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Make Fluffy a Star!

Make Fluffy a Star!

Is your pet cute, talented, smart, funny or special in another way? Then you need to enter it in one of KDL’s Pet Shows! Several branches will hold outdoor pet shows this summer, and you and your pet can be part of the fun. Just pick up a registration form from your local KDL branch and get your pet ready to be a star! For kids and pets of all ages.

Pet Shows are scheduled for the following dates:

Thursday, July 19, 7:00 PM – Grandville branch 
Thursday, July 26, 2:00 PM – East Grand Rapids branch 

Your Kids Will Talk About This for Weeks

Your Kids Will Talk About This for Weeks

From The Tomato Collection to The Monkeys Go Marching, local performer Kevin Kammeraad has entertained, encouraged, cracked up and got kids up and moving from here to Japan.  His interactive, audience-led show for KDL, Can You Think It? Can You Dream It?, promises to be filled with laughter and encourages imagination through poetry, puppetry, music, storytelling, comedy, singing and movement. 
There will be several chances to catch Kevin’s performance:

Crews put out Wyoming house fire

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - Fire investigators are looking into what might be the cause of a house fire on the 3600 block of Minnie Avenue in Wyoming.

Fire crews were called to the scene shortly after 3:30 a.m. Flames were visible from the outside, but fire crews were able to put the flames out in just a half-hour.

Beat the Heat at KDL!

Beat the Heat at KDL!

The library is a great place to get books, attend free programs, use computers… and stay cool. With temperatures soaring this week, health professionals are encouraging those without air conditioning in their homes to seek out public places that are air-conditioned. Sounds like a great opportunity to visit your local KDL branch! All 18 of our branches areair-conditioned and a wonderful place to work, relax or enjoy time with your children in ourKDLville play spaces.

Three people escape early morning fire

WYOMING, Mich (WZZM) - Three people were able to escape a house fire in Wyoming Friday morning uninjured.   The fire started shortly after four in the morning in the 17 hundred block of Delwood Avenue Southwest.

The homeowner says one of the residents ran across the street to call 911 after the fire was spotted in one of the bedrooms.

Exercise in this heat? It can be done!

WYOMING (WZZM) - Now that the heat is kicking into triple-digit territory for the next few days, it's important to be careful when exercising.  And who else to give some tips than an ultra-marathoner?

West Michigan's typical summers are already too warm for some people to get moving outdoors, but not for a man who's run 56 miles all in one day.

Terence Reuben, a physical therapist with Metro Health Sports Medicine and a certified personal trainer, hopes you'll continue to get your daily exercise, but he says there's some important things to keep in mind when the temperature rises.

"The first thing is to look at your weather plan, what is the coolest time to run. Usually before seven in the morning, after seven at night," said Reuben.

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