Story Center Speaker Series

Story Center Speaker Series

Register now to hear this award-winning sportscaster and author at one of three events in August.

Maximum Huzzah!

Maximum Huzzah!

Join Renaissance Festival Maestro Jim Stamberger for an insider’s guide to the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.

TEDxKC Live Stream

TEDxKC Live Stream

Sign up now for MCPL's official TEDxKC watch party on August 18.

Retirement: Making Your Money Last

Retirement: Making Your Money Last

Discover strategies to help ensure that your retirement portfolio lasts.


News and Views

Interview with Local Author Sue Lowell Gallion

Picture book author Sue Gallion stopped by to chat with MCPL.

From the Director: New Season, New Offerings

As summer draws to a close, we start toward a new school year. Growing up, that always meant gearing up with new clothes and supplies. At Mid-Continent Public Library, we have several new services for you to utilize this season: 

First, we recently launched an upgraded online catalog that provides a much better searching experience, so you can more easily find what you need when you need it. And if we don’t have it, the new catalog allows you to conveniently search the collections of neighboring libraries. 

Know Someone Who Could Use Library-By-Mail?

Do you know someone who no longer drives? Maybe you know a new mom or dad unable to leave the house for extended periods or someone recovering from surgery or an injury. Do you have a neighbor, friend, or family member that loves to read, watch videos, or has a beloved hobby but cannot easily get to their local MCPL branch? They probably qualify for Mid-Continent Public Library’s Library-By-Mail Service!

Check Out the MCPL Readers' Lounge!

Are you looking for a fun and friendly place to discuss books online? Mid-Continent Public Library has the place for you! 

Librarians Love Summer!

Summer is a wonderful time of year for many who like the great outdoors and fun summer activities like swimming, cooking out, and working on that tan. But for some of us, the summer heat is no fun at all!

Why not harness that summer sun and make it work for you? Mid-Continent Public Library has many materials to help you make the most of this summer. We enjoy making suggestions for summer reading and activities to engage you and your family. We also enjoy all the visitors who take refuge within our air-conditioned branches!

Here are just a few reading ideas:

Branch Closed

ECLIPSE UPDATE: Due to high demand, Mid-Continent Public Library branches no longer have eclipse glasses to distribute. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and wish those who are looking for glasses the best of luck!

Legacy Luncheon

Weekly Poll

How often do you agree with book critics?

3% (9 votes)
40% (108 votes)
I don't care what critics think.
31% (82 votes)
I never read reviews.
26% (69 votes)
Total votes: 268

Ask a Librarian

When did the Civil War begin?
Where can I find the deed to my property?
Do I need a passport to travel to Canada?

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