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Boise Public Library
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From the time I was very young, I heard my parents reading and telling stories.

My mom loved to tell me about when my sister and I got our library cards.

National Medal for Museum and Library Service
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Call us America’s library capital – or at least, one of them. The Mid-Continent Public Library has been named a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

A Wrinkle in Time
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We have a winner!

Our 2014 Booketology Champion is: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle!

A Wrinkle in Time or Little Women?
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And then there were two! The Final 4 round of Booketology is complete, and our winning books now move on to the Championship.

Check out the voting results
from this last round.

Little Women
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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!

The Fault in Our Stars
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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.

Stranger in a Strange Land
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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 (at left) and Sophia Hoffman (right)
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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.

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

hoopla digital
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The Kansas City Public Library is offering a new, refreshingly quick — and free — way to get music, television shows, movies, and audiobooks.

Library patrons can now use Hoopla Digital to access an array of audio and video materials via Netflix-style streaming on their computers, tablets and smart phones. It's the latest addition to the Library's extensive menu of electronic resources.

All Hoopla content is available on demand. No holds necessary. No waiting. Users can watch or listen to their selections via online streaming or by temporarily downloading selections to a mobile device for viewing without an internet connection.

Hoopla's digital collection counts tens of thousands of titles - some 100,000 CDs; 10,000 audiobooks; 3,000 movies; and 500 TV series - and continues to expand. The Holland, Ohio-based service struck new streaming deals late in 2013 with NBCUniversal, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, National Geographic, and BBC America. It already had agreements with Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and eOne Music.

Sharp Teeth
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Looking for some chills and thrills this month? We have some suggestions for you! Our staff here at The Kansas City Public Library has picked some of their Halloween favorites.

New & Notable Collection
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Looking for some instant literary gratification? New & Notable, a Kansas City Public Library collection and concept is now being piloted at the Central Library.

Redshirts by John Scalzi
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September is upon us and fall is fast approaching, even if it doesn't feel like it outside. And being September, it means that we are overdue for another Staff Picks blog!

We have a little bit of everything with our picks this time around — Award-winning Science Fiction, True Crime, Modern Classics, and even Picture Books for our younger readers out there. These titles were all enjoyed by our staff, so why not give one a try?

Have you read something else lately you'd like to recommend to others? Feel free to add your own picks in the comments below!

 
 

True Grit by Charles Portis

The Sisters Brothers
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We may have been busy with our Summer Reading Program the past few months, but your Library staff still found time to do their own reading! Here are just a few selections from our staff.

Zoo to You brought animal ambassadors from the Kansas City Zoo to the Library.
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Hey kids! This summer you can get up close and personal with creatures like the barred tiger salamander (the state amphibian of Kansas) and the sugar glider (a tiny Australian marsupial related to the opossum).

In June and July curators and docents from the Kansas City Zoo are visiting branches of the Kansas City Public Library to make free presentations.

Children will learn about exotic animals from experts and get a chance to hold an ostrich egg and rub their fingers over the pelts of several animals.


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Here's the list of upcoming Zoo to You events at the Library:

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