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Catalyst Radio: KDL establishes new Local Indie collection, supporting West Michigan talent

Nearly 200 items already populate Kent District Library’s Local Indie collection at two branch locations, but KDL hopes to grow the new special sections and is seeking more donations of locally self-published or independently published books and music.
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Both Kentwood and Cascade Township branches house the Local Indie collection.

Both Kentwood and Cascade Township branches house the Local Indie collection. /KDL

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Kent District Library is gathering materials created by Michigan writers and musicians, and is dedicating space in two library branches for the new Local Indie collection. In studio to explain how the program is designed to support, encourage and foster access to West Michigan talent is Heidi Nagel, communications manager for the library system. We hear about some of the nearly 200 items in the collection already, and how KDL is still seeking donations featuring more local talent.



Music featured in this edition of Catalyst Radio is from the band Big Dudee Roo, whose music is found in the new Kent District Library Local Indie collection.

The song is called “Michigan,” from the 2010 release Germination.

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