Winter Reading Challenge

Winter Reading Challenge

Can you read 5 books in 2 months?

Be Our Valentine!

Be Our Valentine!

Share your love of the Library, and become a member or purchase a gift membership today! Purchase by 2/1/18 to receive by 2/14/18.

Career Online High School

Career Online High School

Make a high school diploma your New Year's resolution!

READ to a Dog

READ to a Dog

Share your favorite story and make a new furry friend!


News and Views

Worth Its Weight in Gold

A few weeks ago, I was serving customers at the circulation desk in the Excelsior Springs Branch when a customer approached with a stack of items to check out. She put down the stack and fumbled through her wallet, then handed me a credit card.

“I’m not sure that’s going to work here,” I said lightheartedly, handing it back.

Mailing It In

It seems like every day, everywhere we look, there are new ways to communicate: email, texting, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat…will the list ever end?

But sometimes in a high-tech world, it’s important to remember that there are still low-tech aspects around us. 

Teach Your Children Well

Education—whether it’s done in a classroom or in the home—always carries with it some level of challenge. We’ve all been there. Maybe you’ve sat with your children or siblings, trying to show them the basics of algebra. Or maybe you were the student yourself, attempting to remember which capital goes with which country and what year this or that event happened.


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Reads for Kwanzaa

December 26 is the first day of Kwanzaa, a weeklong holiday that pays tribute to African heritage and culture. During Kwanzaa, seven core principles are emphasized: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. Throughout the week, candles are lit in representation of these seven values. Kwanzaa often culminates with the exchange of gifts and a great feast.   

In honor of this special holiday, here are a few Kwanzaa books in Mid-Continent Public Library’s collection:

Legacy Luncheon

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