Library Lets Loose

ONE NIGHT ONLY: PARTY AT THE LIBRARY

Let Loose with us at Johnson County Library Foundation’s signature annual event:

Library Lets Loose!

Saturday, September 17, 6:30-10 p.m.

This is the festive, lively, after-hours celebration and fundraiser for Library Lovers at Central Resource Library.

Photo of the 2022 Library Lets Loose Honorary Hosts, Will and Senia Shields

Meet Our 2022 Honorary Hosts
Senia and Will Shields!


Senia and Will are an amazing couple that has made a lasting philanthropic impact in Kansas City. They first came to KC in 1993 for Will to take a job with the KC Chiefs that landed him in the NFL Hall of Fame. During the same year, they established the Will to Succeed Foundation.

We are thrilled with their enthusiastic support – and after two years of celebrating virtually, we can’t wait to see you at the Library in person.

Event Highlights


⭐ Start the party with a jazz welcome featuring award-winning Shawnee Mission South Jazz Band.

⭐ Grab a cocktail and dig into delicious bites from local restaurants.

⭐ Make a donation for a chance to win a fabulous and unique experience.

⭐ Explore the Library in a scavenger hunt and win a special prize.

⭐ Have tons of fun with Kansas City’s favorite DJ Stann and dance the evening away.

⭐ Make a difference for your Library as a library lover who lets loose!

Library Lets Loose attendees laughing.
Library Lets Loose attendees.

Make a Difference as a Sponsor of Library Lets Loose!


Your Sponsorship supports the Johnson County Library Foundation to provide funding for life-long learning resources, operating, and programs for patrons of all ages!

Group of library lovers attending the Library Lets Loose event, smiling and holding up fingers in the shape of an L.

Thank you to our 2022 Library Lets Loose Sponsors!


Ticket Information


Join our Honorary Hosts Senia and Will Shields, on September 17 for our signature fundraising event – Library Lets Loose! This is the festive, lively, after-hours celebration and fundraiser for Library Lovers at Central Resource Library.

Financial support of this event helps the Johnson County Library serve the community above and beyond what public funding provides.

Library Lets Loose!

Saturday, September 17, 6:30-10 p.m.

Admission: $60 early bird and $75 regular admission. Donations are welcomed – and can be made during checkout or via our website here!

Your investment in Johnson County Library generates a 300% return.