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Hispanic Heritage Month

This year’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month carries particular poignance for the Kansas City Public Library. In conjunction with the monthlong observance, running from September 15 to October 15, the Library annually highlights a collection of book recommendations, film offerings, and other resources that explore a rich array of the experiences and perspectives of Latino Americans.

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Cindy Hohl, director of policy analysis and operational support at the Kansas City Public Library, has been elected president of the 58,000-member American Library Association (ALA) for 2024-25. Hohl will serve as the ALA’s president-elect in the coming year and assume the presidency of the association in July 2024.

Buki Papillon

Buki Papillon's award-winning debut novel, An Ordinary Wonder, is told through tense divisions — starting within the protagonist’s body. Otolorin is physically both male and female, intersex. Otolorin is a boy and a girl, raised as a boy while knowing she’s a girl. Otolorin is a twin.

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The Library is excited to offer resources and a month of activities in commemoration of Earth Day 2023 on Saturday, April 22. Since April 1970, Americans have used the occasion to raise awareness and inspire action aimed at protecting and saving Earth’s natural resources. In 1990, Earth Day went global, and now is observed as a day of action and awareness for issues we face as a worldwide community.


April CYS Zine cover

Hi peeps! The April Central Youth Services zine is now available for pick up at CYS or you can print one out.

'Switch over to Libby' text above a graphic of a mobile phone

Notice to all eBook and audiobook fans: On May 1, 2023, the original OverDrive mobile app will no longer work – it’s being discontinued in favor of Libby, a sleeker and more modern experience originally launched in 2017. Once you download and log into Libby, you’ll find your loans, holds, and borrowing history already waiting for you. Download the Libby app now »