Tamarack District Library Lakeview, Michigan

Growing Minds~Building Communities


Michigan Activity Pass

Letterhead 1.5x1.5Use your library card to gain free or discounted access to more than 380 destination around the State of Michigan!

Here’s how it works: Visit the Michigan Activity Pass website, enter a ZIP code, address, library or destination in your starting location, along with maximum number of miles from there and your library name.

A list of participating locations will then pop up on your screen. Select a specific location and “get pass” to see availability. A library card number is required to complete the pass request.

There are a limited number of passes available at each of the locations, and are to be used within a week. If your preferred location is “sold out,” then organizers encourage you to explore another one on the list.

If you don’t have internet or a printer available at home, stop in at your library to print them out here. Regular printing fees apply.

Get out and explore Michigan!


April is poetry month!

The Tamarack District Library is holding a poetry contest in the Month of April.  Three age categories will be judged: child, teen, and adult.  Pick up your entry forms at the library, via email by request (email us at lvw@llcoop.org), download a copy of the form here.

Submit your entries by April 16, 2016   April 23rd, 2016!  The Poetry Slam and presentation of prizes will be on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.


March Movie Madness is here!

Tamarack District Library present March Movie Madness! Sponsored by Wesco and the Friends of TDL, we are offering free public showings of movies on Thursdays @ 5:45 pm.  Free popcorn and water are provided.movies


Kids have fun at Lego Club!

On Early Release Tuesdays, kids meet with Ms. Linda to have a fun time building something out of Legos.  This past Wednesday, Gracie and Savannah, Kaleb and Joe, Cameron, and Elijah made snowmen, snowplows, a police station, and even a sun house.  If you are looking for something for your kids to do on early release from Lakeview School, check out our calendar for our events.






Winter Reading 2016

The Winter Reading Program for TDL will start on January 18. The program is for all ages, from toddler to adult.  The challenge is to read at least 2 hours each week; all materials checked out from the library will count, including magazines, ebooks, audio books, even children’s books that are read aloud. Return weekly for a chance to win free movie rentals. Finish the challenge of 2 hours per week for 6 weeks and receive a finisher prize, plus be entered to win a grand prize.

There are many opportunities for programs going on during Winter Reading, check our event calendar.oud


January event calendar posted

New events and monthly programs planned starting with the New Year.  Click here to download a PDF version.


Christmas in Lakeview, 2015

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2015 will be Christmas in Lakeview!  There are lots of family fun events going on at area businesses. ChristmasInLakevew


Our Summer Reading Sponsors are our Heroes!

Our community cares about TDL and promoting literacy for our patrons. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the following sponsors:

Brookside Golf Course
Dippity Dog
Dr. Jim Draper
Farm Country Cheese House
Frederik Meijer Gardens
Friends of TDL
Full Circle Farm
GR Children’s Museum
King’s Trading Post
Lakeview Elevator
Lakeview Wellness Center
Main Street Pizza
Maranda WOTV 4
Old Navy
Shalom Vegetables
Six Lakes Hardware
Susan Rasmussen
West Michigan Whitecaps
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Thank you to all who gave prizes to make our reading program successful!


Escape the Ordinary! Summer reading program 2015

Signups for this summer’s reading program started on May 16th, but don’t worry, there is still time to get signed up for great prizes.  Summer reading this year is for all ages, preschool through adult, and runs from June 6th through July 18th.  Stop into the library to receive your signup bag which includes your reading log.

We have a packed calendar for you, with programs for the kids on Thursdays from 4-5 PM and on Fridays from 11-noon. Most teen and adult programs are on Tuesdays at 6 PM, with some of them on Thursdays. Check our calendar for complete details.

There are gifts and prizes galore from area businesses, including some really awesome grand prizes that will be given away.  Make sure to include the library in your summer plans!


Celebrate Earth Day 2015!

April 22, 2015 is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.  Traditionally most people plant trees on this day, but we thought we would make a fun project that anyone can do – even your children.  Our inspiration came from “Kids Chia Pet” at beautifulhomeandgardendiy.com


We used a 2-liter bottle for the “adult” and a 16-oz. bottle for the “child”.  We also used grass seed instead of chia seed to make it more affordable.  If you come into the library during the week of April 20-25 and bring your own empty bottle, we will have the supplies for you to make your own Earth Day pet.