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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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4 candy hearts breaking in sequence

This popular annual screening-and-discussion series continues after a big, pandemic break with romantic comedies that’ll prompt swooning, hilarity, and – psychoanalytic analysis. Join experts in pondering big relationship questions and even bigger questions about their Hollywood representations.

Graphic with "KC Library Staff Picks 2022 - NONFICTION" that includes a pattern of books behind the words.

No lie, our staff enjoyed a ton of top NONFICTION titles in 2022. See the collection of true stories that took our bookshelves by storm.

Graphic with "KC Library Staff Picks 2022 - FICTION" that includes a pattern of books behind the words.

What FICTION books were winners with Library staff in 2022? Check out the favorites that lined our staff's shelves this past year.

Graphic with words Message to Our Community over book stacks

Citing concerns about “unintended adverse consequences,” the Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees is calling for the rejection or revision of a measure proposed by Missouri’s secretary of state regarding protections for minors from “non-age-appropriate materials” in libraries.

Image of snowman reading book with "Celebrate the Holidays with your Library" text
As you prepare to deck halls, make merry, and greet the season, you can find a variety of Library resources and holiday happenings that can make spirits bright. From festive family events to music and films befitting this time of year, we’ve wrapped up these offerings in a big bookish bow.