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Summer Reading 2023 graphic with text "All Together Now"
The Library invites all Kansas Citians to read, learn, imagine, and explore together in this year’s Summer Reading Program: All Together Now. No matter your tastes — fantastic fiction picks, riveting real-life reads, awesome audiobooks, or gorgeously illustrated graphic novels — you can read ANY five books between June 1 and August 15, 2023, log them online, and earn a reward. Join us in celebrating the power of books to build bonds, create connections, inspire us, enrich us, and empower us.
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Kansas City Public Library cardholders living in the Library’s service area can now earn a high school diploma at no cost through Excel Adult High School, a self-paced, virtual education completion program.

'celebrate our birthday' with stars on blue background

The system’s first branch – the oldest in Kansas City – is marking its 125th birthday with a week of remembrances, appearances, and other activities, plus a special art exhibition.

February 2023 CYS Zine Cover

Why did the football player take string to the game? To tie the score! That's just a little tip from this month's Central Youth Services Zine, now available, and chock-full of lovely books and football and other fun stuff!

Image of Kansas City International Airport with words "Terminal Velocity: Kansas City Airport History" overlaid
With Kansas City International Airport's new single terminal now scheduled to open on February 28, 2023,  the Library's Missouri Valley Special Collections gives you a window seat to the city's aviation past with a collection of images and historical background.
Coach Read's Shelf Help

Using the Library’s SHELF HELP service, Coach Read’s roster of MVP librarians can give you a personalized reading playbook, building a winning team of book titles tailored to your tastes. Get your reading game on!