Library of Things & Special Collections

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Arts/Crafts  |  Education |  Games  |  Nature/Outdoors  |  Science/Technology  |  Tools 

More Great Resources

Board Games | Book Club in a Bag Books To Go | Community Journals | 
Launchpad Tablets | Memory Minders | Mobile Hotspots | Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)    

More Information About These Great Collections!

Each set circulates for 6 weeks and includes multiple copies of the book & discussion questions -- all in a convenient tote bag. Sets may be requested via the online library catalog. Check out the Library's Book Club Resources page to enhance your reading group experience! .

Books To Go are theme-based backpacks filled with books. Backpack themes are specifically selected to enhance early literacy skills, while at the same time appealing to young readers by featuring popular topics. Each backpack contains 8 books (both picture books and board books) and includes a Content Card listing the title and a picture of each book cover to make keeping track of the books easy!

Community Journals are books filled with the thoughts & creativeness of the Hudsonville community. Check out a Community Journal and read through the pages that are already completed. Then, add your own unique contribution. Once the journal is full, it will be added to the Library's Local History Collection. 

Looking for a way to keep kids engaged? Teaching from home?
Just for kids. 100% secure. No internet connection required.
 Launchpad learning tablets are loaded with a world of learning & fun!

Memory Minders are activity kits designed for those with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Spark memories. Create conversations. Engage in positive interactions.

Check out the internet with a one of the Library's mobile hotspots! These hotspots have unlimited data and will allow up to ten devices to connect to them. Currently, available to Gary Byker Library adult card holders only, on a first come, first served basis. Hotspots check out for 3 weeks at a time. Call the Library Circulation Desk at (616) 669-1255 for hotspot availability information. Visit the Library for more information!

As part of the Michigan Activity Pass program, the Library can provide free access to numerous state parks, state forest campgrounds, as well as free or discounted admission to historical and cultural destinations in Michigan!