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Missouri’s secretary of state wants to enact a new policy that libraries believe endangers your freedom to read and threatens to reduce community access to public library books and other resources. A public comment period runs through Thursday, December 15, 2022, giving you a chance to speak up for your right to read and speak out against censorship. Learn more and take action today.
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Have a delightfully spirited Halloween season with a monstrously good mashup of scary story recommendations, frightfully fun films, and other creepily cool Library resources.
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Media literacy is about accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating, and engaging with information. Whether news comes from a print newspaper, an online story, a social media post, a radio program or podcast, a video presentation, or other formats or channels, being able to critically evaluate sources and information is essential to being a well-rounded citizen.

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The Library and local nonprofit Strawberry Week join for this year's Flowvember donation drive, collecting menstruation products — liners, pads, tampons, and cups — to be distributed  free throughout the community and available to patrons visiting Library restrooms. Boxes of supplies or individually wrapped items can be donated in designated bins at all Library locations November 1-30.
'A Message to Our Community' over book shelves

The office of Missouri’s secretary of state wants public libraries to act in the very best interests of our children. We’ve long done that at the Kansas City Public Library and have no doubt that is the priority and practice of libraries across the state.

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Podcast guest Brandon Calloway is the CEO and co-founder of G.I.F.T., a nonprofit that gives grants to businesses East of Troost – long known as Kansas City’s racial dividing line – to reverse the lingering effects of redlining that contribute to the racial wealth gap.