Notice of Public Meeting: Kalamazoo Public Library Board of Trustees | February 26th| 5 pm | Central Library/Board Room. The packet of information for the meeting can be found on the library’s website

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KPL Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and KPL is honoring some of the formative Black men and women who have impacted the founding and growth of Kalamazoo. Read, watch and listen to their stories, browse our special collections and participate in our dedicated Black History Month programming.

Amanda Green Scholarship Fund-Applications Now Open!

Online applications for the Amanda Green Scholarship Fund is now open! The deadline to apply is Monday, April 1, 2024. The scholarship will be awarded to a student expected to attend a graduate-level library science program in fall 2024.

2024 Reading Together

Have you read the 2024 Reading Together book Yellowface by R.F. Kuang yet? Copies are available at all KPL locations!


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Colored School

Bird’s-eye-view lithograph, 1867-1868. Kalamazoo Valley Museum One of the more puzzling events in the history of Kalamazoo’s public school district…

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Garden Clubs

Gwen Frostic-designed catalog for Kalamazoo Garden Club, 1981 Whether the focus was playing a vital role in beautifying parts of…



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