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Free COVID-19 Vaccine
As the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to spread throughout the area, the Library is partnering with KC CARE Health Center to offer FREE COVID-19 vaccine sessions at select Library locations on scheduled days and times - no appointment necessary. Get details on how to get vaccinated.
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The Kansas City Design Center wants to redevelop the old reservoir in Kessler Park into a new community space, but why was the reservoir forgotten in the first place?

The December 2021 Central Youth Services kids zine has gone to the birds with crazy bird counts, silly bird jokes, egg-cellent bird facts, and a big bird puzzle! (Not that Big Bird!)

It’s been almost two years since “What’s Your KCQ?” whiffed on a question that sounded simple. Lewis Jones asked us, “What happened to the giant chandelier at the old Glenwood Theatre?” Turns out that tracking it down wasn’t simple at all.

Digital Services Updates
As of November 30, 2021, the Library will no longer offer the eBook and digital audiobook resource Axis360. If you currently use the service, here’s what you can expect; we also offer some alternative ways to get the new and notable titles you want to check out. 
Right to Read
In recent weeks, groups in Texas, Virginia, South Carolina, and right here at home in Cass County, Kansas City’s Northland, and Wichita have worked to remove dozens of books from shelves, keeping them out of reach of the nation’s youngest readers. The Library condemns any proposed censorship of reading materials and insists that reading for information, enlightenment, and interest is a fundamental right of all Americans. We encourage all libraries to remain committed to a diverse collection that serves the needs of all readers.