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News Coverage

Food for Fines program aids local food pantries | September 13, 2022

Food for fines next week at local libraries | September 10, 2022

Mid-Continent celebrates installation of ‘Tiney’ outside new Green Hill Library Center | August 22, 2022

Library auditorium opens this weekend | August 9, 2022

Mid-Continent Public Library planning new Grain Valley branch | August 8, 2022

Mid-Continent Public Library announces plans to replace Grain Valley branch | August 6, 2022

One Tank Trips: Midwest Genealogy Center | August 5, 2022

Mid-Continent Public Library’s Annual Romance GenreCon Returns August 4th – 6th | August 2, 2022

Romance GenreCon brings the blushing on Aug. 4-6 | July 12, 2022

Power check: Free way to help manage utility bill | July 12, 2022

MCPL assistant library director named acting director | July 1, 2022

Olivia Hill finally claims her life’s story as fully her own | June 10, 2022

Library system kicks off summer reading program | May 31, 2022

Summer program encourages youngsters to keep reading | May 26, 2022

Library, author host discussion of local LGBTQIA history | May 17, 2022

Library system's press publishes memoir by local author | May 10, 2022

Libraries distribute at-home COVID-19 tests | April 22, 2022

Libraries lend power check devices to promote energy savings | April 22, 2022

Mid-Continent Public Library Offering at-home COVID Tests | April 22, 2022

Family Historians Parse the Past With Newly Released 1950 Census Data:
Cause For Celebration Among Genealogists
| April 14, 2022

Mid-Continent Public Libraries giving out free window decals for National Library Week | April 4, 2022

Mid-Continent library plans culinary center in KC for cooking demos, classes | March 29, 2022

Mid-Continent library dishes up new offering: a culinary literacy center | March 28, 2022

Mid Continent Public Library’s Steven Potter on the Digital Shift, Partisanship, and Retirement | March 18, 2022

Mid-Continent Public Library Spelling Bee Returns March 19 | March 14, 2022

Czech and Slovak history highlighted in exhibits | March 11, 2022

Northland library branch permanently closes | March 7, 2022

Mid-Continent Public Library Boardwalk location to permanently close | March 7, 2022

Steven Potter of Mid-Continent Public Library closes chapter as director and CEO | March 1, 2022

New library planned in Independence | February 26, 2022

Mid Continent Public Library director Steve Potter to retire after 34 years | February 25, 2022

Director stepping aside after decades with library system | February 24, 2022

Culinary-inspired library planned at Green Hills | February 17, 2022

Paperback book, puzzle drive benefits inmates metrowide | February 12, 2022

Black History Month events at local libraries | February 8, 2022

Here’s how Mid-Continent Library helps kids grow reading skills, one story at a time | February 3, 2022

Library offers steps toward wellness | January 29, 2022

Library system launches wellness initiative | January 25, 2022

Library system launches new early literacy app | January 21, 2022

NEW! Grow-A-Reader App | January 20, 2022

Get 'Chills and Thrills' in MCPL's Winter Reading Challenge | January 18, 2022

Library’s Winter Reading Challenge returns Jan. 15 | January 15, 2022

Mid-Continent Library’s Winter Reading Challenge Returns Jan. 15 | January 14, 2022

2021 News Coverage

Keystone honors recognize wide range of county developments | December 21, 2021

Renovated and revitalized: A makeover for Parkville library | December 21, 2021

Library powers up Chromebook checkout program | December 6, 2021

The real deal: Come see this ‘Christmas Carol’ performance for a bit of authenticity | November 11, 2021

Gerald Dickens returns to area with 'A Christmas Carol' and more | November 8, 2021

New Mid-Continent library planned for Grain Valley | November 2, 2021

Big Ideas for Small Business: How libraries strengthened their small business programs to reach those who needed them most | November 1, 2021

'Glass Watercolor Paintings' display up at Withers library branch | October 25, 2021

Library program receives $25,000 donation | October 22, 2021

Food for Fines drive in progress | October 8, 2021

State parks, Mid-Continent Public Library present virtual arts program | October 7, 2021

Libraries collecting diapers for needy | September 30, 2021

Using Esports for a lesson in goal setting and team building | September 27, 2021

Libraries step up to help increase vaccination rates | August 25, 2021

Roll Down Your Window and Roll Up Your Sleeve: JACOHD and MCPL Host Saturday Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic | August 20, 2021

Library system offers digital business workshops | August 16, 2021

Bicentennial online program Aug. 19 | August 7, 2021

Formal rededication for Blue Springs North branch | August 5, 2021

Get a COVID-19 vaccine without ever leaving your car | July 30, 2021

Library’s annual romance festival Aug. 3-6 | July 28, 2021

FREE Online Resources for Students with MCPL | July 27, 2021

Library system rededicates Withers Branch July 29 | July 27, 2021

New look for renovated library branch | July 19, 2021

Boardwalk branch library to soon be replaced | July 16, 2021

Mid-Continent Public Library to host more COVID-19 vaccine clinics | July 9, 2021

