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celebrate libraries and literature

National Library Week is a week-long celebration of all the wonderful opportunities libraries create in communities around the world. Join us as we turn this week of observance into a full month celebration of libraries, literature, and life-long learning!


Tuesday, April 6th, is National Library Worker Day and Library Giving Day. Join in the fun by leaving a message to library staff on this digital KUDOBOARD! Help the Kenosha Public Library Foundation reach their goal of raising $2,000 to provide a full month of KPL-to-Go Boxes to kids throughout Kenosha. DONATE HERE.

Wednesday, April 7th, is National Outreach Day. Do you love the bookmobile? Has your life been enriched by the library operating outside of it's buildings? Share your story here and leave messages of thanks to our Outreach Team on the Kudoboard

Friday, April 9th is KPL IMLS Day. Did you know that your library is one of 15 finalists for the National Medal of Museum and Library Service? Help us show the Institute of Museum and Library Services why Kenosha Public Library is worthy of this award by sharing your library story on social media on Friday, April 9th using the hashtag #IMLSMedals and #mykpl. Follow along and share on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

national library week events

Starting Monday, April 5th
Call 262-564-6317 to hear Kenosha Public Library team members share poems curated by the Kenosha and Racine Poets Laureate program.
Poems change throughout the month!

Library Avengers!
Monday, April 5
6:00 - 7:30 PM

It's National Library Week! Join a panel of KPL Librarians as they discuss various library-related topics and answer your questions about their work and the library. Come with questions, topics, or even library trivia for us to answer or discuss in this laid-back event.

Register here.

Politics & History Book Club
Friday, April 9
6:00 - 7:30 PM

This book club is designed for those interested in politics, political leaders, and history. This month, we will focus on the history and politics of libraries.

Register here. 

Mystery Lovers' Book Club
Monday, April 12
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Do you love a good mystery? Join us to discuss what mysteries you’ve been reading, learn about new authors, or just come listen. No specific books are designated to read.

Register here.

Poet Laureates Poetry Reading
Wednesday, April 14
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Join us on Zoom for an evening of poetry with our local poet laureates Joseph Engel (Kenosha Poet Laureate) and Debra Hall (Racine Poet Laureate). Time for Q&A will follow. 

Register here. 

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