Lucile Bluford Day
Bluford Branch | Saturday, July 1 | 11 a.m.

The Library celebrates the legacy of the renowned former editor and publisher of The Call at the branch named for her. Special, daylong exhibits highlight Bluford’s life and career in this first statewide commemoration.

Summer Reading 2017
May 22-July 28

The Library’s Summer Reading Programs offer great reading challenges for all ages! The youth of Kansas City will Build a Better World through reading, events, and activities, and adult readers are encouraged to Push Your Shelf by exploring books beyond the usual comfort zones.

Southeast Branch updates and Digital Media Lab space
Coming soon: new study rooms, meeting facilities, carpet, paint, furniture, technology, and more. The location will also become the permanent home for the Teen Digital Media Lab.


KC History: Starry, Starry Nights
Following celebrations for Kansas City's centennial birthday, Starlight Theatre began its first season on June 25, 1951, with the musical The Desert Song. Attending outdoor performances in Swope Park quickly became a beloved summertime tradition for many locals.