Do you want to take a summer vacation without breaking your budget? Consider staying in Missouri and checking out the sites! Missouri is the home of the Pony Express, the Ozarks, Mark Twain’s birthplace, and the thirty-third President of the United States, Harry S. Truman, to name a few. Did you know that Missouri is also home of the Frisco Highline Trail and Thespian Hall?
If you are looking for economical ways to spend this summer with your kids, make sure to get them signed up to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program.
The program runs from May 24 through July 31, and encourages recreational reading for kids of all ages. Prizes based on the number of minutes spent reading can be earned, so make sure to sign up online.
The Mid-Continent Public Library offers a variety of programs for the whole family. These programs are free or with a small cost for hands on materials. Moms, do you need to plan an outing for the children? Go to the library, pick up books, and take in a puppet show, juggler, or a clown. Teens are you bored? Check out the teen programs like Anime Movie Night. Those hot summer days don't have to be spent only at the pool.
With today’s economy, who can afford to take the whole family to the movies, a concert, or a play?
Did you know that MCPL offers many programs for your entertainment? And the best part is that they are F-R-E-E(a small fee may apply for supplies for arts and crafts programs). You can get a listing of the programs offered at MCPL’s branches by going to our Events Page. Or visit any of MCPL’s 30 branches and pick up a Beyond the Books brochure. We’d love to see you and remember, MCPL offers more than just books!
For years, I've toyed, off and on, with having a budget. Recently, I have taken the very serious step of incorporating it into every facet of my life. After reading a long list of self-help books on financial success, saving money, etc., I have a grip on most of the spending.
Working at the library has opened my eyes to so many things. Who knew they had so many movies and CD's? I've found so many movies here that are practically new...no need for Redbox or Blockbuster anymore! Many people think the library isn't meant for teenagers, they need to rethink! FREE internet access, FREE movies, FREE CD's....Its practically MADE for teenagers! I encourage all young adults to come check it out!
It seems like everyone is looking for ways to save money these days. I recently read an online article that gave spending tips from frugal billionaires. There were nearly 5700 responses to the article within two hours.
Living within a super tight budget has definitely been eased by MCPL’s continually expanding collections and access to WorldCat. I can acquire the newest books, audio selections, and DVDs. There are formats for any situation, and I always keep a wide variety in my personal MCPL collection. Would I like to listen to a CD while I’m driving around, doing my errands? Perhaps, I might take a book or the magazine I wanted to browse through to my dentist’s visit. So many choices!