KC Library Connects with Community in City Parks

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Pop In at the Parks

Pop In at the Park

The Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City Parks and Recreation, and Kansas City Public Schools present the 2021 Pop In at the Park series. Last year as indoor spaces were closed during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library worked with KC Parks to provide an outdoor alternative for families to connect with us. Although Library locations reopen their physical doors on June 1, 2021, the parks pop-up booths proved popular with the public, so they will continue this summer.

Library staff members will be stationed in parks throughout the city Tuesdays through Fridays beginning in June to provide summer learning opportunities and resources to families, connect people with key Library services, and more.

  • Readers of all ages can sign up for this year’s Summer Reading Program.
  • Harvesters Kids Café to-go meals will be available most days.
  • KC Public Schools will be at pop-up sites Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays  to offer assistance with enrollment information, school and technology questions and other programs to support Kansas City families for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.
  • Family yoga will be held every Tuesday at Concourse Park from 11:15-11:45 a.m. Join us for a half hour of all-ages family yoga poses based on your favorite books, movies, and video games! A limited number of yoga mats available to use, or you may bring your own. Waiver required.
  • New hands-on children's STEAM activities will be offered weekly—have fun with lemon volcanoes, solar oven s’mores, tie-dying, and more.
  • Make. Do. Tell. activity kits will be available for pickup.  
  • Complete our Pop In at the Park bingo sheet for a small prize! 
  • The City of Kansas City, Missouri is collecting community input, feedback and ideas to develop the Kansas City Spirit Playbook. Fill out a survey sharing your values and priorities for our City’s Comprehensive Plan and learn more about this process every Wednesday with our Legal and Government Information Specialist.
  • Other Library programs and services will join in on different dates.  

The Library’s Summer Reading Program runs June 1 – August 15, 2021. Registration starts soon!  


Pop In at the Park Dates:

June 1 - August 13, 2021

For details on specific locations for each park session, visit our calendar of activities.

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(with Kansas City Public Schools; Family Yoga offered 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.) 

 Concourse Park - Benton Blvd & St. John Ave 
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.    

(with Kansas City Public Schools)

Montgall Park - E. 22nd St. & Agnes Ave.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 


(with Kansas City Public Schools)  

Budd Park - St. John Avenue and Brighton Avenue
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Gillham Park - Gillham Rd. & 41st St.
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 


11 a.m. – 1 p.m.   

June 4:   Sunnyside Park - W 82nd St. and Summit St. 

June 11: Grove Park - 1500 Benton Blvd 

June 18: Seven Oaks Park - E. 39th St. & Kensington Ave. 

June 25: Spring Valley Park - E. 27th St. & Woodland Ave. 

July 2:     Roanoke Park -  3601 Roanoke Road 

July 9:     Sanford Brown Plaza - Brooklyn Ave & E. Linwood Blvd. 

July 16:   Garrison Square Park - E. 5th St. & Troost Ave. 

July 23:   Lykins Park - E. 8th St. & Myrtle Ave. 

July 30:   Jarboe Park - West 17th Street & Jarboe Street 

Aug. 6:    TBD by KC Parks 

Aug. 13:  TBD by KC Parks