Let Your Skeletons Dance

Let Your Skeletons Dance

Solve a Sherlock Holmes mystery at this year’s genealogy lock-in!

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month

Can you write 50,000 words in one month?

Tales of Terror for Teens and Adults

Tales of Terror for Teens and Adults

Join us for haunting tales of madness, mayhem, and ghostly revenge.

Freegal Streaming

Freegal Streaming

Download or stream the music you want!


News and Views

Anatomy of a Misfit is Fall's Big Library Read!

Mid-Continent Public Library is taking part in OverDrive's fifth Big Library Read event, and we hope you'll consider participating. If you're unfamiliar, Big Library Read is like a global book club where libraries promote a single eBook, and everyone with a library card has immediate access to the same title. No waitlist, no holds!

Do You Notice Anything Different?

You might have noticed something different when you came to our site today. Did you see it?

We have updated the menu across the top of the site. Some of it will look familiar – the color scheme has not changed, and neither have most of the terms you’ll see used in the new menu, such as Catalog; Books, Movies, Music; Events; Kids; Teens; and About Us. Now on to what has changed and why.

Dropdown Menu Capability 

Library-By-Mail for the Homebound

Have you heard about Library-By-Mail for the Homebound? It's a free service that delivers library material straight to your door, and at no cost to you. This service is only available to qualifying residents of our three-county service area who can’t get to one of our branches because they are either temporarily or permanently homebound due to illness, disability, advanced age, or injury.

Now That's What I Call FREE Music!

Sixteen years ago, Now That’s What I Call Music! released its first U.S. album with popular 90s artists like Janet Jackson, the Backstreet Boys, Radiohead, and Lenny Kravitz. Since then, they’ve been releasing several albums every year, letting you know what is the most popular music at the time.

Book Club Leaders, MCPL Can Make Your Life Easier!

MCPL has a special, separate collection with over 500 titles in it just for book discussion groups. And you, book club leader, can access all of them!

RFID Conversion

The following branches will be closed for RFID conversion:

October 20-26

October 27 - November 2
Blue Ridge
Excelsior Springs

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