Building a Community of Readers
A masterful first novel challenges readers. Regional author Laura McHugh's debut, The Weight of Blood, has received much acclaim since publication last March, and FYI Book Club readers praised it as a "brilliant first novel."
Melanie Griffey is a petite woman with a warm presence and a ready smile. A 43 year veteran teacher of Kindergarteners, and first and second graders, on Tuesdays she offers her considerable skills at the Plaza branch.
The Library is full of movers and shakers, unafraid of change, who are devoted to finding new and innovative ways to make the Library experience better. Our journey begins with the lovely people who choose which books go on the shelf—Collection Development.
Most library patrons must make a trip to the library to take advantage of its many services. But for more than 6,500 Kansas City children at more than 351 sites, the Books to Go program brings the library to them.