the exchange students they have hosted through the years. Read Joanne's full bio


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