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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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Friday, May 1, 2020
If you’re a parent or caregiver who’s overwhelmed by the seemingly endless number of events and activities online for kids right now, don’t panic! Your Library is here for you. Our Youth & Family Engagement department is reviewing what’s out there and recommending our favorite new online content.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

You’re driving along State Line Road and the thought hits you, “Am I in Kansas or Missouri?”

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
The world is changing – in so many ways – amid a COVID-19 pandemic that has seen everything from schools to restaurants close as governors across the country issue shelter-in-place orders, requiring residents to stay at home unless travel is absolutely necessary.  The Kansas City Public Library has had to adapt, too. But it continues to offer, and in some cases bolster, an array of services that might be more valuable to patrons and the wider community than ever.
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Thursday, April 30, 2020
The  Library partnered with Connecting for Good and Kansas City Public Schools on April 17, 2020, to distribute 80 computers, Wi-Fi hotspots, headphones, and Turn the Page KC activity packets to KCPS families lacking internet access. Materials were distributed in the parking lot of the Library's Southeast Branch; many patrons in the neighborhood typically rely on the Library for regular computer and internet access. This was one of many ways the Library continues connecting the public with essential technology access during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Monday, April 27, 2020
The Library has a number of digital resources, but the largest and most diverse collection of eBooks and digital audiobooks resides in OverDrive. With tens of thousands of titles and an easy-to-use mobile app (Libby), you're always just a few clicks away from finding your next favorite book. Find out how to access and use OverDrive and Libby.