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Literary Tourism: The Kansas City Public Library goes above and beyond to impress book lovers. Find out more in the Fall issue of Curiositales Magazine.

Literary Tourism: The Kansas City Public Library goes above and beyond to impress book lovers. Find out more in the Fall issue of Curiositales Magazine.

The Kansas City Public Library

Kansas City, Missouri


A library is a bookworm’s best friend, a step up from bookstores because here, you can read all the books for free. The Kansas City Public Library goes above and beyond to impress book lovers- its Central Branch parking garage façade is made up of larger than life (25”x9” to be exact) literary favorites towering over patrons. It gives the impression that here, one really can get lost in a book.

Literary Tourism: The Kansas City Public Library goes above and beyond to impress book lovers. Find out more in the Fall issue of Curiositales Magazine.


Though it was built in 2006, it features classics such as To Kill a Mockingbird, The Lord of the Rings, and Fahrenheit 451. This modern structure was built to beautify the city, provide additional parking, and honor literacy, proving that you really can have it all.

Literary Tourism: The Kansas City Public Library goes above and beyond to impress book lovers. Find out more in the Fall issue of Curiositales Magazine.

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What’s more, on July 1, 2019, Kansas City Public Library terminated late fees. 

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14 W. 10th St. Kansas City, Missouri, 64105

 photo by David Lee King

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