2016 Summer Reading

Get Ready ... Get Set ... READ!
Kids & teens should bike, run, or swim into any Kansas City Public Library location to join the 2016 Summer Reading Program. Earn points for reading and completing activities! Attend exciting Library events featuring Korso the Curious, Paul Mesner Puppets, the Kansas City Zoo, Mad Science, Mr. Kneel and MORE!

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This Week in KC History
Water Rights Swope Park swimming pool

August 2, 1951: Kansas City receives formal notification that the NAACP will bring suit against the municipal segregation policy at the swimming pool in Swope Park.

KC Unbound Blog
Convention Stampede Led by Kansas City Woman

As the 1908 convention neared, Roosevelt’s many supporters held hope that he could be drafted to run for one more term. One of them was Maud Neal, a young woman who had grown up in Kansas City.


Digital Inclusion KC

The Library is helping to bridge the Digital Divide and ensure that all members of our community are digitally included. Learn more...

Giving to the Library

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Career Online High School

A fully accredited, online high school program. Now available through your Library.
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Money Matters

Improve your financial well-being with the Library’s Money Matters workshops! Learn more...

Kansas City Public Library Beta