Post Date: Fri, December 3, 2021
What fiction books were winners with Library staff in 2021? From pop culture potboilers to heavy-hitting history reads, check out the favorites that lined our staff's personal shelves this past year.
Post Date: Wed, December 14, 2022
What FICTION books were winners with Library staff in 2022? Check out the favorites that lined our staff's shelves this past year.
Post Date: Tue, December 15, 2020
What nonfiction books were winners with Library staff in 2020? From pop culture potboilers to heavy-hitting history reads, check out the favorites that lined staff members' personal shelves this past year.
Post Date: Wed, December 14, 2022
No lie, our staff enjoyed a ton of top NONFICTION titles in 2022. See the collection of true stories that took our bookshelves by storm.
Post Date: Tue, February 14, 2023
February is National Library Lovers' Month, and you can celebrate by making use of our fantastic resources, visiting your favorite Library location, attending a public event, or exploring our catalog for things to read, watch, or listen to. And if Valentine's Day isn't your bag, we offer some suggested reading with titles that show appreciation for valued friendships and relationships.
Post Date: Wed, May 29, 2019
The Library launches an out-of-this-world learning adventure for all ages in this year’s Summer Reading Program. As 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we invite readers to Dare to Discover a universe of books, events, and activities that celebrate science fact and fiction alike. Read five books between June 1-July 31, 2019 (our mad scientist librarians have cooked up some stellar Suggested Reading titles to get you started). Log your completed books, and earn a cosmically cool prize.
Post Date: Thu, July 21, 2022
If you hear the sound of something breaking, that would be our previous Summer Reading registration record shattering into tiny pieces. We’re not even through our second month of Art Starts at Your Library, and our book-loving patrons have already surpassed all our previous Summer Reading registration rankings. Check out the impressive numbers our readers are racking up!
Post Date: Tue, February 2, 2021
Are you ready for some book-themed Super Bowl fun? Or perhaps it is some Super Bowl-themed book fun. Either way, the Kansas City Public Library has you covered with pun-filled social media posts, Coach Read’s Shelf Help, and enormous, Chiefs-themed video screens visible from outside our Plaza location.
Post Date: Tue, February 28, 2023
If your to-read pile needs a refresh, check out collections of recent winners and nominees for book awards ranging from the Carnegie Medal for Excellence to picture books for children that received a Caldecott Award nod. We’ve packaged up these prize-winning reads in our catalog for you to enjoy!
Post Date: Mon, January 30, 2023
Using the Library’s SHELF HELP service, Coach Read’s roster of MVP librarians can give you a personalized reading playbook, building a winning team of book titles tailored to your tastes. Get your reading game on!
Post Date: Fri, January 5, 2018
On a recent segment for KCUR’s Central Standard, the Bibliofiles gathered to talk about romance novels and the fan outrage that started with a piece in The New York Times' Book Review section. Listen to audio from the chat about why readers like romance (not just for the steamy parts), and get some heart-racin' reading recommendations.
Post Date: Wed, November 25, 2020
Wondering what to give the picky reader on your gift list? You need Holiday Gift Shelf Help. The reading experts at the Kansas City Public Library have suggestions for book lovers of all ages in all genres.
Post Date: Tue, January 17, 2023
If you love talking about books but aren’t quite ready to commit to joining a traditional book group, or if your schedule makes it hard to attend a regular gathering, our Whenever Book Club offers a convenient way for you to connect with other like-minded bibliophiles – no video needed, no set meeting times, no in-person obligations!
Post Date: Fri, May 15, 2020
Through Shelf Help, our librarians can guide you through these socially distanced times.