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Press Releases

MCPL Hosts Rededication Ceremony at Grandview Branch | December 7, 2021

Library Powers Up Chromebook Checkout Program | December 2, 2021

MCPL Hosts Rededication Ceremony at Parkville Branch | November 30, 2021

Dickens Descendant Returns to Mid-Continent Public Library | November 1, 2021

Library Reaches Final Chapter of Multi-Year Capital Plan | October 28, 2021

NASB Fuels MCPL’s Reading Rocket Program with $25,000 Donation | October 20, 2021

MCPL and UEA Partner to Offer eSports Classes for Teens | October 1, 2021

Mid-Continent Public Library Trades Food for Fines | September 28, 2021

MCPL Honors 20th Anniversary of 9/11 During ‘Veterans Salute’ | September 8, 2021

Metro Residents Can Get ‘Vaxxed in the Stacks’ | August 27, 2021

Metro Residents Get ‘Vaxxed in the Stacks’ | August 4, 2021

MCPL Rededicates Blue Springs North Branch | August 3, 2021

Library’s Annual Romance Festival Held Virtually August 3–6 | July 28, 2021

MCPL Rededicates Withers Branch | July 22, 2021

Mid-Continent Public Library Breaks Ground on New Building | July 7, 2021

Get Vaxxed in the Stacks! | June 4, 2021

MCPL’s Colbern Road Library Center Opens May 26 | May 25, 2021

MCPL’s Summer Library Program Kicks Off June 1 | May 17, 2021

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

MCPL Celebrates National Library Week, April 4 – 10 | March 31, 2021

Mid-Continent Public Library’s Grandview Branch to Reopen 3/19 | March 16, 2021

Mid-Continent Public Library Hosts Jackson-Clay County Spelling Bee | March 9, 2021

MCPL Launches ‘Express Service’ | February 24, 2021

MCPL Receives Grant for Bicentennial Program Series | February 18, 2021

MCPL Counts Down to Missouri Bicentennial on Aug. 10 | February 11, 2021

Mid-Continent Public Library Resumes Select Technology Services | January 25, 2021

MCPL Challenges KC Adults to Read Five Books in Two Months | January 11, 2021

2020 Press Releases

Mid-Continent Public Library Selling Two Buildings | December 2, 2020

Dickens Descendant Delivers Virtual Performances for MCPL | November 30, 2020

Library Installs StoryWalks® Outside Two Branches | November 5, 2020

21st Annual KC Metro Storytelling Celebration: November 4-7 | October 28, 2020

Virtual Seminar Offers Financial Guidance to Small Businesses | October 19, 2020

Library Honors Military Members During Virtual ‘Veterans Salute’ | September 25, 2020

Library Utilizes CARES Act Grant to Combat Digital Divide | September 24, 2020

Mid-Continent Public Library Opens Withers Branch in Liberty | September 22, 2020

Mid-Continent Public Library Breaks Ground on Northland Auditorium | September 14, 2020

‘Business of Childcare’ Series Offers Support to Local Businesses | August 31, 2020

‘State of Stories’ Explores Missouri’s 200-Year History | August 19, 2020

MCPL South Independence Branch Closes August 30 for Renovations | August 10, 2020

MCPL Director Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary, 30 Years of Service | August 7, 2020

MCPL Liberty Branch to Close August 30, Move to New Building | July 31, 2020

Library’s Annual Romance Convention Goes Virtual Aug. 7 & 8 | July 16, 2020

MCPL Parkville Branch Closes on July 14 for Renovations | July 8, 2020

Library’s ‘Legacy Luncheon’ Fundraiser Goes Virtual | June 25, 2020

MCPL Grandview Branch Closes on July 3 for Renovations | June 22, 2020

Mid-Continent Public Library to Resume Select In-Branch Services on June 16 | June 12, 2020

