Winter Reading Challenge

Winter Reading Challenge

Can you read 5 books in 2 months?

Oral Storytelling Certificate

Oral Storytelling Certificate

Earn your Oral Storytelling Certificate. Courses starting in February.

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

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.


Happy New Year from Square One Small Business Services at Mid-Continent Public Library!

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:

New Reads for Hanukkah

Last Tuesday night at sundown marked the beginning of Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah), a Jewish holiday that lasts eight days and nights in commemoration of the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Often called the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is typically celebrated with the exchange of gifts and the nightly lighting of the menorah. Traditional Jewish foods, including latkes (sometimes called potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly-filled doughnuts), are also enjoyed during this time along with playing dreidel. 

Legacy Luncheon

Library Closing

All MCPL locations will be closed on Monday, January 15th, for Martin Luther King Day and will reopen on Tuesday, January 16th.

However, our digital collection is always available! Check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and more 24/7!

See all of MCPL's holiday closings

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