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Kansas City Public Library

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Address: 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
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+1 816-701-3400
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 09:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Great for kids

My kids like their section. I have been here for a puppet show with them and a dad's group outing that included a movie. The cafe is good and I like looking through the stack of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Raytown, Missouri
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Raytown, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My kids like their section. I have been here for a puppet show with them and a dad's group outing that included a movie. The cafe is good and I like looking through the stack of books for sale. Staff is very helpful.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

KC has a few great old libraries. Built on karge scale with ore ekectronic reader comfort in mind. Even if you just like old historic significant well aintained buildings and dint read books peek in for a nice eyeful of historic knowledge transfer!!

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This historic beauty is a must visit if in the city. As historical beauties go - this one is sure not to disappoint! What a library!

Thank holeinone44
Sherwood Park, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The best part of this visit was looking at the giant classic books that decorate the facade of the parking garage. Great photo ops. Be sure to check out the book benches at the transit centre across the street too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We went in and found the walking guide to the Plaza there. No thanks to the youngster at the desk. I asked anything we should see. She said no. That was the visit. So thankful I located the walking guide.

Thank RMgigi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing programs😂Very exciting authors brought in every month!! Crosby Kemper a wonderful interviewer . The downtown library beautiful. Also, kind to the homeless😃

Thank Leslie A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

While walking by, saw a poster about a hub cap art display indie the library and decided to visit. The art was very unique and well displayed in a spacious well lit area. While we did not look for any book, saw there was a nice computer area to access the internet. Outside of this library is unique with oversized... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I only saw the giant books adorming the walls of the library, so I cannot comment on the insdei of the library itself. However, it is worth passing by this display as it is quite unusual and dominates the road. The lovely trees were fourishing and so blocked some of the view in the photos.

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Kansas City, MO USA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Pathetic excuse for a library. I requested a book almost a month ago. Apparently they did not have it, but said they could get it from another library. After a few weeks, I send an email asking the status of my request. They did not bother to respond. Today when I tried to login to see if there was an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This is an absolutely amazing and beautiful library. The architecture is wonderful. It's a place you want to go and stay a while. The children's area was so nice I had to peel my granddaughter away. They also have a little cafe. We also enjoyed the parking structure next door that looks like a book shelf. Just a great stop... More 

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