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Read a Banned Book!


Hey! Did you know that the last week of September is Banned Books Week? It's sort of like the library world's own little holiday where we celebrate the freedom to read by reading, talking about, and highlighting the most controversial books published in the United States every year. This year's focus is on the number […]

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In Memory: Children’s Author Anna Dewdney


Anna Dewdney, author and illustrator of the beloved children's series,  Llama, Llama , passed away on September 3, in her Vermont home at the age of 50, from brain cancer. She had illustrated books for other authors in the 1990s, but it was the publication in 2005 of Llama Llama Red Pajama, the first book in the picture book series, BibWidget that launched […]

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Moving Out, Moving On…KCLS Can Help!

So your teen has just left for college and you're an empty nester in a 3,000 square-foot home, coming to grips with being alone in that house. (Worry not...KCLS can help!) From Mom to Me Again, written by Melissa Schultz of the Huffington Post, offers support and suggestions from experts and mothers who have experienced the emotions so well-known, that "empty […]

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One-night stands: afraid of the dark


It's that time of year again, when the seasons change and things start to get spooky. I love this time of year, and I usually like to read some horror to get me in the mood for Halloween. However, I'm also kind of a wimp, so when I'm reading horror, I often like to get […]

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Get a KCLS Library Card 

September is Library Sign-up Month! Joe Cool being cool with library card

The library is a bridge to the world!!   When my coworker Paul was a boy, he was fascinated by going to the airport to look at the flight information boards of all the international departures and arrivals. So many planes came from and went all over the world, making him imagine those unknown countries. Libraries are even better than […]

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