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Black Lives Matter, Black Stories Matter
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Friday, June 5, 2020
Our city and nation are hurting in the wake of the senseless, horrifying death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. The Kansas City Public Library stands in full support of the many across our country — including our staff and their families and others in our community — who have marched in protest and in profound, insistent hope for the future.  We decry the longstanding racial inequities and injustice at the root of their unrest. We need more than ever to understand the challenges of a diverse America, allowing us to define and develop effective change when and wherever it is necessary.
 
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Hoopla
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
With hoopla, you get immediate access to hundreds of thousands of eBooks, digital audiobooks, movies, TV shows, and albums. Everything in the collection is always available. No holds. No wait. Learn more about hoopla.
 
Pop In Pick Up holds service launch
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
The Library’s Pop In / Pick Up holds service began Tuesday. May 19, 2020. Patrons were able to begin retrieving holds that were placed prior to March 15, when the Library’s physical locations closed. See how things went and learn what’s next.
 
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Monday, September 21, 2020

Back in 1942, the federal government uprooted 150 farms in northwest Johnson County as well as the entire town of Prairie Center so it could build an ammunition plant.
That’s the kind of sacrifice folks endured for the good of the country during World War II.

Shelf Help recommended reading service
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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Through Shelf Help, our librarians can guide you through these socially distanced times.

Image - COVID-19 Library Update
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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Beginning Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the Library initiates a phased-in reintroduction of some services and operations.  We begin with a new Pop In/Pick Up contact-free holds service, allowing patrons to pick up holds at five locations during designated hours, expanding to others in the coming weeks. But anxious as we are – and know that you are, too – we will remain cautious and deliberate. Read more about what our next steps are.

Follow updates at kclibrary.org/coronavirus. You can also find additional information at kclibrary.org/covid19resources.
 

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