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“Historic NeoClassical Bank is a great library!”

Kansas City Public Library
Ranked #34 of 164 things to do in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

This building is a beautiful setting for the library, as well as many community activities. Marble colums flank the southern entrance where huge brass doors invite you into the impossing space, There is a display about the history of the building in the former tellers' windows area. Elevators take you to the outdoor roof deck (available for parites) with its life-sized chess set or to the basement where you can step into the original bank vault, which has been converted into a small film theatre. There is also a small cafe. Well-worth a visit.

Thank wiffee
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

wonderful place to see and very good feeling to be there

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Reviewed June 7, 2012

went to get books before our vacation with our daughter. If you are looking for good Christian novels, they have few. Not very many choices

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Reviewed May 22, 2012

atmosphere is perfect for a library, so large and so much to learn

Thank Shirley S
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

My daughter needed books for a research paper so we decided to try the main branch downtown. The library itself is in a cool building and is very nice. However, this is where the homeless go during the day since the shelters are not open until the evening. My daughter is very pretty and was stared at the whole time we were there. It really scared her and made me very uncomfortable. I don't recommending letting your kids be there without an adult with them 100% of the time.

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