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New Year's Resolutions


Ready to start a new year with fresh ideas and free resources? Mid-Continent Public Library is your place for New Year’s resolutions tips!

You just need an MCPL card to start using online resources right away. Apply online today! 

Focus on Wellness 

Take some time to figure out what wellness means to you – whether it’s exercising more, improving your diet, or managing stress. Find books and online resources to help you put health first for you and your family this year.

MCPL Catalog

Find what you need to start your healthy journey.

Access Wellness

Find books, magazines, programs, and online resources to help you put health first.

Health & Well-Being Resources

Research healthcare providers, search terminology, and read articles on nursing, psychology, and more.

Teen Health and Wellness

This new resource features a variety of topics important to teen health.

Take Charge of Your Finances

The Library can save you money and help you manage your finances. Spend less with free access to eBooks and streaming music, as well as free classes and articles to help you with finance and wealth management.

Want to know how much the Library saved you last year? Visit the Library Value Calculator to see for yourself! 

Save Money

Save money with free eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and music.

Gain Financial Knowledge

Learn about personal finance in easy-to-understand ways.

Learn How To...

Thinking about going back to school? Want to increase your job skills or start a new hobby? MCPL has hundreds of resources that offer free online classes in various subjects.

Universal Class

From sewing to dog training, Universal Class offers dozens of how-to classes.

Excel Adult High School

Get your high school diploma! Find out if you qualify for Excel Adult High School.

LinkedIn Learning

Learn business, leadership, technology, and even how to master the acoustic guitar with free top-quality courses.

Make the Grade

K-12 can get help from tutors in a variety of subjects through Live Homework Help from

Explore Career Options 

Whether you’ve just started looking for a job or want to advance in your current one, Square One Small Business has staff and resources that can help at every level in your professional life.

Career Services

From finding the job to advancing your career, Square One can help you with a variety of resources.

Certification Prep

Take online practice tests and find scholarships that can help you identify your needs.

Plan Your Business

Use Plan Builder from Gale Business to take your business idea to a business plan!

Resources for Small Businesses

If you are ready to start a business, our Square One Small Business Services team can help.

Spend More Time Reading

Even if it’s only a few minutes a day, reading has many benefits, including improving memory, reducing stress, and connecting to others.  

Winter Reading Challenge

The Winter Reading Challenge is an opportunity for adults to celebrate leisure reading and earn prizes.

Join or Start a Book Group

Connect with other readers at a branch near you or find books for your own group.

Find Your Next Read

Start with genres from fantasy to western to help narrow down your search.

Browse the Shelves Online

Browse the shelves at your local branch online to see items that are available to put on hold!

Find Your Roots

Genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies in the U.S. If you’re interested in finding out more about your ancestors, the Midwest Genealogy Center has resources both online and in person to help you with your research.

Midwest Genealogy Center

One of the country’s preeminent institutions for family history research.

Get Started

Expert tips and advice to get the best results.

Family History Forms

Download forms to fill out your family tree, including coloring sheets for kids!


Find online resources and databases to use at home or in branch, including Library Edition.

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