A special Board of Trustees meeting is being held on Monday, January 30th from 5-7 pm at Central/Van Deusen. Agenda and minutes can be found on our website

Central Library’s parking lot located on the corner of Lovell and Rose St. will be closed on Sunday, January 29 due to a construction project. The library will still be open. 

Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Oceans of Possibilities

2022 Summer Reading Challenge graphic, Oceans of Possibilities, with illustrated image of ocean, beach, palm trees, light house and related oceanic animals.

Beginning June 1st!

6,090 books

Did you know that reading for just 20 minutes a day can open up a world of adventure and earn you fabulous prizes? We invite youth from birth up to 12th grade, to record reading progress on the summer reading game board available on June 1st in the summer issue of PRISM located at all KPL locations or download and print here

For every 20 days of reading, participants can stop by the library to claim a free prize book. Keep reading for 60 days, and you will win the final grand prize!  

As a special bonus, this year you can get your first free book just for signing up, so what are you waiting for?  

Dive Deeper

Want to take your summer reading challenge to the next level? Earn special limitededition pins by completing the bonus challenges:

graphic featuring all three 2022 SRC pins with a cartoon otter reading a book, a crab with a rainbow shell and a diver

  • Read: How did you meet your personal reading goal?
  • Create: What did you create this summer?
  • Discover: What did you discover this summer?

Write your responses on your gameboard and show it to staff at any KPL location to claim your pins!

If you read for all 60 days, you will win the grand prize, the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge beach towel!*

image of a blue beach towel with the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge logo: Oceans of Possibilities
*Please note this is a mock-up and not a photo of the finished product.


Please report your progress to a KPL staff person at least 15 minutes before the library closes to claim your prize. Please make sure to claim your prizes by Saturday, September 3rd. 


Summer Reading Challenge is sponsored by Friends of Kalamazoo Public Library.

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