Kalamazoo Public Library

6:52 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Open-Carry Laws Debated After Man Brings Gun to Kalamazoo Library Event

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Library Director says they've been instructed to call police when anyone is spotted with a gun in the library
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- An incident involving a man carrying a gun at the Kalamazoo Public Library's Summer Reading Party shows the need to add libraries to the list of gun-free zones in Michigan, said Ann Rohrbaugh, Kalamazoo Public Library director. But a spokesman for Michigan Open Carry Inc.
Education and Art
4:58 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program Encourages Reading to Your Kids

Credit Kalamazoo Public Library

Hear the full interview with Andrea Vernola of Kalamazoo Public Library

In January, Kalamazoo Public Library started a program that challenges kids, and their parents or mentors, to read 1,000 books together before they start kindergarten.

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6:04 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Library MIllage Renewed by Wide Margin

Lead in text: 
Tax is renewed for another 20 years
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- By a 3-1margin, voters Tuesday approved renewing a 1.18-mill levy for the Kalamazoo Public Library for the next 20 years. With all 40 precincts reporting, the unofficial vote count was 6,317 to 2,055. "We are grateful for the strong confirmation of the services we offer and the direction and priorities of the library," said Ann Rohrbaugh, the library's executive director.
Poetry
5:25 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

1st Poetry Festival is Large, Local, and Unique to the U.S.

Kalamazoo writer and poet Bonnie Jo Campbell
Credit Kalamazoo Poetry Festival

There must be something in the water that attracts so many writers and poets to Kalamazoo.

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Arts & More
4:42 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Reverend Robert Jones Brings Storytelling and Soul as a 'Holy Blues' Performer

Credit Peggy Brisbane

When an employee finds themselves with idle hands and time to fill while at work, they might read a book, break out a crossword puzzle, or fall prey to Facebook scrolling. But Reverend Robert Jones found a different way to kill time.

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