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No More Library Late Fines. Seriously.
As of July 1, 2019, the Library will no longer charge fines on overdue materials. Bonus: we’ve also cleared existing late fines from all accounts, giving our patrons a fresh start. Get the details about what FREEDOM FROM FINES means for you and your fellow Library users.
 
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Thank you, voters! From, Kansas City Public Library
Kansas City Public Library officials say they are moving forward with plans to implement upgrades of both services and facilities after approval of the first increase in the Library’s property tax-based levy in 22 years on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. 
 
Library Journal 5-Star Library
For the third consecutive year, the Kansas City Public Library earns a 5-star designation from Library Journal
What's your KC Q logo

Since The Library launched “What’s Your KC Q?” with the Kansas City Star, we’ve received dozens of questions about Kansas City from curious readers. We’ve answered questions about Kansas City street signs, the possibility of a downtown Royals stadium and the history of Kansas City’s name. We’ve explained how to find answers on your own. Now, we’re opening our first voting round with three reader-submitted questions.

This voting round is currently closed

This fall’s election comprises a number of political races, statewide initiatives, and local issues. Voters have a lot of important choices to make -- and among them is the Library Question. As you prepare to head to the polls on November 6, take a moment to review all the items on the ballot and familiarize yourself with the language and details.
This fall’s election encompasses a number of political races, statewide initiatives, and local issues. Voters have many important choices to make -- and among them is the Library Question. As you prepare to head to the polls on November 6, take a moment to review all the items on the ballot and familiarize yourself with the language and details.  
 
31st and Troost street sign

Self-proclaimed grammar nerd Don Beggs of Brookside reached out to The Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Public Library “What’s Your KC Q?” team to ask about the city’s street signs.

The city seems to be lacking style, Beggs said. More specifically, it appears the city doesn’t follow a stylebook when it comes to abbreviating or capitalizing street labels.

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