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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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Native American Heritage Month
Throughout November, discover the rich history, ceremonies, and storytelling traditions of the Indigenous peoples of North America as part of Native American Heritage Month. Explore Library reading recommendations, films, resources, and more.
 
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The Library’s catalog is currently experiencing a problem that is preventing all users from being able to login. This means that cardholders are unable to place holds and view checked-out materials on both the online catalog and the KC Library mobile app. Some of our online resources will also be inaccessible due to this login problem.

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National Immigrants Day on October 28 celebrates the U.S. as a melting pot of diverse cultures, customs, and ethnicities and honors the perseverance and contributions of those who sought opportunity in America.

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Ten-year-old Addison Achberger delivered a delightfully goosebumpy tale of an eerie and (ahem) bloody encounter in winning the Library’s 2022 Ghost Story Contest. Her nearly 500-word piece, “Into the Night,” was selected from some three dozen submissions from youngsters ages 10-14 who live in the Kansas City Public Schools and Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools districts.

A plain white table with numerous flyers, pens, and bookmarks on it. The materials have the logos and names of KC Scholars and Gilda’s Club on them. The biggest flyer has the Digital Inclusion Week logo on it, plus a link to the Library’s website to learn more.

Earlier this month, the Tech Access team at the Kansas City Public Library hosted events to promote Digital Inclusion Week, October 5-9 – dates designated in a mayoral proclamation by Quinton Lucas. This annual event, spearheaded by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, promotes digital equity efforts across the country and helps people enact change in their communities.

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