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The Library invites all Kansas Citians to read, learn, imagine, and explore together in this year’s Summer Reading Program: All Together Now. No matter your tastes — fantastic fiction picks, riveting real-life reads, awesome audiobooks, or gorgeously illustrated graphic novels — you can read ANY five books between June 1 and August 15, 2023, log them online, and earn a reward. Join us in celebrating the power of books to build bonds, create connections, inspire us, enrich us, and empower us.
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Graphic with "KC Library Staff Picks 2020" that includes a pattern of books behind the words.

What books from the past year really resonated with our staff? From pop culture page-turners to mind-melting history reads, we’ve highlighted some favorites that offered bookish delight.

With the holidays in full swing, a What’s Your KCQ? reader recently wondered: “What happened to the Christmas decorations that used to be displayed downtown, particularly the crowns strung across the streets?”

'Ordinary Wonder' book cover along with author Buki Papillon

Buki Papillon is the winner of the second annual Maya Angelou Book Award for her acclaimed first novel An Ordinary Wonder. The award reading committee selected Papillon from four finalists who emerged from a field of more than 100 submissions. Learn more about the author and her award-winning book.

4 candy hearts breaking in sequence

This popular annual screening-and-discussion series continues after a big, pandemic break with romantic comedies that’ll prompt swooning, hilarity, and – psychoanalytic analysis. Join experts in pondering big relationship questions and even bigger questions about their Hollywood representations.

Graphic with "KC Library Staff Picks 2022 - NONFICTION" that includes a pattern of books behind the words.

No lie, our staff enjoyed a ton of top NONFICTION titles in 2022. See the collection of true stories that took our bookshelves by storm.