Library News

Post Date: Thu, February 24, 2022

It’s great to have you here with us …  We’ve waited two years to deliver those words of welcome, to reopen our auditorium doors and gather again – in person – for the Library’s award-winning signature programming.  

Post Date: Wed, January 24, 2018

Too many people, it seems, aren't quite sure what life at a 21st-century library is all about. The Missouri Library Association has come up with a fun way for us to share what we do: Library Snapshot Day, celebrated this year on Wednesday, January 24. Follow along on social media by searching for the hashtag #LibrarySnapshotDay.

Post Date: Fri, December 17, 2021

The Kansas City Public Library has a long history – nearly 150 years – of showing up for our patrons through good times and difficult ones.  We are more than just books. We are a lifeline for so many who are finding their way through the uncertainty of the pandemic, unreliable access to resources, and the myriad stressors of everyday life.  Please consider making a gift today to support Library services that are essential to the lives of so many Kansas Citians.  

Post Date: Tue, June 1, 2021

Welcome back inside your Library!  With our physical doors once again open to the community, our main priority continues to be the safety of everyone who enters our buildings to make use of our resources and services. Read more about what to expect during your visit.

Post Date: Thu, January 13, 2022

For nearly 30 years, the Library of Congress used the search term “illegal aliens” to describe undocumented noncitizens. Last year, the Kansas City Public Library decided the term was dehumanizing and eliminated it – well ahead of thousands of other libraries.

Post Date: Tue, May 19, 2020

The Library’s Pop In / Pick Up holds service began Tuesday. May 19, 2020. Patrons were able to begin retrieving holds that were placed prior to March 15, when the Library’s physical locations closed. See how things went and learn what’s next.