The Next Chapter - System Wide


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Kansas City Public Library

The Kansas City Public Library has 10 wonderful library branches in the Kansas City area, and making sure everything runs well at every branch is a huge undertaking. The Library's administrative departments work with each of the branches to provide special programming, up-to-date technology, shelves full of well-curated materials, relevant digital resources, and more. Many of the initiatives being funded by the increased operating levy come from these departments for the benefit of all of our patrons, no matter what branch you call home.

Look for these icons with each project to help identify how it supports the Library's Next Chapter:

Increase Access icon

Increase access to materials & programs.

Expand Outreach icon

Expand outreach to the community.

Upgrade Digital icon

Upgrade computers and digital resources.

Improve Facilities icon

Renovate and replace aging facilities.

PROJECT STATUS:

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Completed

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Ongoing

COMMUNITY REFERENCE PROGRAMMING

Ongoing Project

Increase access to resources and networks to support economic development.

Estimated date of completion: Ongoing

Blog: "Need Direction? The Library's Community Reference Team Can Help."

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GROW SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Ongoing Project

Improve the yearly Summer Reading Program.

Estimated date of completion: Ongoing

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FILL THE SHELVES

Ongoing Project

Increase the physical and digital collections for all patrons.

Estimated date of completion: Ongoing

Increase access to materials and programs    Expand outreach to the community    Upgrade computers and digital resources

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PROGRAMING & EXHIBIT ENHANCEMENT

Ongoing Project

Provide more quality programs, events, and exhibits to our patrons.

Estimated date of completion: Ongoing

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EVENT VIDEO

Ongoing Project

Film our signature events and post them to our website for public viewing.

Estimated date of completion: Ongoing

Blog: "More Access to More Ideas: Watch Videos of Past Signature Events Online."

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ENHANCE DIGITAL INCLUSION

Ongoing Project

Enhance our Digital Inclusion efforts through the Tech Access program.

Estimated date of completion: Ongoing

Increase access to materials and programs    Expand outreach to the community    Upgrade computers and digital resources

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CAREER ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL

Ongoing Project

Continue funding the Career Online High School program.

Estimated date of completion: Ongoing

Increase access to materials and programs    Expand outreach to the community

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DIGITAL BRANCH ENCHANCEMENTS

Ongoing Project

Enhance our Digital Branch programming, including podcasting, events, and a hotspot loaning program.

Estimated date of completion: Ongoing

Increase access to materials and programs    Expand outreach to the community    Upgrade computers and digital resources

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READERS SERVICES ENHANCEMENT

Ongoing Project

Enhance our Readers Services.

Estimated date of completion: Ongoing

Increase access to materials and programs    Expand outreach to the community

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EXPANDED HOURS

Completed

Remain open later on weekends, providing a safe space for youth and others.

Estimated date of completion: September 6, 2019

Blog: "We're Here (Longer) for You"

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