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No More Library Late Fines. Seriously.
As of July 1, 2019, the Library will no longer charge fines on overdue materials. Bonus: we’ve also cleared existing late fines from all accounts, giving our patrons a fresh start. Get the details about what FREEDOM FROM FINES means for you and your fellow Library users.
 
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The second class of Career Online High School graduates enthusiastically collected their diplomas during a recent celebration. The program. sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library, Mid-Continent Public Library, Literacy Kansas City, in partnership with Gale Cengage, gives area adults a chance to earn a fully accredited high school diploma and career certificate online, at no charge.
The second class of Career Online High School graduates enthusiastically collected their diplomas during a recent celebration. The program is sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library, Mid-Continent Public Library, and Literacy Kansas City, in partnership with Gale Cengage; it gives area adults a chance to earn a fully accredited high school diploma and career certificate online, at no charge.
 
Library computers at all locations will be undergoing upgrades the week of May 20-25.  This process will roll out new and improved features, including advance computer station sign-up capabilities. Due to the  installation of planned enhancements, public computers will be unavailable for patron use during the dates that upgrades are scheduled at each location. Before visiting your neighborhood location during this period, read the schedule of upgrades to be aware of computer availability.
Library computers at all locations will be undergoing upgrades the week of May 20-25.  This process will roll out new and improved features, including advance computer station sign-up capabilities. Due to time needed for  installation, public computers at each location will be unavailable for patron use on certain dates. Learn more about the upgrades and availability schedule.
 
Children's Book Week, an annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, launched in 1919 and is currently the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. In 2019 the annual event celebrates its 100th anniversary;  on the occasion of this notable milestone, the Library shares the history of Children's Book Week and highlights a collection of commemorative posters produced throughout the program's past.
Children's Book Week, an annual celebration of books for youth and the joy of reading, was launched in 1919 and is currently the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Marking the event's 100th anniversary, the Library shares its history and spotlights a remarkable collection of commemorative Children's Book Week posters dating to that founding year. 
 
Trolley car

The name of Kansas City’s Trolley Trail – a six-mile path now populated by walkers, runners, and bikers – offers some indication of its original purpose. The route is one of the last pieces of the city’s original streetcar system.

Library Offers Access to Kansas City Star Digital Editions
The Kansas City Star Image Edition service provides readers with free access to digital versions of the full paper, with an archive ranging from 2013 to present. View the paper online just as it appears in print; plus you can share, clip, print, and save articles, add citations, conduct searches, and view easily on mobile devices.
 

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