A Public Meeting of the KPL Board of Trustees will be held at 5 pm Monday, December 11, 2023 at Central Library/Van Deusen. Information can be found on the library’s website. 

Banned Books Week: October 1–7

Posted September 30, 2023

Speak Out About Banned Books

Kalamazoo Public Library supports your right to read what you want when you want. This library supports Banned Books Week!

Did you know that Michigan is ranked #2 for attempts to restrict access to books in 2022? From librarians and teachers to readers and writers, Banned Books Week celebrates our freedom to read. For over 40 years during the last week of September or the first week of October, Banned Books Week promotes the notion that we should be free to explore different thoughts and ideas, even those some consider unconventional or unpopular.

Join the discussion and stand up for your Freedom to Read by attending our upcoming Banned Books Week events, reading books from our Banned Books collection, and contacting your local representatives to let them know that you have the right to read what you want when you want! 

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