Fun & Festivities

Please join us for Library in the Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at Big Eleven Lake Park, located at 10th and State Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas!

Fun for All Ages

Passport to Fun

In addition to music, food and an author visit, Library in the Park features several other fun activities! See below for some of what you'll find at this year's event. Plus, if you complete our Passport to Fun, you could get a t-shirt! You also can go here and sign up for updates.

Under the Big Tent

The Big Tent this year will serve as a Movie and Music Extravaganza. We'll show a family-friendly movie (to be announced soon) throughout the festival. Staff will be on hand to provide movie and music recommendations along with Viewing Stations with pre-loaded movie suggestions, which will be available to check out while supplies last. You also can learn more about other items available for checkout, upcoming events and our eCommunity site.

Kansas City Symphony Instrument Petting Zoo

Instrument Petting Zoo

The Kansas City Symphony's Bush and Jamie Helzberg Instrument Petting Zoo will be on hand allowing the opportunity to see and hear different instruments of the orchestra -- up close and personal!

Balloon Animals

Balloon AnimalsKCKPL Library Associate Jacob will be on hand to make balloon animals. To the right is a photo of Jacob at the Turner Recreation Center's Fit & Fun Day making balloon animals.

Face Painting

Face Painting Library in the Park will once again feature face painting. Face painters include KCKPL Librarian Sheryl Nance-Durst.

KC Keepers Book Giveaway

KC KeepersThe KC Keepers, the local chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance, will be be at the event to giveaway books for free. The non-profit, volunteer organization will give away books for kids, young adults and adults along with information about the organization.