KC metro library giving free books in Summer Literacy Program | June 30, 2021

Mid-Continent Library takes steps to encourage summer reading with StoryWalk | June 17, 2021

The heart and brain of the community: Colbern library branch serves the public | June 8, 2021

Missouri State Parks, library system hosts Black Baseball virtual program June 17 | June 4, 2021

Caring for KC: Mid-Continent Public Library’s Summer Library Program | May 30, 2021

Mid-Continent Public Library opens rebuilt Colbern Road Library Center | May 26, 2021

MCPL’s Colbern Road Library Center Opens May 26 | May 26, 2021

Summer reading program highlights Missouri’s bicentennial | May 21, 2021

Mid-Continent Public Library restores hours | May 20, 2021

Mid-Continent business services expand in Northland | May 3, 2021

Best-selling author Nicola Yoon speaking at Kansas City metro writing fest | April 27, 2021

MCPL’s Lee’s Summit Branch Closes May 1 For Renovations | April 23, 2021

Design of new Mid-Continent spaces provides home for small businesses | April 15, 2021

Library offers career services | April 2, 2021

MCPL Completes Renovation of Grandview Branch | April 1, 2021

Food truck dream becomes reality across the Kansas City-area | March 31, 2021

Libraries resume in-branch browsing, item pick-up | February 25, 2021

Mid-Continent Public Library expands services | February 24, 2021

Surging Interest in African American Genealogy | February 18, 2021

Libraries celebrate Black History Month with unique programs, resources | February 17, 2021

Library renovation unveiled | February 12, 2021

Mid-Continent libraries resumes select technology services | January 26, 2021

Mid-Continent reopens library branches | January 25, 2021

Library system challenges adults to read five books in two months | January 17, 2021

A conversation about Missouri, history and good books | January 15, 2021

Annual Mid-Winter Reading Challenge begins this week | January 11, 2021

2020 News Coverage

Former Red Bridge Library Building for Sale | December 21, 2020

Carolers carry on a joyful tradition | December 18, 2020

Library has range of resources for authors | December 16, 2020

Old Liberty library building for sale | December 5, 2020

Mid-Continent Public Library seeks bids for vacant Red Bridge, Liberty branches | December 4, 2020

MCPL offering virtual holiday programs | December 2, 2020

Dickens descendant delivers virtual performances for MCPL | December 1, 2020

Lee’s Summit, Cass Kids Can Tune Into Walk in “Winter Wonderlaughs” | December 1, 2020

New library branch offers StoryWalk | November 9, 2020

Mid-Continent Public Library’s Teen Literary Festival goes virtual | November 7, 2020

‘Stories do connect people.’ Mid-Continent library hosts KC Storytelling Celebration | November 5, 2020

ARTSPEAK Radio with Woodneath | November 4, 2020

Researching Family Trees | October 29, 2020

Music to science: Virtual programs continue to entertain Lee’s Summit library patrons | October 15, 2020

Veterans Salute goes virtual, extends through Nov. 11 | October 7, 2020

Librarian knows a lot about these haunts. She discussed them at LS virtual event | October 6, 2020

Missouri voter registration deadline Wednesday | October 5, 2020

Kansas City Librarians' Reading List For The Pandemic | October 1, 2020

Mid-Continent Public Library allows kids to have a blast with Zoom chemistry classes | October 1, 2020

Library utilizes CARES Act grant to combat digital divide | September 28, 2020

Library begins work on auditorium, amphitheater near Liberty | September 15, 2020

Mid-Continent Public Library (quietly) kicks off $6.78M auditorium, outdoor ampitheater project | September 14, 2020

MCPL director celebrates 10-year anniversary, 30 years of service | September 9, 2020

Citizens who step up: Honors for Lee Williams and Brent Schondelmeyer of Independence | September 2, 2020

Class aids day-care providers | September 1, 2020

Business of Childcare offers support to local business | September 1, 2020

Missouri Storytelling Series Kicks Off with Shadowball: The Negro Baseball Leagues | August 27, 2020

Pandemic is ‘a fog that prevents us from seeing ahead.’ Job Skills program essential | August 27, 2020

‘State of Stories’ explores Missouri’s 200-year history | August 21, 2020

Mid-Continent Library’s South Independence Branch closing until 2021 for renovations | August 10, 2020

Mid-Continent offers ‘Romance GenreCon’ | July 30, 2020

Romance GenreCon goes virtual | July 18, 2020

Check it out: Libraries in Lee’s Summit open doors. In Cass, curbside pickup popular | June 26, 2020

Library legacy luncheon goes virtual | June 25, 2020

Local libraries reopening | June 18, 2020

Mid-Continent Library begins limited opening for residents | June 14, 2020

Mid-Continent Public Library receives Spotlight on Literacy Grant | June 8, 2020

Storytimes continue virtually through MCPL | June 6, 2020

Summer reading program returns | June 2, 2020

MCPL Summer Library Program Kicks Off May 26 | May 28, 2020

Libraries provide curbside service, quarantine books | May 21, 2020

Book Drops Open Again At Mid-Continent Public Library Branches, And Returns Pour In | May 12, 2020

