Central Library has free rapid COVID-19 test kits available on the first floor.
1 box (each box has two rapid tests) per individual or 5 per household. First come first served — no reserving or picking up for others.

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Plant a Tree with KPL!

Kalamazoo Public Library is celebrating Earth Day this Spring by participating in the 12th annual Neighborhood Forest free tree program for kids. Parents and caregivers can register for a free tree online by March 21.

Lynda.com Is Becoming LinkedIn Learning

Lynda.com is upgrading! As of March 2nd, this robust resource will be known as LinkedIn Learning. During a brief transition period, access may be limited. Once complete however, LinkedIn Learning…

WMUK Interview with Sonya Bernard-Hollins

Youth advocate and author Sonya Bernard-Hollins is the owner of a book publishing company and online magazine. She incorporates young people in all that she does.CREDIT COURTESY OF SONYA BERNARD-HOLLINS…

KPL Reopens March 8

Kalamazoo Public Library is pleased to announce that all library locations will reopen to the public with limited access to services on Monday, March 8. Curbside service will continue to…

Fleece, Love and Kindness

This spring we would like to focus on kindness, and giving back to the community. Open to craft lovers of all ages, we are giving out craft kits for two different charities. You can make a blanket for a child in need with Project Linus, or make dog a

OverDrive (Libby) Has Purchased RBdigital

Important Library Service Update! OverDrive (Libby) purchased RBdigital which supplies KPL with our digital magazine collection. Our collection has now been transferred to OverDrive and patrons can now access it…

National Day of Racial Healing

The National Day of Racial Healing is a time for contemplation and collective action on #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched on Jan. 17, 2017, it is an opportunity…

Inauguration Day, 2021

Inauguration Day is on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take the oath of office in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. KPL has put together a…

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

While Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15th, a national day honoring his legacy is held on the third Monday of every January annually. King was the…

2021 Michigan Notable Books

Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. The selected…

RIP Author Eric Jerome Dickey

We were saddened to hear of the January 3 passing of New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey. Eric Jerome Dickey, source: Essence Magazine A native of Memphis, Tennessee,…

KPL Staff Picks: Best of 2020

Each year, KPL’s staff read, watch and listen to hundreds of the titles found in our collections. Find inspiration from the lists of the best things KPL staff checked out…

Shop the Friends Bookstore Online!

Pick up your purchases at Kalamazoo Public Library Parking Lot, or in the bookstore during Friends Bookstore open hours: Wednesday 12–6 pm, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 10 am–4 pm. Click…

Check Out a Chromebook

KPL now has Chromebooks available for check out. Simply visit our catalog, place a Chromebook on hold, and indicate your Curbside KPL location for pick up. Please note the Chromebooks…

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