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Thursday, May 21, 2020

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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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

As we continue to adapt to the challenges of social distancing, many face serious choices about the future of their business endeavors.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
With thousands of Kansas City children confined to their homes, exercise and early literacy programs are at a premium. Librarian Alli Bernskoetter is tackling the problem on both fronts. Read more about the Library’s yoga storytimes.
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Monday, May 4, 2020
Nonprofit organizations and grant writers can search out funders from their homes, offices, or other outside locations, going through the Library’s web page.
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Thursday, May 7, 2020
Swope Health will offer testing for the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Library's Trails West Branch on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Appointments are not needed, and both drive-throughs and walk-ups will be accommodated.
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Friday, May 1, 2020

The May 2020 CYS Zine is out! This 16-page monthly mini magazine highlights what's new and notable in the children's department of the Central Library.