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Missouri’s secretary of state wants to enact a new policy that libraries believe endangers your freedom to read and threatens to reduce community access to public library books and other resources. A public comment period runs through Wednesday, December 14, 2022, giving you a chance to speak up for your right to read and speak out against censorship. Learn more and take action today.
 

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A curious reader asked What’s Your KCQ? to investigate the history of the Rosedale Memorial Arch, and why Sporting chose it to represent Kansas City, Kansas, on the jersey.

 We’re thrilled to be among the winners in The Pitch's Best of Kansas City 2022 for the category Best Library Branch - Missouri! Thanks to all who cast a vote for their favorite location, including the winner... 
 
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The Library is beyond thankful for the array of institutions and organizations across the community that team with us on essential programs and activities.

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The Kansas City Public Library’s Cindy Hohl is one of two candidates for the presidency of the American Library Association – with 55,000 members, the largest and most influential library association in the world.

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Who helped the squash cross the road? The crossing gourd! Yes, you guessed it, there's a feast of fun in the November Central Youth Services zine for kids.

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