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Good News You Need for June 9

Posted at 10:11 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 10:11:55-04

Bargain shoppers rejoice! Habitat For Humanity in Kent County has reopened its south restore location.

The building off Division Avenue in Wyoming began welcoming customers on Monday.

The Restore requires all shoppers to wear a face mask. They're also limiting the number of people allowed inside at one time, and enhancing their cleaning procedures, among other things.

The Restore is not accepting donations just yet, Habitat Kent is back to building homes though.

The nonprofit expects volunteers to return to construction sites later this summer.

Windmill Island Gardens is opening next Monday, June 15, but there will be some changes.

Instead of a tour of the windmill's interior, visitors will experience a filmed virtual tour.

The antique children's carousel will also be off-limits for the time being. With the limitations, admission is being temporarily reduced to $5, with visitors 8 and under admitted for free.

Also the park is instituting a thorough cleaning regimen and masks will be required to enter buildings, so visitors are asked to come prepared.

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Say goodbye to late book fees at the Grand Rapids Public Library, the director says fines disproportionately affect those that could use the library the most.

Also, almost 12,000 people are locked out of their accounts because they owe at least $10 in fines.

The library doesn't need those fines in order to make ends meet, they make up less than 1 percent of the library's budget.

Returns are being accepted now, and the curbside pickup program begins June 29.

A little boy is spreading smiles to thousands on social media.

Aaron Green recorded his son, AJ, wiping his mirror and transforming into superman. It's part of the "Wipe It Down Challenge", which begins with a person wearing one look, then wiping down a mirror and their outfit suddenly changes.

Over 5,000 people have viewed the video of AJ on Green's Instagram and man accounts shared it as well.

A young Minneapolis girl is running circles around adults by making love rings for those affected by George Floyd's death.

9-year-old Kamryn Johnson is helping others caught in the aftermath of rioting in Minneapolis and elsewhere. She made bracelets, right t
in her driveway as a symbol of solidarity and hope to those hurt by the violence.

Kamryn is the daughter of former Minnesota Gophers football star Ron Johnson.

Her simple idea has already raised $20,000 for Minneapolis communities.