MCPL Summer Library Program Kicks Off May 26 | May 22, 2020

Library to Resume Book Drop Returns, Launch Curbside Service | May 8, 2020

MCPL Releases Construction Plans for Lee’s Summit Branches | March 13, 2020

MCPL Celebrates Reopening of Buckner Branch | March 4, 2020

Mid-Continent Public Library Hosts Championship Spelling Bee | March 4, 2020

MCPL Celebrates Reopening of Raytown Branch | February 21, 2020

Mid-Continent Public Library Celebrates Black History Month | January 30, 2020

MCPL Challenges KC Adults to Read Five Books in Two Months | January 14, 2020

2019 Press Releases

Mid-Continent Public Library Hosts Clothing Drive Nov. 12–Dec. 17 | November 5, 2019

Michael Scott Moore to Speak at Woodneath Library Center | October 18, 2019

Mid-Continent Public Library Breaks Ground in Liberty | October 17, 2019

Mid-Continent Public Library Hosts ‘Business Bootcamp’ | September 20, 2019

Library Honors Military Members, Celebrates New Community Hall | September 16, 2019

MCPL Opens New Red Bridge Branch in South KC | September 10, 2019

Mid-Continent Public Library Trades Food for Fines | August 28, 2019

Library Offers ‘Marketing and Branding Toolbox’ for Entrepreneurs | August 20, 2019

KCPT, MCPL, & KFKF Present Sneak Peek of Documentary | August 15, 2019

Block Party Celebrates Farview Library & Food Pantry | August 6, 2019

Mid-Continent Public Library Taps into Micro-Distilling Industry | July 31, 2019

KC Metro Libraries Team Up for ‘Library Night at The K’ | July 24, 2019

Author: Libraries ‘on front line of democracy’ | July 23, 2019

MCPL Celebrates Reopening of Kearney Branch | July 16, 2019

‘Legacy Luncheon’ Pays Tribute to Impact of Libraries | July 9, 2019

MCPL Celebrates Reopening of Claycomo Branch | July 8, 2019

Joint Library-Food Pantry Opens in Eastern Independence | June 19, 2019

Food Trucks Compete for ‘Rookie of the Year’ Title | May 23, 2019

Library’s Summer Learning Program Blasts Off on May 20 | May 14, 2019

Mid-Continent Public Library’s Annual Romance Convention Returns | May 6, 2019

Mid-Continent Public Library Trades Food for Fines | April 30, 2019

Mid-Continent Public Library Breaks Ground in Lee’s Summit | April 29, 2019

MCPL’s Woodneath Press Publishes ‘Front Lines to Headlines’ | April 15, 2019

KCPT, Library, & Cultural Center Host ‘Finding Your Roots’ Event on March 14 | March 13, 2019

Mid-Continent Public Library Hosts Championship Spelling Bee | March 7, 2019

‘LitUp’ Returns to Mid-Continent Public Library | March 5, 2019

Lone Jack Branch Reopens, Rededication Ceremony on March 8 | February 22, 2019

Mid-Continent Public Library Hosts Free Business Bootcamp | February 22, 2019

Mid-Continent Public Library Celebrates Black History Month | January 31, 2019

Library and Harvesters Combat Winter Hunger | January 28, 2019

Library Acquires Property, Announces Plan for Branch Construction | January 16, 2019

MCPL Challenges KC Adults to Read Five Books in Two Months | January 9, 2019

Blue Springs South Branch Reopens, Rededication Ceremony on Jan. 11 | January 7, 2019

2018 Press Releases

Antioch Branch Reopens, Rededication Ceremony on Jan. 4 | December 21, 2018

Platte City Branch Reopens, Ribbon Cutting on Dec. 13 | December 6, 2018

Excelsior Springs Branch Reopens, Ribbon Cutting on Dec. 5 | November 27, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library Hosts Free Business Bootcamp | November 19, 2018

Oak Grove Branch Open, Welcome Back Ceremony on Nov. 16 | November 12, 2018

MCPL’s Story Center Hosts ‘1,000 Footsteps’ Exhibit | November 6, 2018

Weston Branch Open, Welcome Back Ceremony on Nov. 8 | October 30, 2018

MCPL Announces Long-Term Lease with LANE4 Property Group | October 15, 2018

Library Launches Phase II of Five-Year Capital Plan | September 7, 2018

‘Veterans Salute’ Returns to Mid-Continent Public Library | September 4, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library Trades Food for Fines | August 27, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library to Hold ELL Classes | August 20, 2018

