Kids

Vote for the 2014 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award!

Cast your vote here. To cast a vote, a child must have listened to at least 5 of the books on this list. Voting is open to children in kindergarten and younger.

Please vote for one title. One vote per child is allowed. Voting ends December 31, 2014.

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Planning the Perfect Park

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On a recent Sunday at the Plaza Branch, two dozen citizens gathered to plan their ideal Kansas City park. Sports fields, petting zoos, ice cream stands, rock-climbing walls, trails – no idea was too big or too small.

Rock the Block: Duplo Jams Comes to the Library

Duplo

Like a younger (and bigger) brother to Lego, Duplo has stacked its way into kids’ playrooms for decades. At twice the size of their Lego counterparts, Duplo blocks are safe toys for getting pre-schoolers’ imaginations fired up.

How to Sign Up for Summer Reading

Remember that feeling from your childhood of the beginning of summer? That feeling of anticipation the end of the school year holds or waking up that marvelous first morning of summer vacation full of expectation? What did you do with those summers of your childhood?

Summer Reading Coming Soon

Summer Reading logo

The Kansas City Public Library wants to partner with you on your reading adventures this summer! Starting June 1, for every three hours you read, you can win a prize. Read for 12 hours to complete the program and earn a book plus other prizes. There will also be drawings for additional prizes, so make sure and get your name in for a chance to win!

Video: Storytelling for Kids in the Film Vault

Jamie Mayo

The Kansas City Public Library is full of stories – narratives that walk, talk, laugh, and sometimes even fly. At least they do in the hands of a talented storyteller like our Central Youth Services Supervisor, Jamie Mayo. We recently made a video of Mayo regaling a group of visiting kids at the Central Library.