We have a wonderful and diverse selection of topics to choose from. Something for everyone! You can read about world events, travel, science, and fashion. You can also learn new crafts, like scrapbooking and beading, as well as find some great recipes to try at home. If you love the great outdoors, stop in and check out our camping, hunting, fishing, and gardening magazines. And yes, you can literally check most of them out.
"It's cool in here, do you charge extra for that?" This was a comment from a patron who comes in the library to read the newspapers and magazines. The reference room at the Smithville Branch has been a popular hangout for customers looking for a place to read a newspaper or look through a magazine this summer. These days people are looking for ways to save money. How about letting MCPL be the place you go to read your newspapers and magazines.
Our website offers lots of great information: access to book titles, professional reviews, recommended book lists, and access to popular and scholarly periodicals. But, the branch also offers lots of traditional magazines for your reading pleasure.
We offer Time, Newsweek, Vogue, and Sports Illustrated, of course. We also offer Real Simple, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Cooking with Paula Deen, Martha Stewart Living, and several Taste of Home magazines.
Are you looking for ways to get inspired to do your share in taking care of the environment? Come to the library and browse the periodicals section. A favorite of mine is E - The Environmental Magazine. This is a bi-monthly “clearinghouse” of information, news, and resources for people concerned about the environment.
Magazines - a Source for Fabulously Fun Fall Projects
Autumn comes to us with bright colors, cool nights, warm days, and the smell of apple pie. In this season, we can learn how to plant cool season vegetables, create a fantastic fall garden, and learn about garden fences, to name a few articles in the magazine Garden Gate.
Other magazines with great ideas for autumn include:
School is back in session, and that means another round of research papers to get started on, whether it’s high school or college. Luckily, the Mid-Continent Public Library has a vast amount of online resources to help you get started on these papers. One in particular is the Academic Search Premier database located under the heading Magazines and Periodicals in our research databases.
There are many great magazines available through the Mid-Continent Public Library. Due to the many titles and great variety, going to each branch in search for a magazine that interests you can take a lot of time. With a few simple steps in the online catalog, you can find all 1,854 magazines titles that we provide.
Contrary to popular misperception, readership in magazines is actually increasing according to Magazine Publishers of America (MPA). The popularity of the internet hasn’t vanquished the magazine reader. According to MPA, 96% of adults under the age of 35 are among the most dedicated readers.