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Summer Reading Records Broken

If you hear the sound of something breaking, that would be our previous Summer Reading registration record shattering into tiny pieces. We’re not even through our second month of Art Starts at Your Library, and our book-loving patrons have already surpassed all our previous Summer Reading registration rankings. Check out the impressive numbers our readers are racking up!

Disability Pride Month
The landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination based on abilities and protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in areas such as transportation and building accessibility. For Disability Pride Month, we offer a collection of books, films, and other resources that celebrate the rich array of stories and experiences of people living with disabilities. 
'The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning' book cover

The Kansas City Public Library is gearing up for the city’s starring role in the new streamed Peacock series The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning. The Library is partnering with the city to ensure that the production engages and enriches the full community.

Pitch Best of KC 2022
Nominations are  now open for The Pitch's Best of Kansas City 2022 and you're encouraged to cast a vote for us as your favorite Missouri-side library location! The nomination round is open until July 30, 2022.

Some say the economic benefits a downtown baseball stadium would generate is a no-brainer. Others think the team should stay put and suggest that complications like increased downtown traffic would make the move a disaster.