Since 1895, 20 people have served as KCKPL's director or acted in the role of director. The following list represents those professionals.
- Carol Levers -- 2010-present
- Jason Strickland (acting - school district personnel) -- 2009-2010
- John Rios (acting - school district personnel) -- 2008-2009
- Charles Perdue -- 1988-2008
- Teresa Garrison (acting - library personnel) -- 1987-1988
- Raymond E. Riddle -- 1985-1987
- Teresa Garrison (acting - library personnel) -- 1984-1985
- Charles Joyce -- 1978-1984
- Carl Kent (acting - school district personnel) -- 1978-1978
- Esther Norman (acting - library personnel) -- 1978-1978
- Willard Dennis -- 1963-1978
- Esther Norman -- 1953-1963
- Gerald H. Sandy -- 1941-1953
- Donald Kohlstedt -- 1935-1941
- O.Q. Claflin (acting)
- Bertha McMann -- 1924-1932
- Sara Judd Greenman -- 1902-1924
- Mina Lane Fanin -- 1899-1902
- Mary Farrow -- 1897-1899
- Elizabeth Mae Dickinson -- 1895-1897
The following articles focus on KCKPL's history.
- Click here to read the Then & Now Series article about the Library's History. Margaret Landis researched and wrote this article. Find the series online by going here.
- Read bio about Sarah Richart, known as the "Benefactor of the Library".
Kansas City, Kansas Public Library's mascot is a lizard named RU Reading.
Kansas City, Kansas Public Library has had many iterations over the years of logos to represent the library.
The following are photos of Kansas City, Kansas Public Library facilities throughout its history.