"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.
A great article by James Fussell in the Kansas City Star today covers professional genealogist Kathleen Brandt and her top resource - the Midwest Genealogy Center. She says there is no substitute for the library.
The soon to open North Independence Branch was featured today in a story in the Independence Examiner. The story gives many details about the features that await library users.
When the renovated Mid-Continent Public Library North Independence branch reopens to the public at 9 a.m. Dec. 20, the space will feature several firsts for the library system, including a room solely dedicated to children’s story time.