Michigan: Listen Online: “Kalamazoo’s First Public Library was Built for Women, by Women”
Here’s a bit of info and link to listen to a 6.5 minute segment that aired on “Stateside” from Michigan Public Radio.
From the MPR Website:
The nation’s oldest documented structure built for women, by women, was a lending library right here in Michigan.
The Kalamazoo Ladies Library Association (LLA), loosely formed in 1852, has been holding meetings in its historic red brick Venetian Gothic style building since 1879.
Marge Kars, a former president of the organization, joined Stateside to talk about its history as the city’s first lending library.
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