Readers Services

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really, really good books.

Personalized Reading Profile

Get reading recommendations... customized just for you! Complete a personalized reading profile and our expert librarians will match your tastes with some great reads.

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Book Groups

The Kansas City Public Library features book groups on a regular basis.

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Reading Lists

If you’re in the market for fresh book titles or authors, these themed lists can provide you with some inspiration.

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Adult Summer Reading 2017: PUSH YOUR SHELF

For the first time, the Library's adult and youth seasonal reading programs are joining together for one great Summer Reading Program. While the youth of Kansas City aim to Build a Better World, we encourage adults to do the same and Push Your Shelf. Read a book outside your comfort zone, explore new reading formats, and go beyond the books by finding ways to challenge yourself and take part in activities that enrich yourself or our community.

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Book Reviews

I'm not sure I've ever had a novel recommended to me more highly, more insistently, by more people, than The Force by Don Winslow.

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Readers Scene

Summer 2017 introduced what many referred to as the Pizza Hut Book It! program for adults.

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