Sept. 12: A Day of Free Family Fun with Library in the Park

library in the parkKansas City, Kansas Public Library is hosting our first outdoor festival, Library in the Park.  It’s a day of free, family fun featuring live music, food, and activities. Let’s celebrate the community and the library! Library in the Park will take place at Big Eleven Lake in Kansas City, KS on September 12, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.  Library in the Park is completely free and will include activities for all ages. The downtown festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with DashKCK, a 5K run/walk hosted by the Downtown Shareholders and Donnelly College.

Starting at 10:00 am, there will be performances from local bands and dancers including Rosie’s Dance Academy, AY Musik, Trio Aztlan, and The Grisly Hand.  Activities will include storytime, face painting, crafts, demonstrations of library digital collections, book recommendations, and more.  Attendees will also get to visit the Mobile Library to sign up for a card and check out items.

Library in the Park will also include a taco competition with local KCK taquerias Bonito Michoacan, Carniceria la Siete, Ninfa's, and Con Sabor a Mexico.  Attendees will get a chance to sample tacos from all four locations and vote on which taco is the best.  Those who vote in the contest will be entered to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

For more information on Library in the Park and to RSVP, visit Those interested in participating in DashKCK can learn more and register at