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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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May CYS zine cover t-rex head toy as flower center

It's a special, very merry month of May for Central Youth Services' kids zine! This edition of the zine is abloom with spring fun: bikes, jar jungles, willowwacks (and other wacky words), and a bouquet of super-silly jokes.

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the Library is celebrating the histories, cultures, and achievements of AAPI with a collection of reading recommendations, films, and more.
Older Americans Month
The Kansas City Public Library joins the nation in observing Older Americans Month in May. This year’s focus – with the theme Age My Way – is on aging in place, on helping older adults stay in their homes and live independently in their communities for as long as possible.
entrance of Swope Park

Spring has arrived, and winter-weary Kansas Citians have once again turned their attention to the great outdoors. The What’s Your KCQ? team, a collaboration between the Kansas City Public Library and The Kansas City Star, have been inundated with questions about the crown jewel of the KC Parks system: Swope Park. To keep readers satisfied, we’re taking on five inquiries for this week’s rapid response edition.

Big Read Films
As the Library’s Big Read 2022 continues, we’re highlighting a number of films from and about Indigenous communities. Attend upcoming Library events and discussions, or watch titles for free – online or on DVD – with your library card.