Building a Community of Readers

Building A Community Of Readers

Community Builders: Westport Branch and Collection Development

The outside of the Westport branch, located at 118 Westport Road.

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.

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Booketology Returns!

Stranger in a Strange Land

Our Spring Tournament of Books has returned for the third year! It's book vs. book and you decide the winner. Check out the results of our first round, and vote in the "Sweet 16" of Booketology.

Building A Community Of Readers

Building a Community of Readers with Books to Go

Books to Go

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.

Building A Community Of Readers

Print is for posterity: Teens create their own literary magazine

Who says print is dead? Sure, our digital age has made it easy to type down our thoughts, push a button and “publish” them online… but that’s not as tangible, satisfying, and permanent as seeing your words actually printed in ink on paper.

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