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

Wonderful Tax Service

All the Library staff have been wonderful – very, very helpful! Always willing to assist me. Golden Globe Awards to you all! Thank you very much. Hip-hip-hooray for the Library every day! I appreciate the AARP for their wonderful help! Please keep this tax service!

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First Library Card


I’ve been taking my two daughters to the Antioch Branch since the oldest was a toddler, and it has become a regular part of their lives. Yesterday, on our way there, my five-year-old daughter asked when she could get her own Library card. I told her she could ask one of the...

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Tax Services Are a Godsend

I recently moved to Independence but will travel back here to the Raytown Branch to take advantage of this service. As a single person barely making ends meet, this is a godsend. I would not be able to afford someone else doing my taxes. Please keep this service, it is very much appreciated. I...

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Thank You!

I was looking for some engaging books for my nine year old. Ms. Kathryn at the Riverside Branch recommended several. We came back to the Library today to get another book in a series that Ms. Kathryn recommended. Thanks to her suggestions, my son now looks forward to bedtime story time. Thank...

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Tax Services at the Library

Being disabled, this service is very handy for me to come here to Mid-Continent Public Library. Also, when I come, I bring my 91-year-old father and my sister, who is also disabled. We come for the AARP tax services. Thank you for providing this service.

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