Coronavirus Library News

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Need a break from 24/7 information on the pandemic? Many local institutions and organizations are adapting their content and programming (for free) during this time of sheltering in place. Here are some links to just a few.
 
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Monday, April 13, 2020

As we adjust to this new “normal” — some of us working from home, or adjusting to work in essential businesses – things that used to be commonplace are coming into question.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

There’s no shortage of coronavirus questions. “What’s Your KCQ?” is back to do its part with another round of answers.
The team at The Star and the Kansas City Public Library is staying on top of what you want to know about the pandemic. Keep asking us your questions here, in the module below, or on kansascity.com/kcq.

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Monday, April 6, 2020
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, free meals for children are available at area pick-up sites during certain days and times. Check out the current list of organizations providing support.  ​
 
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Monday, March 30, 2020

You have questions about the COVID-19 pandemic. KCQ is doing its part to find answers.

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Monday, March 30, 2020
Our goal, in short, is to make these uncertain times a little less uncertain. Your Library is here for you.
 
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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
How do you keep your kids entertained during this time of social distancing? Through her fearless Harry Potter heroine, Hermione Granger, author J.K. Rowling  famously (and wisely) advised: When in doubt go to the library. But what does one do when library buildings are closed? The Library's director of Youth & Family Engagement, Crystal Faris, suggests going to the digital library and taking advantage of all the youth-friendly online services we have to offer.
 
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

KCQ tackles the coronavirus question of the moment: What is opened, closed under order?

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Monday, March 23, 2020
A resource implemented earlier this year by the  Library on its computers is temporarily available for you to use at home for free. NewsGuard can help sift through the news of today and sort fact from fiction – from reports about the upcoming election to updates about the novel coronavirus. The browser extension provides credibility ratings and “Nutrition Label” reviews of thousands of news and information websites, indicating which sources are generally trustworthy, and which have been found to spread misinformation.  NewsGuard has temporarily removed its paywall until July 1, meaning anyone can add the service at home to see the most up to date, accurate news possible related to COVID-19.
 
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Thursday, March 26, 2020
More than ever, perhaps, we find ourselves relying on technology to stay informed, keep in touch with family and friends, continue school, and work effectively from our homes. Here are some resources – and some generous special offers – to help remain digitally connected during this challenging time. 
 
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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Do you have questions about how COVID-19 affects your community? KCQ is here to help.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

During the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Library is working with our digital services providers to expand available items, temporarily increase borrowing limits, and more, so you can get the things you want to read, watch, listen to, or learn from while responsibly practicing social distancing… all for free with your Library card. Learn more about ongoing updates and explore our Digital Branch.

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Though our physical locations have recently opened, we want you to know that the Library remains an online source of information about what’s happening in our community and where to turn during the coronavirus outbreak. We'll be sharing various links and resources throughout the coming weeks.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
 With Kansas City’s stay-at-home order due to expire May 15, 2020, the Library is working out the details of a careful, phased-in reopening of its physical locations. All have been closed since late March to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak. A timeline for the staggered reopening is still being determined.

Follow updates at kclibrary.org/coronavirus. You can also find additional information at kclibrary.org/covid19resources.

 

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