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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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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

This week, one reader asks: “Have there been any changes in criminal activity during the last few weeks? There sure seem to be a lot more police sirens.”

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Monday, April 20, 2020
"I had a love affair with Kansas City," the former Chiefs player said. It extended to the Library, which joins in mourning McDaniels' death at age 52.
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Monday, April 20, 2020
Librarian Katie Dennis grew up in the country in a family of birdwatchers, but never shared the interest until she became a city dweller. Now, she's found bird watching to be a relaxing, affordable, and easy way to connect with nature while social distancing. Learn more about resources to help any budding birdwatcher.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The latest 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. Each issue is filled with new books and upcoming events, plus amazing facts, funny jokes, poetry, artwork and puzzles. Normally available at the CYS service desk, you can now download a copy online, print it, and enjoy the zine from home.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

New York City had Coney Island. Kansas City, Kansas, once had Carnival Park.