Mid-Continent Public Library has an inventory of over three million books, audiobooks, videos, and CDs. But, what if you would like something not in our library catalog? Then, it is time to turn to a tool called WorldCat. Through WorldCat, you can look at the holdings of libraries across the United States, and place requests for items you would like.
Did you know your that local Mid-Continent Public branch is a storehouse of recipes? We are a little like the shelf in Mom's kitchen where the recipes are kept. Remember, it has the Betty Crocker cookbooks and the box with recipes clipped from the newspaper with Mom's favorites?
Are you trying to find good, entertaining reading for your child, but your child just wants to play games on the computer? Mid-Continent Public Library has resources that will keep them entertained, and also help them learn. Interactive books—where they can read along with the narrator—may be just what you are looking for.
Did you receive a new gadget as a present over the holiday season, such as an iPad, Nook or iPod? Then, come to your local library for music and audiobooks. If you received an e-reader, you can download eBooks and audiobooks. Go to our home page, and then click on Books, Movies, Music at the top of the screen. From that page, navigate down the left-hand side to Downloadable Audiobooks.
Recently, I had a customer looking for books her child could read along with. I found a wonderful database on the MCPL website called TumbleBook Library. TumbleBook Library is a collection of animated talking picture books for children. It also has children's audiobooks and read-along books, and offers some titles in foreign languages.
When you think auto repair, libraries may not be the first thing that comes to your mind. But, it should be the first place you look if you’re a do-it-yourself mechanic. When my truck breaks down, I used to run to the auto parts store and buy manuals. But now, I run to the Library. The Mid-Continent Public Library has lots of auto and truck repair manuals. If your vehicle’s repair manual is not at your local Library, just ask for help. The Library Clerk at the front desk can order it in for you. It will arrive at your Branch in just a few days.
Emily Dickinson was born in 1830, and died in 1886. Emily was one of the most prolific poets in our country. She wrote nearly 1800 poems. Emily lived her life at the family home in Amherst, Mass. She rarely left her father's house and grounds during her whole life, and rarely saw other people besides members of her immediate family. Her father gave her permission to write late at night in her upstairs bedroom when the rest of the household was quiet and asleep. Her poems were about love, death, art, grief, and gardens. Did you know that very fe
We’re into the second week of February, and for those of you in school, that means a lot of research is coming your way(When school isn’t called for a snow day, of course.).Mid-Continent Public Library would love to help you with your work, even if you can’t make it to a branch.Have you tried our research databases?They offer