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First Saturday @ KPL

Date, Location

Take your family to the library!

Take your family to the library the first Saturday of each month! Get your library card or pick out some books to check out! Enjoy stories, activities, special guests, and door prizes. In April, Great Start Parent Coalition will host. In May, Kalamazoo Literacy Council will host.


April: Great Start Parent Coalition

First Saturday is a partnership program for KPL and Kalamazoo Public Schools. Each monthly event is co-hosted with an organization serving children and families in Kalamazoo.

First Saturday Partner Organizations

A number of other organizations are partnering with KPL and KPS in the First Saturday initiative. Each month, one or more of the partners will cosponsor the First Saturday event. Please join us!

Partner organizations currently include Boys and Girls Club of Kalamazoo, Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo, Despierta KalamazooGirl Scouts Heart of Michigan, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan, Great Start Collaborative, Great Start Collaborative Parent Coalition, Healthy Babies Healthy Start KalamazooHispanic American Council, Kalamazoo in Bloom, Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Kalamazoo County Ready 4s, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo Literacy Council, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, KalamazooRESA, Learning Network of Greater KalamazooNAACP, Northside Ministerial Alliance, Parents for Public Schools of Greater Kalamazoo, SW Michigan Association for Education of Young Children, Western Michigan University Haenicke Institute for Global Education, and the Western Michigan University McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic. Any organization that serves families and children will be welcome in the initiative.

Want to help?

Organizations interested in helping with First Saturday should contact Sue Warner, or call 553-7876.