Use the Local Organization Directory to find not-for-profit organizations whose focus meets your needs or interests. The directory is free for all to use and to list. Use the map feature to find your way to the selected organization and also find groups who are seeking volunteers!
Types of organizations include:
Gain visibility through the Local Organization Directory! The KPL website is viewed almost 800,000 times a year. Connect with individuals and other local organizations whose focus intersects with yours. List your organization for no charge.
You may list your organization if your group:
If you meet all the above criteria and are ready to list your organization:
We do not list a group, or we will remove a listing, if an organization:
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In 1973, the Kalamazoo Public Library published its first Directory of Community Resources. Lorna Chapman, East Branch Librarian and first editor of this directory, compiled information from about 300 local agencies, offering a wide variety of services. Grant funding from the Kalamazoo Foundation and the Civic Fund enabled KPL to publish and distribute 5,000 free copies of the book. Up to that point, other agencies in Kalamazoo had created similar directories. This was the first of its kind, however, published by a United States public library, according to then-director of the library, Dr. Mark Crum, who confirmed its uniqueness with the American Library Association.
In over four decades, the directory has had a few different names and variations. KPL created its first electronic online version using an Access database in 2002, and the library published its last print version in 2007. The Local Organization Directory has continued to provide information about community organizations online since that time. Through all its various iterations, the initial goal remains the same: Connect the Kalamazoo area community to free information about Kalamazoo area local organizations.
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