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Kansas City Public Library

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Address: 14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO 64105-1702
Phone Number: 816.701.3400
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Stunning!

This is one of my favorite buildings in downtown KC. The architecture is beautiful! Try to get to the roof and check out the view. And of course, the giant books on the parking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of my favorite buildings in downtown KC. The architecture is beautiful! Try to get to the roof and check out the view. And of course, the giant books on the parking garage are super awesome :)

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Thank James J
Eastchester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent a few hours at the library before my flight home to kill time with a little reading and it is a beautiful library and very relaxing. Check it out. Parking is a pain (and expensive) but other than that, it's a perfect way to spend a day.

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Thank Jordon H
High Ridge, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure and see the murals on the parking garage next door. There's a rooftop terrace with a large chessboard, a café on the first floor and they host art exhibits...I saw an exhibit of hubcap art...loved it! Lots of history here in the old first national bank building. ..don't forget to go i was the basement and see the... More 

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Thank tdelbruegge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The kids section is amazing. The staff is really nice. There is plenty to do for all ages, including coloring, computers, books, events, puppets shows things. Their selection is great too. As an adult there is always a great selection and the movie vault is great! They have lots of movies and tv shows!

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Thank Kristen L
Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was on my list of "must see" places. The parking garage is decorated with a huge mural of book spines, and the steps are concrete books! The library itself is across the street, and is classical styled but beautifully maintained. The light fixtures and the woodwork are worth seeing if you like that type of thing. If you're a... More 

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Thank susanwithagoodbook
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Library. Friendly staff...loved the movie vault, enjoyed browsing the archives on the 5th floor and the 5th floor patio (there's a giant chess set!). Stopped to see the outdoor "bookshelf", and so glad we made a visit inside a priority.

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Thank Carolyn K
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Wanted to check out this library after hearing about its history and the unique features it has. Bank vault was neat, giant chess set on roof was cool too. Nice sized kids area with computers, coloring, and train tracks to put together. This was a very brief visit with my kids but would love to go back and explore on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Took 4 kids ages 7-12 here for the first time the other day. I had to grab a book from here the other day, had never been, and was intrigued by the architecture and the fact that this is a bank form the 1800's converted into a library. This is a really cool place! Not enough time to write a... More 

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Thank Kyla M
Highland, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We visited to see Shakespeare's First Folio and spent hours exploring. The staff was friendly and informative. The programming is exceptional. It was a lovely afternoon!

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Thank SMallrich
Louisburg, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We love coming here! From the books on the parking garage to the chess pieces on the rooftop, it's a cool place to visit. Check out the vault turned movie theater and the exhibits, too. The children's area is very cool!

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