Library life

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

New & Notable, Quick & Easy

New & Notable Collection

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

1940 Tax Assessment Photographs

Perhaps you’ve spotted Google’s Street View car cruising through Kansas City, making a photographic record of whatever it happens to pass by. In April 1940, Kansas Citians might have spotted a similarly peculiar activity taking place throughout the city.

Staff Reading Picks for September

Redshirts by John Scalzi

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!

New Website: Civil War on the Western Border

Civil War on the Western Border

The Kansas City area has a rich Civil War history. And now there’s a new way to discover and research the legacy of the Kansas-Missouri Border War.

August Staff Reading Picks

The Sisters Brothers

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.