Beginning Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the Library initiates a phased-in reintroduction of some services and operations. We begin with a new Pop In/Pick Up contact-free holds service, allowing patrons to pick up holds at five locations during designated hours, expanding to others in the coming weeks. But anxious as we are – and know that you are, too – we will remain cautious and deliberate. Read more about what our next steps are.
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Missouri Valley Special Collections is pleased to announce an update and large addition to one of the first digital history collections made available on KCHistory.org.
School closings are a reality of our educational system. As populations shift, it becomes necessary to consolidate schools, open new ones, and close others. It is as true for parochial schools as it is for public institutions.
Jeanette Hacker Hale attended Bishop Lillis High School in Kansas City from 1950-52. Now residing in Massachusetts, she reached out to KCQ to find out what happened to Lillis.
Picture a high, wobbly punt. The football twisting and turning, taking a few crazy bounces before it rolls across the goal line.
That’s the sports equivalent of our KCQ quest to find an autographed car known as the Cuda Chief. “What’s your KCQ” is a series in which the Star and the Kansas City Public Library partner to answer readers’ questions.
Fifty years ago this week, the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. This year, they’re back in the thick of things -- and Kansas City fans are revved up and ready for a possible title run. A question dating back to that fabled championship season is this week’s "What’s Your KC Q?" -- the partnership between The Star and the Kansas City Public Library.
Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III is assuming leadership of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) after his confirmation by the U.S. Senate. He was nominated to the position by President Donald Trump.