It would be kind of retro-cool to bill the Library’s new outreach vehicle as its first bookmobile in more than half a century. Except it’s more than a bookmobile. The customized, brightly emblazoned cargo van hit the streets Thursday, September 17, 2020, ferrying bags of books, audiobooks, and DVDs to residents of area senior living centers as part of the Library’s Lobby Stops program. It will be a frequent presence at other outreach events and activities, transporting displays, supplies, and other materials and serving as a pop-up gathering place. Equipped with Wi-Fi, it’ll also eventually provide patrons who need it with essential internet access.
You’ve asked “What’s your KCQ?” a lot of questions over the years, and The Star and the Kansas City Public Library have been hard at work answering them. Here’s a trip down memory lane: The best, and quirkiest, of KCQ.
Learn more about the mechanical rabbit deployed by the Kansas City Athletics in the 1960s.