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Summer Reading Challenge

Read or listen to books for at least 20 minutes per day and win!

Summer Reading Challenge

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Draw Cool Stuff

With comic creator Paul Sizer!

July 7, 6:30 pm, Central (grades 1-5)

Family Concert

The ultimate family play performer!

July 9, 6:30 pm, Oshtemo (all ages)

First Saturday @ KPL

Take your family to the library!

July 11, 2 pm - 3:30 pm, Central (all ages)

Parenting Resources

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Lots To Do at the Library!

It's winter recess, holiday break, whatever you call it, and kids have some time away from school. Enjoy some of the great children's programs happening at Kalamazoo Public Library over the next few weeks! Cupstacking, Bubbleman, Yoga Storytime. LEGO at the Library, Stories and Dance, Yummy New Year's Hats, Family Game Day, Movie and Snacks, Flying Aces Frisbee Team... all the details are at Kalamazoo Public Library's online calendar. And, with the Michigan eLibrary, KPL provides access to fun online educational content as well. Take a look at the Michigan eLibrary datase Early World of Learning and the MeL Kids Gateway. There really is a lot to enjoy!...



Staff Picks: Books for Parents & Kids »

Of Whispers and Promises

A young boy loves to frequent the Bronx Zoo but feels very sad when he sees the plight of animals living in empty cages and barren rooms. These feelings are especially intense when he visits the jaguar exhibit. Seeing these big, majestic cats living in unnatural, desolate surroundings makes him want to change both his and their futures. And he sets out to do just that....


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