KPL in the News 2019

Local media items about Kalamazoo Public Library, library related events and services.

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March 8, 2019

The Morning Show with Ken Lanphear: Reading Together 2019

Ken talks with Karen Trout, Reading Together Coordinator. More...


January 29, 2019

Historic Kalamazoo church to be demolished for urban nature playground

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Community partners believe an urban playground with natural features is the best use for a former Kalamazoo church that has sat vacant, though historic preservationists may mourn the loss of a prominent downtown fixture... First Reformed Church of Kalamazoo was organized in 1850 as the first Dutch church in the city. According to the Kalamazoo Public Library, the present structure at the corner of Academy and Church streets was dedicated in 1871, with additional renovations occurring in 1910, 1948, and 1976. More...


January 29, 2019

Southwest Michigan governments, schools closed Jan. 30

KALAMAZOO, MI — Schools, governments and businesses in Southwest Michigan have announced closures during inclement winter weather this week. Here’s a list of closures planned for Wednesday, Jan. 30: All Kalamazoo Public Library locations... More...


January 28, 2019

Snowstorm closes government offices in Southwest Michigan

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN -- County and municipal governments across Southwest Michigan are closing their offices Monday during a heavy snowstorm expected to continue overnight. Allegan, Cass, Berrien, Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties are under a winter storm warning, according to the National Weather Service. Severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible, and NWS is advising people to keep an extra flashlight, food and water in their vehicle if they go out on the roads. More...


January 22, 2019

Winter weather causes cancellations in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI — Winter weather has caused the cancellation of several nighttime events in the Kalamazoo area on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The weather also caused early closures at Kalamazoo Public Libraries. Alma Powell Branch Library closed at 5 p.m. and all other Kalamazoo Public Library locations will close at 6 p.m., Kalamazoo Public Libraries said in a Facebook post. More...