Northland library system hosts virtual art classes | April 17, 2020

Library to offer art instruction online Saturday | April 17, 2020

MCPL's Access Art Virtual Event | April 14, 2020

Northland libraries promote virtual use | April 8, 2020

Online Mid-Continent Library events | April 8, 2020

Mid-Continent Public Library Reopens Raytown Branch | February 29, 2020

Performer makes the history of black cowboys come alive | February 21, 2020

Serving up a better plan | February 19, 2020

Doniphan graduates become regional leaders | February 8, 2020

Learn to fall in love with libraries | February 6, 2020

Library hosts LitUp Creative Contest 2020 | February 5, 2020

Local agencies push for better job skills | January 31, 2020

Winter is prime time for weather lesson at LS library | January 24, 2020

A Hawaiian-themed library event eases Lee’s Summit residents through winter | January 24, 2020

Colbern Library To Get New Building | January 18, 2020

Luau time at the library helped break up the winter blahs | January 14, 2020

2019 News Coverage

Outstanding developments, strategic 'big 4' highlight Keystone awards | December 16, 2019

The eagles have landed at Weston presentation | December 11, 2019

Mid-Continent Public Library Hosts Clothing Drive | November 16, 2019

Peruse the intermediate results of Mid-Continent Public Library's $113M renewal | November 14, 2019

Great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens brings a classic to life | November 13, 2019

In Focus: Midwest Genealogy Center lets you dig deeper into your family’s roots during lock-in | November 5, 2019

Genealogy Stories | November 5, 2019

Community Heroes at the Library, 10-25-19 | November 3, 2019

StoneLion Puppet Theatre scares up some fun for Lee’s Summit kids | October 29, 2019

Connecting with Our Ancestors | October 24, 2019

McCoy new assistant at local MCPL branches | October 23, 2019

Mid-Continent breaks ground on Liberty library | October 16, 2019

New e-book limit could force readers to wait for new releases | September 26, 2019

Latest library in $113 million renovation plan opens in Red Bridge Thursday | September 25, 2019

Local library renovations continue | September 21, 2019

Library Offers ‘Marketing and Branding Toolbox’ For Entrepreneurs | August 29, 2019

Mid-Continent libraries provide more than books these days | August 19, 2019

Food pantry opens at Independence library | August 17, 2019

The Best FREE Tools for Students at Your Local Library | August 14, 2019

A bit of sugar provides the STEAM to let young scientists shine in Lee’s Summit | July 26, 2019

In Focus: New library, food pantry to help families in Independence | July 12, 2019

Nature lessons include touching pelts and other things | July 11, 2019

Midwest Genealogy Center event brings history to life | July 2, 2019

Youthful inspirations: 10th annual MCPL youth art show to feature awards | June 11, 2019

New Liberty library to bring outside in | June 6, 2019

More than books, more than food | May 31, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in Kansas City This Weekend: May 31-June 2 | May 31, 2019

Young entrepreneurs in Olathe present their ‘Piece of the Pie’ to pros | May 29, 2019

Rookie Food Truck of the Year being crowned this weekend | May 29, 2019

LitUp 2019 in Photos | May 28, 2019

Central Standard: Celeste Ng | May 16, 2019

Summer Reading Program returns to Northland | May 16, 2019

Food for Fines lets customers pay off library fines through non-perishable food | May 6, 2019

Volunteers from Comcast transform old school building into public library, food pantry | May 4, 2019

LitUp Festival encourages teens to read | May 3, 2019

Otto P. Higgins | April 22, 2019

Getting started in business | April 18, 2019

A celebration of literature and arts just for teens | April 16, 2019

Woodneath Press publishes "Front Lines to Headlines" | April 15, 2019

We’re Here to Keep You Reading | April 11, 2019

Unique art exhibition showcases Kansas City area artists with disabilities | April 9, 2019

Jackson-Clay County Spelling Bee returns to Woodneath | March 14, 2019

Dewey Decibel Podcast: Fostering New Businesses | February 15, 2019

Science comes to life for youngsters | February 15, 2019

Free tax-prep help is available | February 12, 2019

Area Mid-Continent Library branches recognize Black History Month | February 9, 2019

Winter food drive at Mid-Continent libraries | February 7, 2019

MCPL hosting food drive in partnership with Harvesters | February 5, 2019

Black History Month events across the area | February 2, 2019

Digital downloads hit milestone as Kansas City-area libraries evolve | January 29, 2019

KC, Boston libraries use book titles in their Twitter battle ahead of AFC title game | January 19, 2019

MCPL holds Winter Reading Challenge | January 18, 2019

Teaching tech perfect fit for retired teacher | January 17, 2019

5 Things to Do: Learn about your family’s history | January 16, 2019

65 Public Libraries Achieve Record-breaking Reading Engagement by Exceeding 1 Million Digital Checkouts in 2018 | January 15, 2019

Antioch Branch celebrates library rededication | January 10, 2019

Librarians offer how to choose books for teens, kids | January 10, 2019

Library’s ‘Reading Challenge’ coming up | January 8, 2019

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