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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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Thursday, July 23, 2020
Nominations are open for The Pitch's Best of Kansas City 2020 and you're encouraged to cast a vote for your favorite Kansas City Library location and nominate the Library in a few other categories. Below are a few suggestions to get you started. First-round nominations run through July 31!
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

In a tragic twist of fate, the recreational roadway that was one of Mahoney’s proudest achievements would also cost him his life and have a profound impact on his family for generations.

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.