Readers' Scene: Holiday Gift Ideas

Everyone has a reader in their life, even if that reader is you.

In a first-of-its-kind event the Kansas City Public Library’s Director of Readers’ Services, Kaite Stover, hosts librarians from across the Kansas City area in a discussion of great reads that make great holiday gifts. The program features experts in popular genres including fantasy, young adult, crime fiction, classics, and nonfiction. Whether you are looking for book ideas for yourself or to give as Christmas gifts, you’re sure to find something with the help of librarians who are trained to make recommendations based solely on readers' tastes.

Following the presentation, enjoy a glass of wine, some dessert, and talk one-on-one with the librarians in order to find the perfect books for family, friends, or yourself. Tell them what types of books the recipient likes, and they will help you find the perfect selections.

Participants include: From the Kansas City Public Library – Amanda Barnhart, Bernard Norcott-Mahany, and Diana Platt; the Mid-Continent Public Library – Naphtali Faris and Andie Paloutzian; the Johnson County Library – Gregg Winsor; and Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library – Louisa Whitfield-Smith.

[Download the handout of book recommendations from this event.]


Readers' Scene: Holiday Gift Ideas

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