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A New Library Experience is Coming!

The first phase of MCPL’s capital plan construction begins on June 11! Find out what branches are first on the list! 

2018 Summer Learning Program

Get ready to rock the Library! Kids, teens, and adults can all participate in this fun annual program from May 21 – July 31.

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Welcome to the New Website!

Before you explore, learn the top six things you need to know about the site and watch a short introductory video.

Summer Learning Programs

Attend selected programs MCPL branches through July 31 to earn points and win great prizes!


The Kansas City Ballet will bring stories to life with costumes, creative movement, and music during this 45-minute dance workshop for young children.

Upcoming Events
South Independence
Fri, May 25, 2018 - 10:00am
Lone Jack
Fri, May 25, 2018 - 10:00am
Blue Springs North
Fri, May 25, 2018 - 10:00am
Midwest Genealogy Center
Fri, May 25, 2018 - 10:30am

Midwest Genealogy Center's 10th Anniversary Celebration

Join the us on June 1 as we celebrate 10 years in our current location. Learn about upcoming projects and programs, and listen to live acoustic music performed by the Frosty Morn Trio.

Writer’s Reference Center

Find tools for writing and researching effectively.

The Story Center Speaker Series

Join National Book Award finalist and PEN/Bellwether Prize winner Lisa Ko on June 4 for a discussion of her book, The Leavers.

Show Your Library Some Love

No matter what the occasion, a membership makes a great gift for yourself or a book lover in your life.