From the Director

Library news and happenings.

It’s Summer at KPL!

Just sharing some miscellaneous info...

• Our summer hours are now in effect….we close at 6 pm on Thursdays and are closed Sundays. Winter hours will resume after Labor Day.

Summer reading games for all ages – youngest to oldest – begin on June 13, last day of school for Kalamazoo Public School students.

• Our popular First Saturday @ KPL program will continue through the summer along with many programs for school age children.

• We are beginning to consider suggestions for next year’s Reading Together title and would welcome your ideas for a title, author, or theme. Just add yours as a “comment” to this blog.

• And speaking of Reading Together, did you see the heartfelt letter this year’s author, Luis Urrea, sent us?

• You can now search the Kalamazoo Telegraph, a local newspaper from 1863 – 1913, through our website. It’s interesting reading even if you aren’t a local historian or genealogist.

• If you missed “Michigan at the Exposition: The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair,” it is on our website, along with many other programs.

• There are some online audio books, always available, you can download through our website. It makes exercising more enjoyable if you can listen to a good book at the same time.

KPL staff blog about books they have recently read and particularly enjoyed. Our reading tastes vary greatly; we invite your comments and welcome an online discussion.

• We’ve added ebooks for kids to our website. Some reluctant young readers who have access to an ereader, but be enticed to read more in this format.

Come visit soon…..Central Library, branches, or through our website.

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AnnR

Comments

Hi Ann, I would suggest Bonnie Jo Campbell's "American Salvage" for the 2013 Reading Together book... (Although I also would suggestion a book that could be used as a family read. I know no one likes that idea, but I still think it would be fun to do one that families could read together. If you are looking still for a living author maybe "Wednesday Wars" by Gary Schmidt or Jack Gantos' with "Joey Pigza" and his autobiography. How about a Louis Sachar book/s?)