Show Me Missouri!

Show Me Missouri!

Just because we live, work, and play here does not mean that we are experts on Missouri. The library is full of resources about your state. Learn more about it, and fall in love with the many interesting facets of this place we call home.

In the middle of the United States, Missouri is where famous people like author Mark Twain, scientist George Washington Carver and President Harry S. Truman were born. Call us stubborn like the Missouri mule (our state animal), but you can’t fault us for wanting to see the sources. To verify where I found this information, go to the Kansas City Public Library’s America the Beautiful database which is full of facts about all of the states.

Other than being in it, KC is also home to the Country Club Plaza, the Steamboat Arabia museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial. In addition, we boast the first sizable museum focused on the history of jazz.

Another way that the Library can take you on a virtual tour of Missouri is through books. One such book is S is for Show Me: A Missouri Alphabet by Judy Young/ Illustrated by Ross B. Young. In it, your imagination can travel from A to Z through great sites and events here. For example, did you know that the first ice cream cone was invented for the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904? What a delicious bit of trivia!

About the Author

Anna Francesca Garcia earned her Master of Library and Information Sciences Degree from the University of North Texas. August marks her tenth year working in public libraries. She has done so in both Nevada and Missouri. Currently, Anna is Kansas City Public Library’s Education Librarian..

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