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Celebrating 150 years of the Kansas City Public Library

The Kansas City Public Library has a fresh logo and digital presence, just in time for its 150 year celebration this winter.

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This postcard shows the old Public Library building at 9th and Locust streets.

Photo via Kansas City Public Library

Turning a new page. Today the Kansas City Public Library is unveiling its new digital look ahead of its 150th anniversary this December.

The rebrand includes a new logo + website design.

“The library’s new logo — the owl in the circle — captures the essence of the library’s 150 years. A library brings together many circles within our community[...]The owl represents the pursuit of wisdom and knowledge, as everyone at the library comes together in a spirit of collaboration,” Media Relations and Communications Specialist Anna Bernard told us.

Hear more about the rebrand at the Central branch (14 W. 10th St., KCMO) this morning. A breakfast buffet begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by a 15-minute presentation at 10 a.m.

A year-long observance will take place in 2024 to celebrate the 150-year anniversary of KCPL. More events will be announced later this year.

With the anniversary around the corner, we want to know — what does the KCPL mean to you? Share with us in our inbox.

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