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About MCPL


Mid-Continent Public Library

Mid-Continent Public Library is a consolidated library district and tax-supported political subdivision that serves over 840,000 people in the greater Kansas City metro area. The Library is governed by a 12-member Board of Trustees, which includes four representatives from each of the three counties in its district—Clay, Jackson, and Platte. For over 50 years, MCPL has been striving to provide customers with the best possible library experience. 

Mission Statement 

Mid-Continent Public Library’s mission is to enrich our citizens and communities through expanding access to innovation, information, ideas, and inspiration. 

Vision Statement 

Mid-Continent Public Library will provide the best library experience in North America. 

Annual Report

Learn about activities and updates at the Library in the most recent annual report, from 2022-23.

Director's Goals

Learn what MCPL's Library Director & CEO, Aaron Mason, has planned for the organization.

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