Library

FAQ

Who do I contact at the middle school libraries for help?

Cindy Dobrez
Librarian
Harbor Lights: M, W, F – (616) 786-1000, ext. 4473
Macatawa Bay: T, Th – (616) 786-2000, ext. 4473

Michele Richardson – (616) 786-1000, ext. 4000
Harbor Lights Library Assistant

Val Bares – (616) 786-2000, ext. 4474
Macatawa Bay Library Assistant

Where can I find additional resources from the library?

You can view our external website for additional resources available to students.

What external resources do you recommend for researching?

  • Michigan e-Library (MeL) – 24/7 online library for Michigan residents. Instant access to full-text articles from tens of thousands of magazines and newspapers. Order materials from other MI libraries through interlibrary loans. Featured pages for TeensCollege PrepDatabasesMichigana and more!
  • Herrick District Library – Local public library. Access to books, technology, e-books, and more. Be sure to check out their Teen page featuring new YA books and upcoming teen events!
  • Van Wylen Library – Library at Hope College in Holland, MI. Access permitted for guests for borrowing privileges (fee required) and more scholarly research.
  • KDL “What’s Next” Database – Search for the next book in a series!
  • EasyBib – Generate free MLA citations. Create APA and Chicago citations with a subscription.
  • KnightCite – Generate free MLA, APA, and Chicago citations.

What current events are happening at the library?

You can catch up on all of the current events by following us Twitter or reading our Blog.

What is Mrs. Dobrez's expertise in?

Mrs. Dobrez is an expert in middle school reading and current youth literature and is eager to help students find just the right book, and she runs an after school BBYA Book Club for students, featuring access to recent and not-yet-published middle school books.