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Thomas Pagel

  • Friends Board Member
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Thomas  Pagel

I've always been an enthusiastic supporter of public libraries and a loyal Kalamazoo Public Library patron for the past 35yrs. Public libraries truly enrich and expand our cultural lives both as citizens and as human beings. By working the past four years in the Friends bookstore and the past two years on the FKPL Board, I've seen how we make a difference. An added bonus has been in getting to know a wonderful group of volunteers, staff, and customers who love books, the library, and want to promote the joys of reading. In the current Michigan economy public libraries need their Friends more than ever. 

I am a retired WMU Professor Emeritus of Communication.

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