Library life

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Booketology: Elite 8 Winners

Little Women

Our Spring Tournament of Books has returned for the third year! Check out the results of the Elite 8, and vote in the Final 4 of Booketology, where it's book vs. book and you decide the winner!

Booketology Sweet 16 Results

The Fault in Our Stars

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 the Sweet 16, and vote in the Elite 8 of Booketology.

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.

Kush Sharma Wins Memorable Jackson County Bee

Kush Sharma (at left) and Sophia Hoffman (right)

After 95 rounds and nearly six hours of competition, Kush Sharma emerged Saturday as champion of the Jackson County Spelling Bee at the Kansas City Public Library.

The Bee Goes into OT!

An extraordinary Jackson County Spelling Bee — down to two students who’ve survived 66 championship rounds — will resume Saturday, March 8, at the Library.