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Movies at John Collins Park

Grab your lawn chair or picnic blanket and join us for FREE family-friendly fun at John Collins Park (650 Lakeside Drive S.E.) on the shores of Reed's Lake!  Movies are rated PG and will be shown on an inflatable screen on Friday evenings at dusk.   The series is sponsored by Macatawa Bank, in cooperation with the Kent District Library and the EGR Parks & Rec. Department.

Come early for the best seat & enjoy snacks from the Mac Snack Wagon!  Macatawa Bank has generously agreed to donate Mac Snack wagon proceeds to the Waterfront Park Project Phase 1. The KDL teen group will be selling popcorn and candy, with proceeds going towards the teen library programs.  

The tentative schedule for summer 2011:

Interscholastic League Sports

The East Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation Department is now coordinating Middle School sports. Check for upcoming sports in the 2011 Fall Brochure!

Here are the requirements to take part in the EGR Parks & Recreation Interscholastic League Sports. All Athletic Physicals will still be turned into the East Grand Rapids Middle School at 2425 Lake Drive SE.

Interscholastic League Sports: Governed under the Michigan High school Athletic Association. (MHSAA)

Reminder: Parkapalooza events continue this week

From: http://www.eastgr.org

The weekly parties in Collins Park are back by popular demand! The EGR Library staff is hosting six family-friendly parties at John Collins Park (650 Lakeside Drive) this summer. All events are 2:00 - 4:00 pm on Thursday afternoons and are free to attend.

June 30: Carnival - complete with games, prizes, a Moon Bouncer and a miniature horse!

July 7: Kid & Teen Craft Sale - sell your homemade wares at this always popular family event - register at the library

July 14: Splish Splash Water Party - Put on your bathing suit and join us for some water fun for all ages - don’t forget the sunscreen!

July 21: Superheroes! - Leap tall buildings in a single bound and have fun showing off your super strength and powers at this SUPER park party!

Tax Bills Coming

SUMMER PROPERTY TAX BILLS will be mailed out on July 1st, and are due without penalty by Monday, August 15th.

If you have any questions about your tax bill or payment options, please contact theTreasurer's Office at 949-2110 or stop by the Finance Department Offices at the Community Center.

Take Katie L. on Vacation

Take Katie L. on Vacation

Katie L., our elephant friend, loves to travel the world, and this summer she’d like to take a trip with you! Visit the East Grand Rapids Branch and ask for a Katie L. cut-out (hurry, supplies are limited).  Take Katie L. to a destination spot near or far and take a picture of her participating in some exciting summertime fun!

We look forward to seeing all the exciting places Katie L. will explore. Photos must be submitted by August 20. As our way of saying thank you for uploading your photo, we will enter you into a drawing for a Schuler Books & Music gift card. (Click Here for complete contest rules.)

Upload your Katie L. photos by clicking the link below:

Summer Reading Club at KDL

Summer Reading Club at KDL

All Summer Reading Club programs run Monday, June 13 to Saturday, August 6.  Sign up anytime during those dates at KDL's East Grand Rapids Branch!

One World, Many Stories – Summer Reading Club for Kids
See the world @ your library this summer! Sign up for Summer Reading Club and travel globally while reading locally. Win a new bike and other great prizes. For kids entering grades 5 and under, both readers and pre-readers. And new this year: Baby Bingo, a special reading program for parents and babies 18 months and younger.

You Are Here – Summer Reading Club for Teens
Go where the compass points and enjoy a global reading experience with KDL's teen summer reading program "You Are Here.” Read for your chance to win a $100 mall gift certificate and other prizes. For grades 6-12.

KDL East Grand Rapids Library park parties

KDL East Grand Rapids Library park parties

The Parkapalooza Park Party
All library programs in this series are free, and will be held at John Collins Park (rain location is the EGR Library), and are sponsored by the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library

Art Attack
Create sculptures, prints, drawings, paintings, collages, and wearable art to take home with you, and help us decorate banners to hang in the library!                                                        
Thursday, June 23, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Summer Carnival