NOTICE: Beginning Sunday, May 26, Central Library will begin observing summer hours and will be CLOSED on Sundays until September 8. 

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Friends of KPL Bookstore Gift Book Sale!

Beginning November 26! Shop hundreds of gift-quality, like-new books at a fraction of retail cost. Doors open at 10 am. The Friends Bookstore is located in the Lower Level of…

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2, 2021) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts…

The Margin Project

The Margin Project is a special collection offered in the Teen section at the Oshtemo Branch and Central Library. It gives our readers an opportunity to express themselves by writing…

What Do You See in Room 21 C?

As part of their annual Rotary Is For Reading Campaign, Kalamazoo Rotary joins forces with Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo (CIS) to promote literacy and college awareness throughout all second-grade…

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been observed each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in…

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…

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