Summer is Here! Central Library will close at 6 pm on Thursdays and will be closed Sundays until September. Enjoy!

Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff


Sign Up for Summer Reading!

The fun all begins on Friday evening with an expanded Art Hop. Then on Saturday, hop on over to Central Library for an afternoon of family-friendly fun and games after the Do-Dah Parade! And while you’re there, register for the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge! It's easy, just sign up, read, and win terrific prizes!

Friday, June 5, 5 pm - 8 pm, Central Library

Art Hop: Tintype Photography by Eric Hennig

Self-taught photographer Eric Hennig (a.k.a. Victor Vague) creates gorgeous wet-plate collodion photographs using 19th century techniques and equipment.
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Saturday, June 6, 9 am - 3:30 pm, Central Library, Front Portico

Friends Summer Bag-of-Books Sale 

Don’t miss the Friends annual June Jubilee Sidewalk Sale on the sidewalk outside Central Library. Choose from more than 10,000 books at 10¢ each or $2 for a bag full! Learn more...  


Saturday, June 6, after the parade – 11 am, Central Library (parking lot)

First Saturday @ KPL: Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff

Kick off summer with a party in the Central Library parking lot (corner of Rose and Lovell). Enjoy inflatables, games, special guests, and sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge! Learn more...


June Jubilee, June 5-8, Downtown Kalamazoo

Don't miss the other great events going on all weekend!

Dionysos Greek Festival (Thursday through Saturday), Art on the Mall (Friday and Saturday), Jump into Summer (Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Friday and Saturday), Arts Fair (Friday and Saturday), Do-Dah Parade (Saturday), Concerts in the Park (Sunday). Learn more...



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