Summer Reading

Read or listen to books for at least 20 minutes a day.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading to your children is the best way to prepare them for Kindergarten.

Discover and Celebrate Local

Explore family histories and the culture unique to Kalamazoo.

Connect to the Digital World

Delve into do-it-yourself digital projects with the library’s state of the art resources.


Bats in the Library

July 31, 11 am & 12 pm, Washington Square


LEGO Building Contest

Entry Deadline: August 8-9!


Staff Picks: Books | Movies | Music | more...

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Events »

Jul 31, 9:30 am - 10:15 am, Central

Theater Thursdays: Preschoolers

Jul 31, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Central

Theater Thursdays for Grades 1-5

Jul 31, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Eastwood

Family Storytime


From the Director

Proposition 1 - Personal Property Tax

Local History & Genealogy

All About Kalamazoo History

Biographies, Entertainment, and more.

ONEplace @ kpl

Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence

Resources for nonprofit organizations.

Summer Reading Games

Ignite Your Imagination

Games for kids, tweens, teens & adults.

Friends Bookstore

Used Books, Very Gently Priced

Children's books, hardbacks, & more.