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No More Library Late Fines. Seriously.
As of July 1, 2019, the Library will no longer charge fines on overdue materials. Bonus: we’ve also cleared existing late fines from all accounts, giving our patrons a fresh start. Get the details about what FREEDOM FROM FINES means for you and your fellow Library users.
 
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Children's Book Week, an annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, launched in 1919 and is currently the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. In 2019 the annual event celebrates its 100th anniversary;  on the occasion of this notable milestone, the Library shares the history of Children's Book Week and highlights a collection of commemorative posters produced throughout the program's past.
Children's Book Week, an annual celebration of books for youth and the joy of reading, was launched in 1919 and is currently the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Marking the event's 100th anniversary, the Library shares its history and spotlights a remarkable collection of commemorative Children's Book Week posters dating to that founding year. 
 
Trolley car

The name of Kansas City’s Trolley Trail – a six-mile path now populated by walkers, runners, and bikers – offers some indication of its original purpose. The route is one of the last pieces of the city’s original streetcar system.

Library Offers Access to Kansas City Star Digital Editions
The Kansas City Star Image Edition service provides readers with free access to digital versions of the full paper, with an archive ranging from 2013 to present. View the paper online just as it appears in print; plus you can share, clip, print, and save articles, add citations, conduct searches, and view easily on mobile devices.
 
The Library joins the Kansas City community in saying a fond, grateful goodbye to Henry Bloch, one of the city’s greatest entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Bloch, who co-founded H&R Block in 1955 and helped build it into the world’s largest tax preparation company, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 96.
 
What's Your KCQ?

J.P. Morgan of Olathe suspects most people haven’t noticed the bridge that goes nowhere in Kansas City, even though thousands of drivers pass it on their daily commutes.

It’s in the Benton Curve on Interstate 70, between Benton Boulevard and Indiana Avenue.

"I’ve seen it for years and I was always wondering,” Morgan said. “I’ve tried to look it up online but found no information on it whatsoever."

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