Library life

Summer Reading Program: Zoo to You Events!

Zoo to You brought animal ambassadors from the Kansas City Zoo to the Library.

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).

Amazing Response for Sandra Day O’Connor at the Library!

Sanda Day O'Connor

Over the last 6+ years, the Kansas City Public Library has sought to transform the way the people of greater Kansas City use libraries to stay informed about current events and learn more about landmark moments in history with an aggressive schedule of programs featuring scholars, authors, and public figures.

Revisiting America's Music: Pat Nichols

Pat Nichols

Lawrence bluesman Pat Nichols made some new fans this spring when he kicked off the Library’s ambitious America’s Music series at the Plaza Branch.

Staff Reading Picks for May

Sunset Limited

We are starting a regular blog post here at the Kansas City Public Library: Staff Picks! Every month our staff will list their reading selections. It could be a new release, an old favorite, or just something unique that they have come across.

Preserving Kansas City Women’s History

As part of Preservation Week, we are highlighting one of the recent projects here at the Kansas City Public Library: the preservation of the Athenaeum Collection.