Library life

Young Friends Present Booktoberfest


Join the Young Friends of the Library on Friday night for an evening of books, beer, bites … and baseball. Booktoberfest brings together local breweries for a unique tasting event benefiting the Young Friends.

Banned Books Week: September 21−27

Fun Home

Banned Books Week allows libraries across the country to celebrate the freedom to read and discuss the books that have been subjected to bans or had their presence in schools, bookstores, and library collections challenged.

Cattlemen and Visionaries: The Men Who Made the Stockyards

Portrait of Joseph G. McCoy

Kansas City's population exploded between 1860 and 1900, and it was the people who lobbied for, invested in, and worked in the Kansas City livestock industry who deserve credit for making the city what it is today.

How I Got My First Library Card

Boise Public Library

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.

Libraryland: Mid-Continent Adds To KC Area’s Roll of National Medal Winners

National Medal for Museum and Library Service

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.

Kansas City Public Library Beta