library http://kcur.org en New KC Library Bridges Centuries, Riles Historians http://kcur.org/post/new-library-bridges-centuries-riles-historians <p>Say you’re researching for a book report. Or looking up local history. Maybe you want to learn to some do-it-yourself home repair. Chances are good you’ll log on to the internet and get your answers in a few minutes without leaving your chair.</p><p>This leaves old-fashioned libraries with a problem: how to get people back to the stacks.</p><p>One local library has a unique solution for facing the future by embracing the past. The new branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library literally joins a 21st century building with a pre-Civil War home.</p><p>But not everybody is happy about it.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:42:42 +0000 Alex Smith 35765 at http://kcur.org New KC Library Bridges Centuries, Riles Historians Two Area Libraries Receive National Recognition http://kcur.org/post/two-area-libraries-receive-national-recognition <p>The John Cotton Dana Award is considered one of the most prestigious in the library marketing and public relations field.&nbsp; Out of eight winners this year, two area libraries - Lawrence Public Library and Mid-Continent Public Library - were recognized. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:33:51 +0000 Laura Spencer 35633 at http://kcur.org Two Area Libraries Receive National Recognition