Library Stories

Do you remember the first time you walked into your local public library? Did a single book title change your life? Did a librarian change the way you thought? Mid-Continent Public Library is celebrating 50 years of service, and we want to hear your stories. Submit your own story below or browse through our collection of community stories.

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Recent Library Stories

Still Haven't Seen Everything

The new location is so easy to get to from Topeka. Every time we come, we find new books, more info, helpful staff, and a pleasant place to work. We’ve been coming for many years and still haven’t seen everything! It is also great to be able to get our own books and not waste time waiting for...

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Renewed Genealogy Interest

I’ve been working on the Gray family for almost 10 years. When I decided to work on this, I went to Pendleton County, Kentucky and the local library had microfiche that gave me great information. With that information, I was able to make contact with two other people I never knew and we’re now...

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Welcoming Place

I love that the library is a welcoming place that I can bring my kids, and that they enjoy coming and picking out their books and movies and playing with the dinosaurs. I especially appreciate programs such as The Night Before Christmas Carol that my family was able to attend this year...

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The Library has been an important place to me since I was a kid. There is nothing like holding a good book in your hands and letting the story take you to far off places. I also love meeting the characters in the books -- sometimes to be rescued by a prince or taken hostage by an evil villain....

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Worth Every Tax Dollar

Both my granddaughter and myself enjoy our Raytown Branch. She grew up going to storytime every week. I have read so many books from the Library that if I would’ve had to have bought them I would be bankrupt. The classes offered are such a pleasure. There is always something new to learn. Such a...

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