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News Coverage

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

2018 News Coverage

Antioch Branch rededication ceremony set for Jan. 4 | December 27, 2018

Book it: Platte City library reopens | December 26, 2018

Legacy Tree Onsite: A Visit to the Mid-Continent Public Library – Midwest Genealogy Center | December 11, 2018

Genealogists use library in Independence to unravel family histories | December 4, 2018

Excelsior library to hold ribbon cutting Dec. 5 | November 30, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library Hosts Free Business Bootcamp | November 28, 2018

Nationally known actor portrays Christmas Carol characters at Red Bridge Library | November 25, 2018

Exhibit tells journey of refugees to America | November 22, 2018

Kearney library to begin makeover | November 15, 2018

Library system provides wealth of genealogical information | November 1, 2018

Kayaks, ukuleles, neckties: The weird and useful things you can check out from local libraries | October 30, 2018

Holiday Shows in Kansas City | October 25, 2018

Dogs act as understanding listeners for beginning readers | October 23, 2018

Ghost tours and other lore in the Kansas City area and beyond | October 14, 2018

New Red Bridge library to open in 2019 at site of old Kansas City bowling alley | October 13, 2018

Red Bridge Shopping Center gets new lease on life | October 13, 2018

Red Bridge reveals MCPL branch, local restaurant as new tenants | October 13, 2018

America’s Public Libraries: Champions of Entrepreneurship | September 20, 2018

Library hosts Intellectual Property Bootcamp | September 20, 2018

Library in Independence to pay tribute to veterans | September 20, 2018

Independence walking tour blends city’s past and present | September 19, 2018

Library using crowd-sourcing to highlight key figure in Missouri history | September 13, 2018

Blue Springs library renovation on schedule | September 12, 2018

MCPL announces 3rd Lee's Summit branch, renovations | September 7, 2018

Kirkus Reviews: Steve Potter | August 15, 2018

Owl Prowl gives Lee’s Summit library audience a firsthand look at a majestic bird | August 14, 2018

The Modern Role Of Libraries | August 14, 2018

Mid-Continent employee focuses on early literacy | August 7, 2018

Midwest Genealogy Center upgrade is underway; new auditorium next spring | August 2, 2018

Library celebrates summer learning program | August 2, 2018

Romance readers, aspiring writers gather for Romance GenreCon this weekend in Kansas City | August 1, 2018

Why We Love Romance Novels | August 1, 2018

Northland native shares experience on Broadway during library fundraiser | July 26, 2018

MCPL to participate in Library Night at The K | July 18, 2018

Original 'Hamilton' cast member performs to support library's Story Center | July 14, 2018

Business panel delves into doughnuts | July 10, 2018

Cooking up a fun approach to nutrition | July 10, 2018

Independence, Buckner libraries offer summer nutrition program | June 23, 2018

Reading shapes lives and communities, author tells Independence audience | June 16, 2018

How to get free music, magazines and books before heading on vacation this summer | June 14, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library’s $113 Million Upgrade Underway | June 13, 2018

2018 LitUp Festival in Photos | June 12, 2018

Six Mid-Continent library branches will close for renovations | June 12, 2018

Mid-Continent gets grants for programs in literacy and technology | June 12, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library kicks off $113 million plan for renovations, additions | June 11, 2018

Ten years, 1 million visitors at Midwest Genealogy Center | June 2, 2018

Platte City, Weston branch of MCPL to close for construction | May 30, 2018

Teen Hopes First LitUp Festival Is Just the Beginning | May 30, 2018

Summer Learning now open to adults | May 25, 2018

Library summer closure confirmed, plans made for summer programs | May 25, 2018

Antioch library to close for improvements in mid-June | May 24, 2018

Library launches learning program | May 24, 2018

Blue Springs, Independence library upgrades getting underway | May 18, 2018

Kansas City Libraries Recognized As Growing Entrepreneurial Hubs | May 15, 2018

Festival intended to inspire a love of books | May 9, 2018

Prairie Village Teen Starts Young Readers Festival | May 8, 2018

LitUp: A book festival for teens created by a teen | May 3, 2018

Artist on display at Liberty library branch | May 3, 2018

Writing Your Family's Stories | May 2, 2018

A little know-how: MCPL’s How-To Fair displays diversity of library’s services | May 1, 2018

Shawnee Mission East sophomore aims to get her generation LitUp about reading | April 23, 2018

Libraries check out fishing poles, tackle boxes too | April 14, 2018

Local teen organizes book and art festival for young adults | April 10, 2018

Friendship Between Widows Of Murdered Civil Rights Leaders Inspires Kansas City Playwright | April 10, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library teams up with art institutions for Access Art fest | April 9, 2018

Woodneath hosts networking event | April 5, 2018

Access Art comes to Woodneath | April 4, 2018

Woodneath Library project puts historic home in spotlight | April 2, 2018

Tall tales in store April 5 | March 29, 2018

Romance Novelist Alisha Rai | March 26, 2018

Romance writers ready for KissCon in KC | March 19, 2018

Small Business Bootcamp offered for aspiring entrepreneurs | March 19, 2018

Antioch Middle School eighth-grader repeats as spelling bee champion | March 3, 2018

Born At Fort Leavenworth, Buffalo Soldiers' Proud And Complicated Legacy Lives On | February 8, 2018

Multitude of Black History Month programs on tap at Mid-Continent libraries | February 6, 2018

Liberty library hosts film series | February 6, 2018

Local libraries host Black History Month events | February 6, 2018

Black History Month events shine light on famous and not-so-famous | February 3, 2018

In defense of 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' forgotten manuscript is published | February 2, 2018

