Library Lets Loose

ONE NIGHT ONLY: PARTY AT THE LIBRARY

We had a great time Letting Loose at Johnson County Library Foundation’s signature annual event:

Library Lets Loose!

This festive, lively, after-hours celebration and fundraiser for Library Lovers at Central Resource Library was held on September 17, 2022.

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 were so excited to see you at the Library in person.

Event Highlights


⭐ We started the party with a jazzy welcome of live music.

⭐ Enjoyed cocktails and dug into delicious bites from local restaurants.

⭐ Explored the Library in a scavenger hunt and won special prizes.

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

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

Library Lets Loose attendees laughing.
Library Lets Loose attendees.

Donations for a chance to win a fabulous and unique experience!

Every donor who gifted $100 or more leading up to Library Lets Loose was entered into a drawing for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Opportunities included exclusive experiences with Candice Millard and Steve Kraske, Chicken N Pickle, Zen Donkey Farms, a limo tour of KC’s Holiday Lights – not to mention a Lake Tahoe weekend getaway or a trip to Costa Rica!

Winners were announced during the event. You did not need to be present to win!

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: $75 | Donations are welcomed – and can be made during ticket checkout or via our website here!

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