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.

News

Michigan Library Awards

Join the Michigan library community for the Michigan Library Awards! Follow us on Facebook, and tune in to KPL’s Facebook Live on October 29 at 6:30 pm for the can’t-miss virtual event celebrating excellence…

Meet the KPL Board of Trustees Candidates

The following candidates are running for Kalamazoo Public Library’s Board of Trustees in the 2020 Election. We have asked the candidates to introduce themselves by answering the following questions: Please…

2020 Youth Literature Seminar

The 2020 Youth Literature Seminar is online and FREE to attend. The Time is Now The traumatic events that have occurred during most of 2020 have drawn many comparisons to similar…

But, I Returned That!

Have you recently received an overdue notification from KPL about a book or a movie you know you returned? Not to worry, our quarantine process is likely the reason. As…

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (September 27–October 3, 2020) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts…

Geek Fest 2020: October 5–31

Geekfest 2020 has gone online and is taking over the month of October! Enjoy swag bags, gaming, cosplay, video panels, and more! Some events are live and others are recorded.…

Discord Server for Teens

KPL has created its very own Discord server for teens! Discord is a free, online “invite-only” place with plenty of room to talk. Discord servers are organized into topic-based channels…

KPL eLearning

KPL offers eLearning opportunities for all ages and all levels of computer users. Are you brand new to using a computer and need help getting started? KPL Digital Learn is for you.…

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…

Back to School Resources

This fall, many students will be attending virtual classes instead of in-person classes. KPL offers many educational resources that can be accessed from home by teachers, students of all ages,…

Ready to Read Received a $1,681 Donation

KPL was selected to be PFC’s (People’s Food Co-op) March “Change for Change” program where shoppers are asked to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar and the “change”…

More Than 1,500 Books Donated to Children

From Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes: Everywhere they turn during these uncertain times, parents served by Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes are confronted with reasons to stay up at night worrying –…

Welcome Back

    Hello Kalamazoo! We have missed you and are excited to welcome you back to your library. Beginning June 15 we welcome you to visit your preferred KPL Location…

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