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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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Kansas City Public Library’s Cindy Hohl Elected to National Office
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Monday, July 13, 2020

The Kansas City Public Library’s director of branch operations has received national recognition.

Cindy Hohl, who has overseen the Library system’s branch operations for nearly three years, took office July 1, 2020, as president of the American Indian Library Association (AILA), an affiliate of the American Library Association.

Summer Reading 2020 Extended
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
If you've been participating in the Library's 2020 Summer Reading Program, LIVE THE FANTASTIC, and you were racing to finish your books before the deadline, we've got great news for you: the Library just added another month's worth of bookish bandwith, giving you extra time to read, record your books, and earn prizes! We know everyone has a lot going on this summer (to put it mildly), so we've extended our Summer Reading program through August 31, 2020.
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Friday, July 10, 2020

This time “What’s Your KCQ?,” a community partnership between the Kansas City Public Library and The Star, heads for one of the city’s best known “unknown” places.

Reserve a Computer Session
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Monday, July 13, 2020
The Kansas City Public Library now offers computer access by appointment at four of its locations. This is part of the continued effort to give patrons access to Library resources after being closed for four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrons can sign up online, over the phone, or at their preferred Library location to use computers at several locations. Learn more about the appointment service.
Library Events In Review
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Monday, July 20, 2020
During June 2020, the Library hosted a variety of programs that hit on a several timely issues, such as COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter. Check out our latest roundup of signature event videos from the past month.