Kansas City Libraries Team Up for ‘Library Night at The K’ | July 11, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library Hosts ‘Romance GenreCon’ | July 9, 2018

Library Explores the Business of Donuts with Jill Silva | July 2, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library Celebrates Staff and Service | June 12, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library Garners 45K in Grant Funding | June 5, 2018

Harvesters’ Kids Cafe Programs Begin This Month | June 4, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library Launches $113M Capital Plan | May 17, 2018

High School Student and Local Library Host Free Book Festival for Teens | April 30, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library’s Food for Fines is Back! | April 30, 2018

Library Whips Local Entrepreneurs into Shape at ‘Bootcamp’ | April 25, 2018

Library Leads Customers on Mobile Scavenger Hunt | April 2, 2018

Access Art Returns to Mid-Continent Public Library | March 22, 2018

Library Hosts Small Business Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs | March 15, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library to Host ‘KC KissCon’ | March 14, 2018

Library Hosts Acclaimed Authors during ‘Speaker Series’ | March 6, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library Hosts Regional Spelling Bee | February 21, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library Explores ‘Business of Wine’ | February 1, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library Celebrates Black History Month | January 29, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library Hosts Free Tax Help for Seniors | January 24, 2018

Library Hosts Business Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs | January 8, 2018

MCPL’s Winter Reading Challenge Takes a Mysterious Turn | January 3, 2018

2017 Press Releases

MCPL Kicks off Holiday Programs and Live Performances | November 10, 2017

Mid-Continent Public Library Expands Branch Hours | October 24, 2017

Library Offers Entrepreneurs Free Human Resource Training | October 19, 2017

Library Acquires Complete Kansas City Star Archive | October 9, 2017

Library Hosts Free ‘Business of Food Trucks’ Seminar | September 29, 2017

Library Explores ‘World of Chocolate’ | September 21, 2017

MCPL’s Woodneath Press Publishes ‘The First Beverly Hillbilly’ | September 6, 2017

Mid-Continent Public Library Hosts ‘Veterans Salute’ | August 31, 2017

Library, Clay County EDC Host Small Business Bootcamp | August 30, 2017

Mid-Continent Public Library’s Food for Fines is Back! | August 28, 2017

MCPL, MCC-Maple Woods Offer Free Storytelling Courses | August 24, 2017

MCPL Adds Five Authors to Story Center Speaker Series | August 24, 2017

Kansas City Libraries Team Up for ‘Library Night at The K’ | July 21, 2017

Mid-Continent Public Library Hosts Legacy Luncheon | July 11, 2017

Local Beer Barons Unite for ‘Business of Microbrews’ Event | July 5, 2017

Mid-Continent Public Library Garners Grant Funding | June 22, 2017

Harvesters and Library Help Alleviate Childhood Summer Hunger | June 6, 2017

Mid-Continent Public Library Debuts Summer of Learning | May 16, 2017

Mid-Continent Public Library’s Food for Fines is Back! | April 25, 2017

Mid-Continent Public Library Hosts ‘How-To Fair’ | April 24, 2017

Mid-Continent Public Library Celebrates Local Authors | April 12, 2017

Access Art Returns to Mid-Continent Public Library | April 3, 2017

Midwest Genealogy Center Hosts “Legal Genealogist” | February 28, 2017

Acclaimed Authors Join MCPL’s Story Center Speaker Series | February 15, 2017

Mid-Continent Public Library Hosts Community Stakeholder Discussions | February 13, 2017

Library Expands Early Literacy Offerings for Children and Caregivers | February 1, 2017

Mid-Continent Public Library Celebrates Black History Month | January 24, 2017

‘Mother Nature’ on Display at Woodneath Library Center | January 17, 2017

Library Rolls Out Red Carpet for Annual Winter Reading Challenge | January 5, 2017

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