New in 2018

A New Partnership: Missouri Evergreen
Big news for library cardholders! We will be transitioning mid-year to a new, and larger, library partner group. This move will offer NKCPL cardholders access to more than 2.3 million items--nearly a million more materials than our current partnership--from 40 libraries (and counting!). The new group, called Missouri Evergreen, is backed by the Missouri State Library. To find out what this switch means for you, please check out the sidebar to the right. Patrons who access NKCPL resources using a Kansas City Public Library card will want to take special note. This switch will require Library users to have an NKCPL card (in good standing) in order to access the Library's collection items (print and digital) and library computers. Again, please see the sidebar for more details. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask a staffer!

Missouri Evergreen Catalog Questions
To access your library card account online start by clicking the catalog tab at the top of the page. Then, in the top right corner you will see a "My Account" button. The first time you log in you will use your library card number as your PIN Number or Password. Once logged in you can change your password under "Account Preferences". Here you can also make some neat changes to your account like adding text notifications and creating your own lists!!

Changes on the Lower Level
Now that the City's Parks and Recreation department has moved to their new home (check out their new spot across from Macken Park!), the Library plans to utilize a larger portion of the building's lower level. As part of this usage, some of our collection and technology offerings may shift a bit as we expand to two full-service floors. We are also excited to look ahead ot the construction of a permanent Makerspace area. This space will house all the trappings of our current mobile sewing lab: Janome sewing machines, Ott lights, ironing boards and irons, fabric, notions and more. It will also give us room to spread our wings a bit and offer more classes--and classes that cover an expanded slate or projects and skills--than we're currently able. Sewists can look forward to in-house machine checkout and open studio time, as well. For more info about sewing opportunities at NKCPL, click this site's Programs and Events tab. 

Here are some pictures of the Makerspace's construction in progress!

     
Framing walls and hanging sheetrock          Getting ready for new doors

        

The doors are on! Just waiting for new carpet.          In the meantime, here's a view from the outside...

 
 Update (4/6): The carpet is in! We're almost there!! :)

And Finally, One Big Upgrade!
It's lived a good life (17 years!), but this carpet has to go! Which is why we're especially excited to say that this year, the building will be fitted with new carpet throughout. This process will start in early April and continue throughout the month. We will be closed on Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24, while this work takes place on the Library's main level. 

The Library will be CLOSED for carpeting on Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24.

Questions? Please don't hesitate to get in touch: 816.221.3360. In the meantime, you can track the progress of these and other 2018 projects via our facebook page. Hope to see you around the Library soon!