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On #GivingTuesday and through December, your gift will support The Kansas City Public Library's Books to Give program, which gives free books to young people and their families. With your financial support, the library is able to carefully select titles that reflect the diversity of our community and give them to those who need them most. Give a gift that keeps giving by supporting Kansas City Public Library Books to Give.


All donations to the Friends of the Library are 100% tax-deductible and support the Kansas City Public Library, so don't hesitate to soar above and beyond to support the Library you love! 

Consider that:

$100 connects one family to the internet at home for an entire school year, making possible the completion of online homework assignments, access to live tutoring, and exploration of college and job opportunities 

$250 teaches 65 brand new parents about the importance of reading to their newborns and gives each baby their first book 

$500 starts home libraries for 116 children living in poverty (extra important because being surrounded by books at home is the single most important predictor of student performance) 

$1,000 grants a full scholarship to one adult earning their high school diploma and career certificate from the Library’s Career Online High School, giving them a second chance to build a better life for their family.
(In case all this impact isn’t enough for you, a one-time gift of $1,000 to the Friends today makes you a member of the Friends for life!)

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Book Donations

DUE TO COVID-19, we are UNABLE to accept

donations at this time. 


Thank you for thinking of the Kansas City Public Library when selecting a home for your treasured items!  Once we are given the go ahead to accept book donations again, the Friends of the Library will gladly accept and sort your in-kind donations of books and other materials, finding new homes for them mostly through various book sales throughout the year.

For specific inquiries, please contact our "Master of Books", Tom,  directly by email or phone at 816.529.5884. 

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