All Library locations will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Summer Reading

Every Hero Has a Story
May 26 – August 1, 2015

Pump up your reading powers! Dash, flash, or rocket to any Kansas City Public Library location to join the 2015 Summer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story. Kids (ages 12 & under) can complete activities to earn rewards, while Teens (ages 13-18) earn library bucks for writing book reviews! Activity Logs, Book Review cards, and more are available at all Kansas City Public Library locations.
Learn more...

This Week in KC History
"The Frank Lloyd Wright of Kansas City" Louis Curtiss Studio, 1989

July 1, 1865: Louis Curtiss, whose innovative architecture and flamboyant lifestyle will make a lasting imprint on Kansas City after his 1887 arrival, is born in Belleville, Ontario.

KC Unbound Blog
Book Review: Comedy at the Edge by Richard Zoglin Comedy at the Edge

Comedy at the Edge by Richard Zoglin is a fantastic, comprehensive, and concise history of stand-up comedy during the 1960s & 1970s, from the death of Lenny Bruce to the ascendance of stand-up into the mainstream.

1864: The Year of Decision? 1864: The Year of Decision?

Event Archive

Video, audio & photos of what's been happening at the Library.

Giving to the Library

Support the Library

Learn More about how your gift to the Library makes a difference in your community.

A Dip into the PastA Dip into the Past

Missouri Valley Special Collections

features local Kansas City history and resources. Browse our collection of historic images from Kansas City.

Civil War on the Western Border

Civil War on the Western Border

Explore the Civil War's legacy in our region with the Library's award-winning site.