Steering Committee


Comstock Community Library 

  • Meg King-Sloan

Davenport University 

  • Judith Bosshart, Library Director

Kalamazoo College 

  • Stacy Nowicki, Library Director

Kalamazoo Public Library 

Kalamazoo Valley Community College 

  • Jim Ratliff

Portage District Library 

  • Marsha Meyer

Richland Community Library 

  • Sue Carter

Western Michigan University 

  • Scott Garrison

Community Groups

Family and Children’s Services 

  • Joyce Daily-Spence

First Baptist Church 

  • Mary Beth Sarhatt

Great Start Collaborative 

  • Jacque Eatmon

Kalamazoo Child Abuse and Neglect Council 

  • Mimi Otto

Kalamazoo Community Foundation 

  • Shannon Bronsink

South County Community Service Agency

  • Emily Greenman

Whole Art Theatre 

  • Tucker Rafferty

Community Members

  • Martha Aills


Barnes and Noble 

  • Michael Culp
  • Laurie Scott

Kazoo Books I and II 

  • John Wenger


Kalamazoo Gazette 

  • Kristine Pioch