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Kentwood Library on Breton Ave. opens Tuesday

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM)- The new location of the Kentwood Library opens to the public Tuesday. 

Residents got an early look at the new 40,000 square foot facility during an open house Monday afternoon.  The $8-million facility, located on Breton Avenue, is three time larger than its original building on Kalamazoo Avenue.  The new library features wireless internet and a special space for teenagers. 

The library opens Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

Free shoes to be distributed to thousands of students

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- Thousands of West Michigan students will be starting off their school year on the right foot thanks to the kindess of strangers.

The non-profit organization "In the Image" is hosting it's annual "S.H.O.E.S." program. S.H.O.E.S. is an acronym for "Shoes Help Our Elementary Students."

This year a record number of shoes will be handed out.

It's been almost a year since Jay Starkey took on the role as Executive Director at In the Image. He says he knows firsthand about the need for the S.H.O.E.S. program and he's worked to expand it.