First Saturday @ KPL

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Date, Location

Take your family to the library!

Take your family to the library the first Saturday of each month! Get your library card or pick out some books to check out! Enjoy stories, activities, special guests, and door prizes. Something different each month!

First Saturday in September!

In September, we’ll get ready for school by getting your library card and posing for a photo in our library card photobooth! Get one if you don’t have one yet! Bring yours if you do! Door prizes, stories, and activities to celebrate our return to school! We'll be joined by the WMU McGinnis Reading Clinic in October, and KRESA Head Start in November.

First Saturday is a partnership program for KPL and Kalamazoo Public Schools. Each monthly event is co-hosted with an organization serving children and families in Kalamazoo.

First Saturday Partner Organizations

A number of other organizations are partnering with KPL and KPS in the First Saturday initiative. Each month, one or more of the partners will cosponsor the First Saturday event. Please join us!

Partner organizations currently include Boys and Girls Club of Kalamazoo, Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo, Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan, Great Start Collaborative, Great Start Collaborative Parent Coalition, Hispanic American Council, Kalamazoo in Bloom, Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Kalamazoo County Ready 4s, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo Literacy Council, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, KalamazooRESA, NAACP, Northside Ministerial Alliance, Parents for Public Schools of Greater Kalamazoo, SW Michigan Association for Education of Young Children, and the Western Michigan University McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic. Any organization that serves families and children will be welcome in the initiative.

Want to help?

Organizations interested in helping with First Saturday should contact Sue Warner, or call 553-7876.

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