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Vote for Your Library
4741 Central Street, #329
Kansas City, MO 64112
Funds will be used to upgrade and renovate existing library branches, including improvements to air conditioning systems, bathrooms, parking lots, and improved public safety measures and equipment.
Your library will modernize and improve its digital resources, including new and additional computers, adult learning and training programs, and a digital curriculum that is designed to increase access to newer technologies.
Voting YES will allow the library to expand the reach of its summer reading program, its digital media lab, and other community programs that promote literacy throughout Kansas City.
The library plans to add staff and resources to the library’s outreach to the elderly and disabled, as well as children participating in daycare or early childhood programs. The library will also be able to continue and maintain its free events and speakers.
ENHANCING YOUTH LITERACY
Children's programs, including story times and Friday Night Family Fun events.
The Library’s Books to Go program delivered 101,600 materials to children at preschools and childcare centers.
Participation in youth summer reading, designed to maintain reading retention between school years, totaled 3,483 children and teens.
4,700 Children Helped
HELPING SENIORS STAY INDEPENDENT
Seniors and others who are homebound received books and other materials.
Library cards give seniors access to affordable social events.
Library outreach services are provided to senior living communities.
13,985 Books Delivered
31,000 Library Cards
16 Communities Served
IMPROVING COMPUTER ACCESS AND LITERACY
Computer and wireless internet sessions at Library locations give all community members access to online resources.
Public computers help people find jobs and resources.
Individuals seeking to improve their computer skills participate in classes, learning circles and one-to-one sessions, and online training sessions.
335,871 Usage Hours
31,632 Classes Attended