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Pump up the volumes as the Library's Summer Reading Program again invites both youth and adults to Rock & Read. The song remains the same: Read and log five books between May 25-July 31, 2018, earn a rockin’ prize. Explore this year’s music-themed offerings, including suggested reading titles, events, book discussions, family activities, and more.

Pump up the volumes as the Library's Summer Reading Program again invites both youth and adults to Rock & Read. The song remains the same: Read and log five books between May 25-July 31, 2018, earn a rockin’ prize. Explore this year’s music-themed offerings, including suggested reading titles, events, book discussions, family activities, and more.

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If you’re reading this right there’s a good chance the Kansas City Public Library, and libraries in general, are an important part of your life. Congratulations. You’ve made a very good decision. What better time to celebrate than now? It’s National Library Week from April 8 – 14, 2018.

A Central Library barista started offering coffee tastings a year ago as a way to share her knowledge of the coffee world, but they have turned into something more—an opportunity to highlight local organizations that are helping the Kansas City community.
 
Overdue items. Damaged materials. Late fees and fines. The Library knows that sometimes life gets crazy, and the things you borrow from us get returned late or damaged. But we don’t want your account status to stand in the way of you visiting us or using Library services. So for one week, the Library is giving you a chance at a fresh start by erasing eligible, existing fines and fees during Bring It Back Week, April 2-8, 2018.
 
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Library showcases the legacies of several remarkable women in Coloring Kansas City: Women Who Made History, a coloring book curated by the Missouri Valley Special Collections.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Library showcases several remarkable women who have left their mark on the Kansas City region in Coloring Kansas City: Women Who Made History, a special, limited-edition coloring book curated by the Missouri Valley Special Collections.

Maria Hodge was part of the Kansas City Public Library's pilot program, English for Citizenship. For 12 weeks, she studied with her classmates in preparation for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ naturalization test.

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