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The Library invites all Kansas Citians to read, learn, imagine, and explore together in this year’s Summer Reading Program: All Together Now. No matter your tastes — fantastic fiction picks, riveting real-life reads, awesome audiobooks, or gorgeously illustrated graphic novels — you can read ANY five books between June 1 and August 15, 2023, log them online, and earn a reward. Join us in celebrating the power of books to build bonds, create connections, inspire us, enrich us, and empower us.
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Introducing a new way to explore all your Library has to offer: Wayfarer is a digital tool that helps you discover paths that lead you towards your personal and professional goals. Give it a try today!
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Beginning Sunday, October 2, 2022, hours of operation at several Kansas City Public Library locations will be adjusted to better serve our patrons during periods of higher demand. Check the new schedule and plan your visit! 

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The Library is joining with Kansas City Public Schools for an important initiative for youth: KCPS Loves to Read, a reading program featuring material meant to foster belonging, friendship, curiosity, confidence, courage, and hope. Students can participate between now until the end of the school year.

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Banned Books Week, September 18-24, 2022, spotlights current and historical attempts to censor titles and collections in libraries and schools. The Library explores issues related to bans and challenges happening locally and nationally with programs, reading lists, and other resources.

Kansas City culture wouldn’t be the same without fall fairs and festivals. But what’s celebrated and by whom has changed a great deal throughout the city’s history.