Library life

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

reBOUND - Where Book Lovers and Podcast Fans Come Together

Podcast fans talk about their favorite radio shows with the same enthusiasm readers talk about their favorite books. The Library and KCUR 89.3 FM recently smashed the two formats together into one event, reBOUND.

A Hush Falls: Kositany-Buckner Moving from Library to Jazz Museum

Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner

The Library's Deputy Director of Strategic Initatives Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner will take over as executive director of the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City’s historic 18th & Vine District.

Our 2015 Favorites

As the year comes to a close, our librarians wanted to share their favorite books, movies, television series, and music that either came out in the past year, or that we just discovered in 2015.

Sorting Cattle from Chaos: Processing the Kansas City Stockyards Collection

Before Missouri Valley Special Collections staff acquired the Kansas City Stockyards Collection, its 6,000-plus items had been scattered about the Livestock Exchange Building.

Bluford Branch Manager April Roy Honored with National Award

April Roy, manager of our Bluford Branch, has been honored by the American Library Association with the I Love My Librarian Award.

Kansas City Public Library Beta