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AmeriCorps VISTAs at the Library

Through an AmeriCorps VISTA grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Kansas City Public Library is working breaking the cycle of poverty with the support and service of four VISTA members.

Local History

The American Royal: A Gift from the Stockyards

As a beloved and longstanding institution, the American Royal owes much of its early success to the Kansas City Stock Yards Company. The bond between the Stockyards and the growing organization was certainly one of mutual benefit.

Library Life

Librarians Work To Keep Collection Current

Clothes. Cars. Computers. They don’t last forever, succumbing to wear and tear, obsolescence, or shifts in interests and tastes. It’s the same with library books.

Book Reviews

Book Review: August 1914 by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

As a young man, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn hit upon the idea of writing a great epic cycle of novels about Russia, and especially the history of the creation of the Soviet Union and its rise.

Library Life

Go Set a Watchman: From Ordering to Shelving

Just how does a Library book find its way onto the shelf? A behind-the-scenes look at the recent release of Go Set a Watchman here at the Kansas City Public Library.

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