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All MCPL branches will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, and will remain closed on Thursday, November 25, for Thanksgiving Day. Our Virtual Branch is available 24/7.

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Board of Trustees

Meet the MCPL Board of Trustees

Ronald Thiewes

Michael Lazio

Joycelyn Tucker Burgo

John Laney

Dr. Yummy Pandolfi

Brent Schondelmeyer

Noelle Stepp

Rita Wiese

Michelle Wycoff

Vacant

Board Meetings

MCPL's Online Board Management Site (BoardDocs) can provide you with most of the information regarding past and upcoming board meetings including:

  • Notices of upcoming board meeting information (Notices are also posted on a bulletin board in the lobby of the Administrative Headquarters building)
  • Minutes of previous meetings (Typically the most current minutes are posted, pending adoption and approval. That step usually occurs at the next meeting of the Board.)
  • Policies, strategic plans, supporting documents, and a wealth of information about MCPL (Under the "Library" tab)

Typically, the Library Board meets on the third Tuesday every month at the Administrative Headquarters building. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact us so we can verify that the meeting has not been moved or postponed. You can also follow a Board Meeting live on our Board Meeting Scoreboard. As a political subdivision of the state of Missouri, Mid-Continent Public Library adheres to the Missouri "Sunshine Law."

The current Board Policy was updated in January 2021.

Public Comments

As outlined in RSMO 610, the Mid-Continent Public Library Board of Trustees shall permit  any interested person to observe any open meeting of the Board or a Committee of the Board either in person or online and as close to in real time.

Residents of the Library District may address the Board on any subject germane to the operation of Mid-Continent Public Library. Those wishing to address the Board shall notify the Board Secretary up to 48 hours before the meeting. The Board Secretary may use a form to manage public comments. This form may include (but not be limited to) the speaker's name, subject matter, home address and telephone number.

Whether the person chooses to speak or not, all public comment forms will be added to the public record and will be distributed to all Board members. All governance meetings shall contain an agenda item for public comments. The Board President shall allocate no more than thirty minutes to this part of the agenda.

Follow Board Meetings Live

Upcoming Meeting: MCPL Board Meeting Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Watch the Live Board Meeting on our YouTube channel

You can also follow the agenda and board voting on our live Board Meeting Scoreboard. For more information on following a committee meeting live, please visit our BoardDocs site.

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