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We’re Here (Longer) for You: Kansas City Public Library Expands Hours
Our doorway to knowledge has swung open a bit wider. As of September 6, 2019, the Kansas City Public Library is expanding operating hours across its system, offering greater access to its vital materials, services, and resources. Nearly all locations will be open longer on weekends, and select sites will remain open later on Friday nights.
 
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 From July 8 through early August, 2019, the property on which the Plaza Branch is located will be undergoing construction that will temporarily close the main level parking lot and parts of the garage.  Learn more about how to plan your visit to the Plaza Branch during these repairs. Patron Notice - Plaza Branch
 From July 8 through mid-August, 2019, the property on which the Plaza Branch is located will be undergoing construction that will temporarily close the main level parking lot and parts of the garage.  Learn more about how to plan your visit to the Plaza Branch during these repairs.
 
As you power through your Summer Reading to log your books and earn your prize, there's a constellation of space-and science-themed titles out there waiting to be discovered. In addition to this year's official Summer Reading selections for each age group, our librarians working at ground control have more majorly good reads that can give your reading a booster rocket in the final weeks of this year's program, Dare to Discover.
As you power through your Summer Reading to log your books and earn your prize, there's a constellation of space-and science-themed titles out there waiting to be discovered. In addition to this year's official Summer Reading selections for each age group, our librarians working at ground control have more majorly good reads that can give your reading a booster rocket in the final weeks of this year's program, Dare to Discover.
 
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Conceived as a ploy to bring customers to visit the Heim Brewing Company in 1899, the original Electric Park at Chestnut and Guinotte streets grew into an attraction in its own right. Each night, the 100,000 lights that gave the park its name illuminated a roller coaster, scenic railway, carousel, skating rink, swimming pool, bowling alley, alligator farm, dime museum, theaters, dance pavilions, bandstand, penny arcade, shooting gallery, flower beds, lake, and rental boats. Most alluring were the nightly performances of costumed young women who danced to a colorful electric light show on a platform in a large fountain in the center of the lake. Sometimes known as Kansas City's Coney Island, it served as the city's greatest amusement park for nearly two decades.

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Every once in a while, the Kansas City skyline lights up in brilliant, seemingly coordinated hues — like everyone got together to make the city shine. Reader Joel Jackson was wondering just how this was possible, so he submitted this question to our "What’s Your KCQ?" series: "How does the Kansas City skyline’s lights get coordinated for special occasions, and which buildings participate?"

Join the Kansas City Public Library and other area library systems for this year’s Library Night at the K on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, as the Royals face off against the Toronto Blue Jays. Purchase discounted game tickets at Royals.com/KCLibrary; a portion of sales support the Library's Summer Reading Program.
Join the Kansas City Public Library and other area library systems for this year’s Library Night at the K on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, as the Royals face off against the Toronto Blue Jays. Purchase discounted game tickets at Royals.com/KCLibrary; a portion of sales support the Library's Summer Reading Program.
 

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