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Black Lives Matter, Black Stories Matter
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Friday, June 5, 2020
Our city and nation are hurting in the wake of the senseless, horrifying death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. The Kansas City Public Library stands in full support of the many across our country — including our staff and their families and others in our community — who have marched in protest and in profound, insistent hope for the future.  We decry the longstanding racial inequities and injustice at the root of their unrest. We need more than ever to understand the challenges of a diverse America, allowing us to define and develop effective change when and wherever it is necessary.
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Friday, September 18, 2020

But 150 years ago, Greenwood was a hopping town, with depots and stockyards for two railroads, plus dairies, cider mills and woolen mills. It also was a college town...temporarily.

Internet to Go kits
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Thursday, September 3, 2020
The Library is introducing a new Internet to Go service that makes 100 Wi-Fi hotspots available to cardholders for free, 14-day checkouts. It’s an effort to bridge the digital divide at a time when the internet is more important than ever, but access has become even more limited. Learn more about this new service.
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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
 The Pitch recently featured the Library's popular Dial-A-Story program, which has seen usage triple during the pandemic and become a model for library systems across the country.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The September 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.

Youth Ghost Story Contest
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Thursday, October 1, 2020
Do you like stories about haunted houses and supernatural encounters? The Library wants you to write your own urban myth or ghost story as part of the Youth Short Ghost Story Contest. If your story scares us enough, we’ll produce it into a spooky video that will feature on the Youth & Family Engagement YouTube channel around Halloween. Get details on how to participate!