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New in 2018

2017 was an amazing year for KPL with the elimination of overdue fines on kid's books and magazines and the introduction of express checkout stations at the Northside and Southwest Neighborhood Libraries - 2018 has some big shoes to fill!

This year also saw the completion and launch of the KCLS Digital Archive which among many other resources houses digital archives of Kenosha area yearbooks some dating back to 1903! All free to you and viewable from the comfort of your own device. 

In the new year, we will welcome the Arrowhead Library System to SHARE - increasing the number of titles available to you by 1.6 million! 

Hoopla is even easier to watch with a newly announced Roku Channel. Just download it to your device and access your selected titles right on your tv! Starting in 2018, KPL users will be able to borrow 6 titles a month from Hoopla rather than 8. This allows more people access to this amazing service and aligns with our partners in the SHARE system. 

The Kenosha Public Library Board of Trustees has recently approved Sunday summer hours at the Southwest Library. This means that the Southwest Library will now be open year-round on Sundays (unless a holiday gets in the way) from 12pm-4pm. 

Thank you for making 2017 one of our most successful years yet. We can't wait to continue to serve you in 2018!


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Brandi Cummings
Communications Specialist