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In Honor of Former KPL Director Saul Amdursky

Kalamazoo Public Library and our community recently lost an instrumental figure in the history of KPL.  Longtime, former director Saul Amdursky passed away July 30, 2021, after a battle with…

Library of Things is Open!

The Library of Things is a collection of items beyond books, music, and movies. Have you ever just needed a specific tool for a home improvement project? Ever wanted to…

The KPL Mobile Library is Rolling Out in July!

Between 1956–2009, a friendly bookmobile staff visited both the rural and urban areas of Kalamazoo providing materials and services to patrons. During the summer of 2020, KPL’s new Mobile Library…

Coming to KPL: Library of Things

Have you ever needed a tool for one project, or wanted to try a cooking appliance before investing in it and thought, “Gee, I wish I could just borrow one!”…

Take a Walk Kalamazoo!

Physical activity is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and this challenge was born to promote that in the Kalamazoo area! In Southwest Michigan, we are blessed with lots…

Heavy Road Construction by Washington Square Branch

Please note there is heavy street construction around the Washington Square Branch. Portage Street is highly affected. Please allow additional travel time and check the city’s street maintenance map online to…

Curbside KPL Service Continues Through May

Kalamazoo Public Library continues to monitor the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Kalamazoo and surrounding communities. While we are encouraged by the decreasing rate of positive cases, Kalamazoo…

Be Part of Our History

Kalamazoo Public Library will celebrate its 150th Anniversary in the fall of 2022. We are asking our community to join us in the celebration by sharing your KPL memories with…

Beverly Cleary: April 12, 1916–March 25, 2021

Few characters in youth literature are as universally recognized as Ramona Quimby. Few authors are as prolific and impactful as Ramona’s creator, the incomparable Beverly Cleary. The world lost a…

2022 Reading Together

KPL has successfully completed another Reading Together, and we are already planning for our next one! 2022 Reading Together will be a special event, as it will be our 20th…

2021 Reading Together Survey

Did you attend any of this year’s Reading Together events? Please take a moment to provide us feedback on your experience by taking our brief survey. Thank you!

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