As Library Director Crosby Kemper III pointed out early this morning at the Plaza Branch, Danny O’Neill is “the man who wakes Kansas City up.” For local coffee drinkers, this assessment is quite literally, elementally true.
Last November 7-13 was Food For Fines week at the Kansas City Public Library, and our food bins truly overran with donations to Harvesters: The Community Food Network . But while anyone could bring in food to reduce their late fees, only one person could win our recipe contest.
Do you have the cooking chops to become the Kansas City Public Library’s resident Top Chef? In celebration of Food for Fines  (Nov. 7-13), we’re holding a recipe contest to see who can come up with the best dish using nonperishable food.
Public libraries have always been beacons for entrepreneurs. Recent graduates and seasoned professionals alike need easy, affordable access to pertinent information that will help their businesses grow. Libraries charge neither tuition nor membership dues, and many of their resources, such as powerful databases , are available online.