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.


Read, Play, Create, and Make Friends

Kalamazoo Public Library creates special places at each of our five locations especially for young learners and families. Join us for storytime, explore the collection, or simply spend some time together.

Story Place

Story Place at Central Library is a community play space for children age birth through 12. Come in to play with the toys and make new friends.

Children’s Room Artwork

Early in 1990, KPL received a grant from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation to transform the Central Library’s Children’s Room. With that gift, the library commissioned several artists to spark our imaginations with original artwork.

History of the Children’s Room

In 1896 KPL became one of the first 10 libraries in the nation to establish a children’s room.

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