Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Kansas City According To Crosby Kemper III

Public radio feature on Kansas City's leading library dude and the loudest opponent of so much developer tax subsidy. Checkit: From Banking To Books: The KC Public Library's Crosby Kemper III

13 Comments:

Bob said...

He is a Kansas City treasure.

Anonymous said...

Why do we subsidize Iibraries? Shouldn't private industry pay for them if there is demand?

Anonymous said...

"Then, the Kansas City Public Library came calling: they wanted him to solve some of the financial problems that “the library thought it had but it didn’t, really,” he said.

He agreed to be the interim director in 2005. It turned out the library had the opposite of a financial problem. They had some leftover money from a capital campaign, which they used for programming."

Anonymous said...

Mr. Kemper may not consider himself a civic leader, but many area residents have come to trust his judgment and word.

Great respect for an individual is perhaps the highest compliment one can offer to them.

I have great respect for Mr. Kemper and appreciate his civic service.

Anonymous said...

Letters and numbers answered.

Anonymous said...

What is he talking about? Nothing done.

Anonymous said...

A lot of uncomfortable silence. RIF mobiles? More library card availability and usage? More parents as teachers groups. More mentoring? Where will it be 5 years from now?

Anonymous said...

PLEASE Crosby, become the next Mayor of KC. You would certainly excel and Kansas City would be all the better for it..

Anonymous said...

No way the Chamber boys are going to allow Kemper to hold any public office.

Anonymous said...

He 's a nice man.

Anonymous said...

A Republican Mayor of KC? When pigs grow wings.

Anonymous said...

There is such an animal...Google it. Historically, the probability is conceivable. So, after the library, mayor? Interesting. A life well lived.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with that.