NOTICE: The Children’s Room at Central Library is currently closed due to a water leakage. Children’s programming at Central Library has been canceled until further notice. 

NOTICE: The Eastwood Branch will be closed on April 29th & 30th for maintenance needs. 

See the latest updates about Alma Powell Branch.

Joint Statement from KPL and Douglass Community Association

Temporary Suspension of Services at the Alma Powell Branch

To the patrons of the Douglass Community Association and the Alma Powell Branch of KPL:

Kalamazoo Public Library Board of Trustees (KPL) made the decision to temporarily suspend services at the Alma Powell branch located within the Douglass Community Association (DCA). KPL held two public forums to answer questions regarding this decision and to hear from those who are impacted by this decision.

Both DCA and KPL listened to all comments and input from the community and are working together to see how both entities can safely meet their constituents’ needs.

In the interim, the DCA will continue to provide youth and community services through its other tenants (Boys & Girls Club, the NAACP, The Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research, Helen Fox Music Academy and Loaves & Fishes).

KPL will provide, in the interim, supplemental services through additional Mobile Library stops, programming in partnership with DCA, the Boys and Girls Club and other library partners, temporary materials collections at partner locations and pop-up computer labs until a plan is finalized.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to DCA by calling 269-385-6185 or KPL at 269-553-7931

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