KPL in the News 2018

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

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March 9, 2018

WSW: Why Many American Families Face Eviction

Every year, millions of Americans are forced to leave their rental homes. They lose the roof over their head, possibly their belongings, and their sense of stability. Sociologist Matthew Desmond says evictions have reached crisis levels in the United States - a problem he says the country could address with a few major changes to its housing programs. Desmond is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, which is the Kalamazoo Public Library's Reading Together book for 2018. He’ll give a presentation at Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo, Friday March 16 at 7pm. More...


March 7, 2018

Reading Together 2018

The WKZO Morning Show with Ken Lanphear. Ken is joined by Karen Trout, Reading Together Coordinator, Kalamazoo Public Library. More...


February 7, 2018

Homelessness count offers snapshot of problem in Kalamazoo County

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Organizations took a snapshot of people experiencing homelessness in Kalamazoo County. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires local Continuum of Care networks to conduct an annual count of people in emergency shelters, transitional housing, and safe havens -- as well as places not meant for human habitation -- on a single night. The "point-in-time" count is a glance at homeless populations across the country; in Kalamazoo it occurred on Jan. 31 and the morning of Feb. 1. More...


February 6, 2018

Kalamazoo partnership pledges $43M for housing and economic programs

KALAMAZOO, MI -- A partnership in the city of Kalamazoo is putting aggressive resources into building more economic opportunity and affordable housing. Monday, the City Commission unanimously approved two memorandums of understanding with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, which outlines an agreement for both entities to provide $43.5 million toward programs by 2022. Kalamazoo is one of a handful of cities nation-wide to be selected by LISC for a 2:1 funding match pilot. More...