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Summer Reading 2021
June 1 – August 15
Readers of all ages are invited to explore a bounty of HOMEGROWN STORIES  that celebrate regional roots and cultivate the seeds of learning in commemoration of Missouri’s Bicentennial. Read and log any five books, earn a reward!

Your KC Library is OPEN!
Welcome back inside your Library!  With our physical doors once again open to the community, our main priority continues to be the safety of everyone who enters our buildings to make use of our resources and services. Read more about what to expect during your visit.

Connect with the Library in KC's Parks
The Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City Parks and Recreation, and Kansas City Public Schools present the 2021 Pop In at the Park series.  Library staff members will be stationed in parks throughout the city on select days to provide summer learning opportunities and resources to families, connect people with key Library services, and more.

Read and Learn with Pride
Pride Month in June commemorates the Stonewall riots in New York's Greenwich Village, which ignited the gay rights movement in the United States in 1969. The Library celebrates with LGBTQIA+ book recommendations, highlights from past programs, film offerings, and other resources.

Need a Library Card? Get an eCard!
Sign up for an eCard and gain immediate access to our growing digital collections, including eBooks, digital audiobooks, streaming movies and TV, music, databases, education resources, and much more!

Explore Our Catalog
Find and place holds on books, DVDs, CDs, and more! You can also use the Library's catalog to discover reading lists and staff picks,  and rate and review the things you read, watch, or listen to. Start browsing now!
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