A History of the Oshtemo Branch Library Presented by Keith Howard
KPL’s Keith Howard takes a close look at the origins of the Oshtemo Branch Library and its near 60-year history. The Oshtemo Branch Library began in 1964 as an experimental cooperative effort between Oshtemo Township and the Kalamazoo Public Library system. Unlike a full branch library, the Oshtemo library functioned as a “book station,” staffed by volunteers who were trained by Kalamazoo Public Library staff. Two years later the station began service with a volunteer staff and fewer than 1000 books. Today, it’s an integral and unique part of the Kalamazoo Public Library system.
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