NOTE: The Friends Bookstore is closed January 18-21 for inventory management. Normal hours resume next week.

Create Young Readers and Learners

Create Young Readers and Learners

Enter school ready to learn with library materials, programs, and resources

Announcing the Special 15th Anniversary Selection

Announcing the Special 15th Anniversary Selection

“Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 

Connect to the Digital World

Connect to the Digital World

Access music, audiobooks, magazines, online learning, and more with your library card

Read, View, Listen, Create

Read, View, Listen, Create

The library is a place for everyone to explore, discover, and engage

Embrace Diversity

Embrace Diversity

Support literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.    #WeNeedDiverseBooks™

Social Justice

Social Justice

Open access to materials and media including those on racial equality and social justice can open minds and change the world  

Discover Local History and Culture

Discover Local History and Culture

Browse the library’s growing online collection of documents and images

Tax Information
Tax Information

Resources, forms and events

Free tax prep begins in January

Overdue Brew
Recovering Reading Together

Book Cover Art Contest

Submit your artwork by Friday, February 3

Staff Picks: Books
Snowman Goes From Being Lonely to Being Perfect With a Little Love and New FriendsGotta Read 'em AllFaithfulPaper Girls 2 For Me and You!Do you say soda or pop?Difficult WomenTen Prayers That Changed the WorldThe Last BattleThe Poet's DogI Am a Child of BooksThe Edge of the EmpireUtopia Is Creepy
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More Staff Picks: Movies | Music

Friends of KPL
Friends of KPL

Support your library. Join Friends!

Donations are appreciated and encouraged!

Local History & Genealogy
Local History & Genealogy

“The Brew from Kalamazoo”

Discover Kalamazoo’s rich brewing history