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Community Rooms

meeting room

Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL) provides Community rooms for public use at its Antioch, Blue Springs South, Excelsior Springs, Farview Neighborhood LibraryGrain Valley, KearneyNorth Independence, Oak GroveParkville, Platte City, Raytown, Smithville, South Independence, and Woodneath Library Center branches as well as the Midwest Genealogy Center. These meeting rooms are available for reservation when not being used for Library activities.

Reserve a Room

Community Room Policies

Per MCPL Board Policy:

Community rooms are available to organizations or groups composed primarily of residents of the Mid-Continent Public Library District. Facilities may not be used for commercial purposes or personal events (e.g., birthday parties, wedding receptions, class reunions). Use of a community room is limited to 2 hours. Times can be extended as long as no other Library users need the room. All uses of the Community Rooms are expected to comply with the guidelines outlined in the Library Conduct Policy.

Community rooms can only be booked up to 30 days in advance. You may contact the location you are interested in with questions regarding scheduling. Permission to use a Library community room does not constitute or imply MCPL endorsement of the aims, policies, or activities of any group or organization, or the views expressed by third parties hosting the meeting. Customers may request a copy of MCPL Board Policy from branch staff.

Making a Reservation

Reservations may be made in person, by phone or online at mymcpl.org. No fee is charged for collaboration rooms or conference rooms, which are limited to a two-hour reservation. Larger rooms (with a maximum occupancy greater than 10) may have a cost-recovery fee. Please contact the branch regarding room costs or if you want to reserve a larger room for more than two hours. Any person using a Community Room must sign a Community Room Agreement Form.

Room Fees

Tier 1 — 1-16 attendees
$10 set-up + $15/hour

Tier 2 — 17-40 attendees
$15 set-up + $15/hour

Tier 3 — 40+ attendees
$20 set-up + $15/hour

Organizations may not, in advance, excessively book a community room. The Library shall determine what is excessive based on time and day of request and intervals between meetings.

Paying for a Room Reservation

Payment for reservation fees must be made with either cash or credit card. Bills will not be issued. Payments should be made at the branch where the room is reserved and must be received before the meeting start time. Cancellations must be made three days prior to reservation in order to receive refund.

NOTE:
You will receive two emails from MCPL. The first states the reservation request was received. The second approves the request. Reservation requests are pending until the reservation has been approved.

Available Rooms

Small Rooms (Capacity: 1-10) — free of charge; can be reserved online

Antioch

  • Meeting Room (capacity: 2)
  • Meeting Room (capacity: 4)
  • Meeting Room (capacity: 8)

Blue Springs South

  • Meeting Room (capacity: 4)
  • Meeting Room (capacity: 7)

Excelsior Springs

  • Meeting Room (capacity: 4)

Farview Neighborhood Library

  • 3 Meeting Rooms (capacity: 2)

Grain Valley

  • 2 Collaboration Rooms (capacity: 4)

Kearney

  • 2 Meeting Rooms (capacity: 4)

Midwest Genealogy Center

  • 3 Consultation Rooms (capacity: 4)

North Independence

  • 4 Collaboration Rooms (capacity: 4)
  • Conference Room (capacity: 8)

Parkville

  • Collaboration Room (capacity: 2)

South Independence

  • 2 Collaboration Rooms (capacity: 4)
  • Conference Room (capacity: 10)

Woodneath Library Center

  • Collaboration Room (capacity: 2)
  • 2 Collaboration Rooms (capacity: 4)
  • Crouch Conference Room (capacity:  10)

Medium Rooms (Capacity: 11-50) — contact branch to reserve

Antioch

  • Community Room (capacity: 30)

Grain Valley

  • Community Room (capacity: 24)

Midwest Genealogy Center

  • Community Room (capacity: 40)

North Independence

  • 2 Community Rooms (capacity: 50)

Oak Grove

  • Community Room (capacity: 50)

Platte City

  • Community Room (capacity: 35)

Parkville

  • Community Room (capacity: 40)

Smithville

  • Community Room (capacity: 50)

Large Rooms (Capacity: 51+) — contact branch to reserve

Antioch

  • Community Room (capacity: 150)

Blue Springs South

  • Community Room (capacity: 100)

Excelsior Springs

  • Community Room (capacity: 65)

North Independence

  • Community Room (capacity: 100)

Raytown

  • Community Room (capacity: 60)

South Independence

  • Community Room (capacity: 60)

Woodneath Library Center

  • Community Halls (capacity: 48)
  • Community Hall (capacity: 60)
  • Community Hall (capacity: 152)

Specialty Rooms — contact branch to reserve

Antioch

  • Storytime Room (capacity: 28)

Midwest Genealogy Center

  • Computer Lab (capacity: 12, with computers)

North Independence

  • Children's Programming Room (capacity: 47)
  • Computer Lab (capacity: 23, with computers)

Woodneath Library Center

  • Computer Lab (capacity: 20, with computers)
  • Storytime Barn (capacity: 48)
Service Type
Branch Services

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