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Building A Community Of Readers

Building a Community of Readers with Books to Go

Books to Go

Most library patrons must make a trip to the library to take advantage of its many services. But for more than 6,500 Kansas City children at more than 351 sites, the Books to Go program brings the library to them.

Book Reviews

Tower by Nigel Jones

Tower by Nigel Jones

It has stood as a landmark for over nine hundred years. It has held infamous prisoners and royalty. Millions flock to it every year. The Tower of London has served many functions during its long life.

Book Reviews

Objects of My Affection by Jill Smolinski

Objects Of My Affection by Jill Smolinski

What happens when you combine a professional organizer with a messy personal life, an eccentric artist who considers hoarding a full-time job, and a huge secret that one of them is trying to keep from the other? You get Jill Smolinski’s newest novel, Objects of My Affection.

Featured Authors

The Mysterious Mind behind Lemony Snicket

Daniel Handler

What secrets are lurking in the mind of Daniel Handler? I recently had the opportunity to speak with the author, better known as his character/alter-ego Lemony Snicket, the narrator of the 13-book saga A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Book Reviews

Words in Air: the Complete Correspondence of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, ed. Thomas Travisano and Saskia Hamilton

Words in Air

In his poem, "To Sir Henry Wotton," John Donne observes: "Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls, For thus, friends absent speak. This ease controls The tediousness of my life; but for these I could ideate nothing which could please…" This is a sentiment Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell would heartily endorse.