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Read and discuss Christina Baker Kline's Orphan Train with people from all walks of life.

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Friends of Kalamazoo Public Library
Open Hours, Friends Bookstore, Central Library (lower level)

Foster a Love of Reading

In Orphan Train, Molly's desire to own a book is at the heart of how she and Vivian meet. To tie in with the significance of owning a book, Friends of Kalamazoo Public Library has partnered with Family and Children's Services to provide free books for foster children in Kalamazoo County.

You can help! Visit the Friend's Bookstore at Central Library, buy a book for a child up to age 18 (most books are 50¢ to $1), and leave it in the donation bin at check-out. Books will be distributed to children in need by Family and Children's Services. Thank you for your support!


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A message from Christina Baker Kline

To the people of Kalamazoo — 

It was an honor to come to your lovely city to talk about my novel Orphan Train at the Kalamazoo Public Library “Reading Together” program this year. What a dynamic community of readers and writers! I so enjoyed talking with a wide range of people, from librarians and library patrons to teachers and students, from young parents to retirees. I found Kalamazoo such a vibrant, enthusiastic, engaged place, and I truly look forward to visiting again.

With very best wishes,

Christina Baker Kline


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