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Free COVID-19 Vaccine
As variants of the COVID-19 virus continue to spread throughout the area, the Library is partnering with KC CARE Health Center to offer FREE COVID-19 vaccine sessions at select Library locations on scheduled days and times - no appointment necessary. Get details on how to get vaccinated.
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Pete Browne’s roots in Kansas City run deep. Born in Midtown, he still lives there with his wife Julie and their three children. The heavy construction firm he co-founded, Kissick Construction, is now a 28-year fixture that he serves as president. Now, he helps lead the Library.
MLK Day of Service
In keeping with the civil rights leader’s spirit of service, the Kansas City Public Library’s AmeriCorps VISTA Project is collecting donations of travel-sized personal care items for a Hygiene Kit Drive. From January 3-12, 2022, visit any Kansas City Public Library location to drop off supplies in dedicated boxes. 
If a parent is jealous of children’s programming, a library knows it has hit on a good idea. The Kansas City Public Library’s Read Outside the Box program is definitely an idea that parents wish they had for themselves.
Undocumented noncitizen term
For nearly 30 years, the Library of Congress used the search term “illegal aliens” to describe undocumented noncitizens. Last year, the Kansas City Public Library decided the term was dehumanizing and eliminated it – well ahead of thousands of other libraries.
National News Literacy Week
The Kansas City Public Library wants to help the community get and stay informed with its participation in National News Literacy Week 2022. The initiative led by the News Literacy Project and E.W. Scripps from January 24-28 promotes news literacy as a vital life skill.