At Mid-Continent Public Library, we often talk about “Access,” and how you, as an MCPL customer, have free access to many things—technology, educational resources, entertainment, inspiration, and much, much more. But what about accessing and connecting with one another? With 31 branches that are each equipped with Wi-Fi, public computers, printers, and open seating, the Library is the perfect place for community members to—in the words of The Beatles—“come together, right now!”
One organization that has been taking advantage of the Library’s resources and bringing community members together to try to effect change is Green Blue Springs, a group comprised of 20 individuals that are “dedicated to keeping Blue Springs, Mo., clean, beautiful, and trash-free!” Green Blue Springs members have been congregating at the Library to discuss the recent closing of the Blue Springs recycling center and to brainstorm options for residents to continue recycling.
In fact, many of our branches have private meeting spaces and community rooms that can be booked in advance to ensure privacy and quiet for important conversations. Larger programming spaces are also available at many locations, which provide an ideal space for more robust gatherings and presentations that require a projector or audiovisual technology. Two MCPL branches, Woodneath Library Center and the North Independence Branch, even have cafes on site to keep attendees full and focused!
After all, as Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
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