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Service Notice
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Monday, December 21, 2020
The Library's Waldo Branch, 201 E. 75th St, will restore Pop In/Pick Up holds service Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 23. The location was temporarily closed on December 15 after a likely staff exposure to COVID-19. The building has been sanitized, and the Library has conducted contact tracing.
 
Your Library is There.
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Sunday, January 3, 2021
The past year was a difficult one for families across the Kansas City metropolitan area. For those hardest hit—families impacted by the digital divide, parents who have lost jobs, and kids who have lost connections—to teachers, counselors, and caring communities that keep them safe, healthy, and nourished … the Kansas City Public Library is there. As we look towards a new year, we hope you will consider a gift to the Kansas City Public Library.
 
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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

For more than four decades, a Kansas City company helped make Christmases more merry and bright. Beginning as a home business in the 1940s, Harold Gale Displays became one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of Santa Claus display figures in the U.S. So, who was Harold Gale and how did he make a name for himself selling Santas?

Service Notice
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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
The Library's Trails West Branch, 11401 E 23rd St. Independence, will restore key services on Thursday, December 17, 2020. The branch was temporarily closed on December 7 after an exposure to COVID-19. The building has been sanitized, and the Library has conducted contact tracing.
 
COVID Patron Notice
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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Waldo Branch (201 East 75th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114) is closing until further notice after learning a staff member was likely exposed to COVID-19. That staff member most recently worked December 9, 14, and 15.

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