Small Business Quickstart

Small Business Quickstart

Join us on September 12 at the Woodneath Library Center for this free small business seminar.

Food for Fines

Food for Fines

Bring boxed or canned non-perishable food items to pay off your overdue fines!

Original KC Honky Tonk

Original KC Honky Tonk

Bring the whole family to this rockin’ live music event!

Homework Help

Homework Help

Get one-on-one help from an online tutor!


News and Views

The Buzz About the Bee

The Bee is expanding!

In last year's amazing showing, local fifth grader Sophia Hoffman and seventh grader Kush Sharma went 66 rounds in the Spelling Bee finals, ending when Bee officials ran out of available words. The competition went an additional 29 rounds before Kush was declared the winner.

Outstanding Service on All Levels!

Last week, the Missouri Library Association announced that library trustee Brent Schondelmeyer is the recipient of the Virginia G. Young Outstanding Service Award. The Virginia G. Young Outstanding Service Award recognizes an individual trustee for exemplary service to libraries in Missouri. Brent Schondelmeyer has served on the MCPL Library Board since 2003, and is known for his heartfelt commitment to fostering a love of life-long learning throughout our many communities. 

Back to School Resources

It’s hard to believe that another summer is drawing to a close. I hope all the parents out there are thinking of ways that the Library can help you as the start of a new school year is just around the corner. I’m sure you are looking forward to packing lunches and signing permission slips, and that is a pretty big gig of its own. It is always nice to be reminded that the Library can be there to help kids all year long with what they need to be successful in the classroom.

Tags, Pads, and Gates, Oh My!

VHS and Cassette Sale: Add Part of Our Collection to Your Collection

Interested in adding VHS and audio cassettes to your home library? As we upgrade the technology in our libraries, we are removing all VHS and audio cassettes from our collection and giving you the chance to purchase your favorite titles. Even though they will no longer be available for checkout and all holds will be cancelled for these items, you can still take them home: to keep! 

Library Closing

Due to renovations and repairs, the Liberty Branch will be closed September 8-28.

RFID Conversion

The following branches will be closed for RFID conversion:

September 8-14
Oak Grove

September 15-21
Lone Jack
South Independence

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