Library life

Coming Soon: A Digital Learning Lab for KC Teens

Andrea Ellis

Equipped with a planning grant from the MacArthur Foundation, the Kansas City Public Library and Science City are plotting a digital media "learning lab" for teens in Union Station. Check out our progress!

5 Reasons to Help the Library Get Google Fiber

Google Fiber

The Kansas City Public Library could become one of the first public libraries in the nation to provide customers a free connection to Google’s cutting-edge high-speed fiber optic network. But we need your help to get it.

Know Your Librarians: Ritchie Momon, Plaza Branch Director

Ritchie Momon

When Ritchie Momon thinks of his history at the Kansas City Public Library, the image that stands out is of an open door.

Library Helps Teens Explore Medical Careers

Medical Explorers

Libraries don’t just open up books for young readers. We also open doors on potential futures, new friends, and better ways of living. (And sometimes we even have fun doing it, too.)

Off-the-Shelf All-Stars: Mark Twain Voted Coach, Literary Midsummer Classic Closes

Coach Mark Twain

In by far the biggest landslide of this entire literary All-Star extravaganza, Hannibal's own Samuel Clemens (better known to book-ball fans as Mark Twain) was chosen Off-the-Shelf coach.