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MCPL Is Your Place for National Library Week!

MCPL Is Your Place for National Library Week!

April 17, 2020

April 19 – 25, 2020, is National Library Week! And even though the Library’s buildings remain closed, there are still many ways that you can celebrate with resources you can access from home. Because no matter where you are, MCPL is your place to…

  1. …Access Your World! During your time at home, utilize MCPL’s online resources to accomplish your goals—whatever they are! And don’t forget to tune into the Library’s social media pages for virtual programs, including storytimes.
  1. …Get Help with Homework. Students and caregivers can access a wide variety of online resources, such as Live Homework Help from, to help with homework while schools are closed (and when they reopen!).
  2. …Get Support for Your Small Business. More than ever, small business owners and entrepreneurs can get the assistance they need from MCPL’s Square One Small Business Services, which provides education and one-on-one virtual consultations.
  1. …Help Prepare Your Child to Read. During this extended time at home, caregivers can access eBooks through OverDrive for Kids and video storybooks through TumbleBook Library
  1. …Join the Online Conversation with Other Readers. Even though you can’t enjoy book groups in person, you can enjoy the company of other avid readers in the MCPL Readers’ Lounge Facebook group.
  1. …Find Your Family’s History. If you’ve always wanted to start tracing your family’s history, try Ancestry Library Edition, available from home for free through the end of April with your Library card!
  1. …Improve Your Technology Skills. MCPL offers several online resources, including and Universal Class, that provide online video classes about a variety of technology topics (and other subjects!).
  2. …Appreciate the Arts. If you’re missing live performances from Kansas City arts organizations, you will enjoy streaming ballets, operas, symphonies, and other performances from around the world with and the Library’s many other Arts and Culture resources
  1. …Get Your High School Diploma. Career Online High School provides adults with a second chance to earn a diploma as well as valuable job skills. Take the online assessment to see if this free program is for you!

Happy National Library Week! And, remember, no matter where you are, MCPL is your place!

-MCPL Marketing & Communications

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