Staff Picks

Post Date: Thu, January 4, 2018

What books were winners with Library staff in 2017?  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: Fri, December 14, 2018

What books were winners with Library staff in 2018?  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: Sun, December 22, 2019

What books were winners with Library staff in 2019?  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: Tue, December 15, 2020

Saying 2020 has been a challenging year is an epic understatement. But amid the ongoing difficulties (and between rounds of cleaning and sanitizing), our staff discovered books that offer moments of enlightenment, delight, enjoyment, and empowerment. Check out the some of the reads that got us through these past months!

Post Date: Fri, December 3, 2021

What books from the past year really resonated with our staff? From pop culture page-turners to mind-melting history reads, we’ve highlighted some favorites that boosted our bookish delight.
 

Post Date: Mon, December 14, 2020

What fiction books were winners with Library staff in 2020?  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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.