Mid-Continent offers free Tax Help for Seniors | January 25, 2018

Federal, state tax preparation help found at public libraries | January 24, 2018

Juggler puts energy into science lesson | January 18, 2018

Small-business boot camp planned | January 12, 2018

Challenge yourself to winter reading | January 11, 2018

Local library offers resources to help you stick to those new year’s resolutions | January 5, 2018

Winter reading challenge includes ‘Shelf of Suspects’ | January 5, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library system expands branch hours | January 4, 2018

2017 News Coverage

Mid-Continent Public Library branches kicking off new hours, launching reading challenge | December 27, 2017

The must-have apps of 2017 to keep you productive, entertained | December 12, 2017

Lego lions learn to roar as library’s STEAM-centered event for children | December 4, 2017

Genealogical Society hears from state leader | November 30, 2017

Sunday hours coming to many MCPL branches | November 22, 2017

Easy-to-make holiday drinks the whole family can enjoy | November 21, 2017

Dickens’ descendant returns with ‘A Christmas Carol’ | November 18, 2017

Holiday programs at library | November 17, 2017

Mid-Continent library hosts HR workshop for entrepreneurs | November 2, 2017

Lee’s Summit libraries will have new weekend hours beginning in January | October 28, 2017

Library expands hours | October 26, 2017

Mid-Continent Public Library Unveils Free Access to KC Star Archive | October 10, 2017

In Hollywood Hennings ‘were just folks' | September 29, 2017

A new book celebrates the creator of 'Beverly Hillbillies' and Ozarks culture | September 24, 2017

Library taking patron wishes to heart | September 23, 2017

MCPL, MCC-Maple Woods offer storytelling courses | September 21, 2017

Mid-Continent’s Story Center features best-selling authors | September 19, 2017

A story ’bout a man - named Paul, not Jed | September 13, 2017

The First Beverly Hillbilly | September 12, 2017

Woodneath to host authors | September 9, 2017

Vietnam Voices - Library salute coincides with war documentary | September 8, 2017

Telling the tale of 'The Beverly Hillbillies' show's local start | September 7, 2017

#KindKC: Big Read KC 2017 | September 6, 2017

Tips to keep your kids safe online | September 6, 2017

Food for Fines | September 5, 2017

2017 ALA Award Winners | September 1, 2017

Small Business Bootcamp Tackles Marketing Tactics | August 13, 2017

Library Night at the K | August 1, 2017

New exhibits open July 15 around Liberty | July 13, 2017

Making friends comes in many ways | July 13, 2017

Small Business Bootcamp | July 11, 2017

Solar eclipse chaser says there’s many lessons parents can teach as we approach rare event | July 11, 2017

Book club leader wins Mid-Continent Public Library award | July 7, 2017

MCPL garners grant funding | July 1, 2017

Local libraries, Harvesters feeding hungry children through the summer | June 22, 2017

Yoga poses you can do at home or work to squeeze in some extra stretches, relieve stress | June 21, 2017

Library summer program | May 24, 2017

Business boot camp draws entrepreneurs | May 20, 2017

Chiefs’ visit to Midwest Genealogy Center included in busy community service week | May 19, 2017

Chiefs players, Independence athletes tackle genealogy | May 19, 2017

Summer reading kicks off Monday | May 18, 2017

Mid-Continent library offers boot camp for small biz | May 17, 2017

Business boot camp set for Friday | May 16, 2017

Beatles and Stones Invade Red Bridge Library | May 9, 2017

Mid-Continent Public Library offers food for the needy with Food for Fines program | May 2, 2017

Trade food for fines at the library | April 29, 2017

Library Offers Carnival of Classes for Community Members of All Ages | April 28, 2017

3 exhibits open May 1 | April 27, 2017

A day of art at Mid-Continent North Independence | April 22, 2017

80's icon Andrew McCarthy talks new novel "Just Fly Away" | April 18, 2017

Students create winning covers for favorite books | April 12, 2017

Kansas City's Biggest Libraries Could 'Weather The Storm' If Federal Funds Are Cut | April 7, 2017

MCPL arts festival this weekend | April 5, 2017

Meetings to explore library's future | March 30, 2017

MCPL, KCPL receive grants from state | March 24, 2017

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' Budget Plan Could Cost Public Libraries Millions | March 11, 2017

KC public libraries prepare to upgrade facilities | March 2, 2017

Mid-Continent plans stakeholder meetings | February 23, 2017

Mid-Continent Public Library will allow users to have a word | February 22, 2017

Climbing gym owner to speak at Small Business Bootcamp | February 22, 2017

Wonderscope to build new $12M children's museum in south KC | February 21, 2017

City leaders hope new children’s museum will bring more young families to settle in south KC | February 21, 2017

Children's museum will co-locate with new library at Red Bridge Shopping Center | February 21, 2017

Children's Museum, Library Announce Plans For New Building At Red Bridge Shopping Center | February 21, 2017

Children’s museum and public library plan ‘statement’ building in south Kansas City | February 21, 2017

Tales from the Black West | February 17, 2017

New art ready for public at library, community center and city hall | February 16, 2017

Libraries offer host of black history events during February | February 8, 2017

Black History month honored at area libraries | February 1, 2017

MCPL celebrates Black History Month | February 1, 2017

Volunteers patiently scan genealogy documents | January 18, 2017

How To Run A Successful Restaurant | January 17, 2017

KC Degrees program helps adults finish their educations | January 14, 2017

10 authors coming to Kansas City area you’ll want to see | January 12, 2017

Library rolls out red carpet for annual winter challenge | January 12, 2017

Know your rights | January 6, 2017

Winter Reading Challenge: See the film? Read the book | January 5, 2017

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