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A New Director Takes Over As The Kansas City Public Library Copes With Pandemic Uncertainty

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Laura Spencer
KCUR 89.3
Earlier this summer, Kansas City library staffers visited with patrons at Swope Park.

John Herron succeeds Crosby Kemper III at a time when the library's public events and finances have taken a hit.

He comes from UMKC, where he was the interim dean of the the College of Arts and Science.

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