It's my pleasure and duty to take care of the displays in the MCPL Weston Branch. I am constantly looking for fresh ideas to entice our customers to pick up one or two of these books. Recently, on a quick trip out to California to pick up a car and drive it back, my husband and I decided to drive back the Route 66 way. Honestly, we went the interstates and kept passing all the old Route 66. But it did give me an idea for a display. How about "Get Your Kicks on Route 66"? Low and behold, we had plenty of those books to make a great display.
The Camden Point Branch has a collection of "Book Bundles" that making finding books for your child quick and easy. We have bundled books by subject matter, main character, reading ability, etc. Right now we have bundles of Magic Tree House, Manners, Henry & Mudge, plus several others.
If this is a service you think might be helpful, please call us at 816-280-3384. We can customize bundles according to your needs and have them ready for you to pick up.
July is—perhaps—the most American of all months. Flags wave, fireworks explode, and John Phillips Sousa marches through our hearts all summer long. Here at the Lone Jack Branch, we’re doing our part to celebrate July with a book display called American Lives. The books in this display are historical fiction written for Juveniles and Young Adults, and together they present a patchwork of experience as diverse as America herself. If you are interested in a glimpse of other American Lives, we humbly recommend any of the following titles.
Remember last Christmas when it seemed like EVERYONE had the best hand-made gifts and decorations? These same people didn’t seem hurried, worried, or disorganized. Don’t you wish that was you? It can be! Now is the time to start your hand crafted holiday decorations and gifts. Here at the library, there is a large selection of books that are available to be checked out. You can learn something new or find some exciting patterns and ideas. Just stop in at any branch and get started!
As the last days of summer draw near, don’t let your mind fizzle out. School will be starting again soon! Students of all ages and schools of thought can benefit by interesting reading. Put aside the Beach Reads, the kids picture books, and read something you can think about. Think about picking up some Non-Fiction Novelties from our display at the Antioch Branch. Look for narrative non-fiction, history, biographies, true crime, short stories and so much more!
You can't beat free! This is one of our bulletin board displays at the MCPL Weston Branch. Our branch has a variety of reading materials for you to enjoy. Actually, there are 11,390 books in our adult fiction collection, including large print books. Our adult nonfiction collection has 13,735 books in it. All free and ready to be checked out.
Come check out our new displays. Enjoy a ride through the Wild West with all the exciting books. Are you looking for an exciting book by a female Author? We have a whole display to choose from. The Grain Valley Branch has all types, from Romance to Mystery, its whatever you prefer.
The theme for August’s display is "Get Organized". It has been quite the success so far! Books have been checking out constantly, and we’re replacing them just as fast for your feasting eyes.
Stop by the library to browse the display and all other books and materials on organization. We have everything from the obvious home organization, to life organization, to organizing subjects such as living wills, weddings, and cover letters.
How can the Blue Ridge branch library help you “Get Organized” this summer?
The Amazing Colors and Beautiful Backdrops of Afghanistan
Much has been said recently, about what people do and don't know regarding Afghanistan. Most of what I know about Afghanistan is the everyday knowledge the typical American knows. I know Afghanistan is the home of several different people groups, each with a proud history, trying to live together under challenging circumstances. If you are like me and are interested in learning more about this country so many people are fighting for, you may want to check out some of the books featured in the Grandview Branch's Diversity display this month.