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A New Library Experience is Coming!

The second phase of MCPL’s Capital Plan construction has been announced! Find out what branches are involved. Also, the Weston Branch will reopen on Thursday, September 20, and the Platte City Branch will be temporarily closed beginning the same day.

Banned Books Week

Celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, from September 23 - 29!

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Check out these short videos to learn how to navigate, register for programs, and other helpful tips.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Explore the financial aid options available to pay for college including sought-after "free money" from scholarships and grants with us.

Veterans Salute

Join us at the Midwest Genealogy Center on Saturday, September 22, for Mid-Continent Public Library’s annual Veterans Salute. Check out the event schedule, and find out how to participate in our digital scavenger hunt!

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Everyone who opens a new Access Pass account in September will receive a free 5-day YMCA Discovery Pass! Take a selfie with your Access Pass and share on Facebook, and you could see yourself on a local billboard!

Upcoming Events
South Independence
Sun, Sep 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
North Oak
Sun, Sep 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
Sun, Sep 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
Lee's Summit
Mon, Sep 24, 2018 - 4:00pm

Safari Technical Books

Access thousands of technology books to read online.

The Story Center Speaker Series

Join New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger on September 24 for a discussion of his latest book, Desolation Mountain.

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.