Services at the Library

Planning a field trip? You can read about offerings at the Central Library and schedule your visit on the Explorable Places website »

Central Children's Room

For tours of Central Library, contact: Central Youth Services at

Plaza Branch

For tours of the Plaza Branch, contact: Plaza Kids' Corner at

Kansas City History Tour

Central Library

(Available only at Central Library downtown)

The Kansas City Public Library brings to life our local history for 5th grade students. This includes a tour and an interactive experience to personalize what students see.

Program design supports student learning using Common Core 5th grade Language Arts guidelines:

  • Introduces 5th grade students to library resources.
  • Emphasizes local history.
  • Includes an interactive tour of the beautiful and historic downtown Central Library building.
  • Engages and motivates students to personalize their learning.
  • Provides printed materials that educators can use for in-class follow-up of program.

For more information, call 816.701.3447.