Library life

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

Researching School Yearbooks in the Missouri Valley Room

Have you ever kicked yourself for not holding onto your school yearbooks, or wished there was a way to track down an embarrassing photograph of an old friend or family member?

American Public Square Series Debates Hot-Button Issues – Get This, with Reason and Respect

The Library and American Public Square kick off a series of spring discussions of some of the city’s most polarizing issues—minus the invective that too often feeds polarity—in early December.

Top 2½ Percent: We Earned a 4-Star Rating from Library Journal

The Kansas City Public Library remains among a select group of public libraries across the country, earning a 4-star designation from Library Journal.

Money Matters Workshops at the Library

The Kansas City Public Library is one of 21 nationwide recipients to receive a $100,000 grant to help launch a two-year program aimed at improving financial literacy.

Food For Fines - October 12-18, 2015

Food For Fines 2015

Donate food items to Harvesters at any Kansas City Public Library location and for each item we'll give you a $1 credit towards your existing overdue fines.

Kansas City Public Library Beta