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. 

Congratulations to the 2023 Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee Winners!

Letter tiles with rainbow gradient background with text that reads The Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee!

Winners from last night included:


  • Grand Champion Spellers – Friends of KPL
  • Runner-up:  WMUK

Cheer Team Awards

  • Most Spirited Cheer – Portage Public Library
  • Best Cheer – Kalamazoo Public Library:  Milan Orozco, Amanda Stover, Brianna Jackson, Theo Gill, Asia Haywood, Joe Brucato, and Sara Clark with vocal support from Jon Jerow–Check out the KPL Facebook page for a preview of the preparation!
  • People’s Choice Ladies Library Association

View the photo album on KPL’s Flickr page!
View the 2023 Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee program.

There is still time to support Ready to Read in this fundraising campaign, please visit kpl.gov/bee and sponsor the bee today!

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