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: Mon, June 15, 2020
LGBT Pride Month in June commemorates the Stonewall riots in New York's Greenwich Village, which ignited the gay rights movement in the United States in 1969. The Library celebrates Pride Month with LGBTQIA+ book recommendations, film offerings, and other resources.
Post Date: Tue, May 31, 2022
Pride Month in June commemorates the Stonewall riots in New York's Greenwich Village, which ignited the gay rights movement in the United States in 1969. The Library offers a collection of book recommendations, events, films, and other resources that celebrate LGBTQIA+ voices and experiences.
Post Date: Mon, June 7, 2021
Pride Month in June commemorates the Stonewall riots in New York's Greenwich Village, which ignited the gay rights movement in the United States in 1969. The Library celebrates with LGBTQIA+ book recommendations, highlights from past programs, film offerings, and other resources.
Post Date: Fri, May 25, 2018
There's just too much rock to be contained within the Summer Reading Program's Adult Suggested Reading, so we've gathered up bookish bootlegs, bonus tracks, and B sides for even more Rock & Read enjoyment. Check back here throughout the summer as the Library continues to add music-themed books, feature films and documentaries, albums and sountracks, and more.
Post Date: Fri, July 6, 2018
Looking for a few more music-themed books to add to your Summer Reading playlist? Library staff have shared some of their favorite titles on the subject. Check out the list of books that fit this year's Rock & Read theme.
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: Mon, August 9, 2021
Two hundred years ago, on August 10, 1821, Missouri officially became the 24th state. From this year’s Homegrown Stories Summer Reading Program and our Missouri Valley Special Collections to recommended reading and online events, the Kansas City Public Library has many ways to celebrate the Show-Me State’s bicentennial.
Post Date: Fri, October 27, 2017
Halloween is the time of year when many of us think about what really scares us. To get you into the Halloween spirit, our staff highlights books or resources or digital services that gave us major heebie-jeebies or just have a great Halloween theme in them.
Post Date: Thu, August 4, 2022
This year's Summer Reading Program has been a celebration of making, dreaming, and doing – over 10,000 readers have read more than 11,000 books so far! You have until August 15 to finish logging your books to earn your prize. If you need last-minute ideas on books and services to ignite your creative spark, our staff have shared a few that get their artsy engines roaring.
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: Thu, October 3, 2019
It’s fall, y’all, and the Library is kicking off the Halloween season with a monstrously good mashup of haunted local history tales, scary story recommendations, spooky special events, and frightfully fun family festivities.
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.