4787 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Question: When is a high school library not a high school library? Answer: When it is also a public library. On the south side of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the small neighborhood of Kelloggsville, the local public library system, Kent District Library, has teamed up with the school district to bring library services to the community. My old school, and by that I mean the school where I spent 10 wonderful years as a librarian, is now home to a double-duty library, a school/public library. Not long ago Kelloggsville Public Schools embarked on a major renovation of its high school, part of which involved the creation of a brand new, two-story, 6000-square-foot library. Then last fall the district partnered with KDL to transform this new addition into a space that could serve both the school and the community. Last Friday I met with some old Kelloggsville friends for breakfast, something we did every Friday as colleagues. I thought this the perfect time to check out this new high school facility.