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Mid-Continent Public Library Reaches Year-End 1,000,000+ eBook Check-outs Becomes First Missouri Library System Ever to Reach Milestone

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Mid-Continent Public Library is grateful to its customers who kept their New Year’s resolutions by reading more in 2015. The library system, which serves more than 780,000 residents of Clay, Jackson and Platte Counties, announced that it is the first Missouri or Kansas library ever to reach more than 1,000,000 …

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Woodneath Library Celebrates the 50th Birthday of Mid-Continent Public Library

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The Northland News swung by the Mid-Continent Public Library 50th birthday celebration at Woodneath Library Center on Tuesday, November 10. The event saw around 50 people attend the festivities. Library director, Steven Potter, spoke for about 10 minutes to people that attended the event. Potter said that it was appropriate …

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Mid-Continent Library Celebrates 50th Birthday on November 10 Celebrations at More Than 30 Locations Across Region

Mid-Continent Public Library will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Tuesday, November 10 with birthday celebrations, author visits, special performances, prizes, and ceremonies including visits from local dignitaries, the Library Director Steve Potter, MCPL’s new mascot Marty the Martian, and the announcement of a new literacy program. “Since 1965, MCPL has …

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Kansas City’s Mid-Continent Library and New York Public Library Executives Agree on World Series Wagers

Mid-Continent Public Library Director Steven Potter is so convinced that the Kansas City Royals will win the World Series that he has challenged New York Public Library President Anthony Marx to a wager for bragging rights. If the Mets defeat the Royals, Potter will contribute a supply of MCPL’s special …

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Positive Annual Mid-Continent Public Library Report Given to Commission by Library Director

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Executive Director and CEO of Mid-Continent Public Library, Steve Potter, appeared before the Clay County Missouri Commission to give the annual report on the Mid-Continent Library. The report from Potter was positive. Mid-Continent received their annual audit without comment or opinion. This is often known as a “clean audit.” It …

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Mid-Continent Public Library Extends Bet in Support of Kansas City Royals

Mid-Continent Public Library Director Steven Potter has shown his support for the Kansas City Royals by betting Vickery Bowles of Toronto Public Library and Pilar Martinez of Edmonton Public Library that the Royals will win the American League Pennant. If the Blue Jays defeat the Royals, Potter will contribute $50 …

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Celebrate Family History Month at the Midwest Genealogy Center Independence-Based Library Offers Classes and Resources to Start Family Search

In 2001, after witnessing the continuing popularity of researching one’s family tree, Congress officially designated October as Family History Month. Mid-Continent Public Library’s celebration will be focused on special programming and extensive resource training taking place at The Midwest Genealogy Center [3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road], the largest free-standing public …

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Erase Mid-Continent Library Fines with Food Donation to Local Pantries

Mid-Continent Public Library, with 31 locations in the Greater Kansas City area, will be erasing Library fines for those who bring boxed or canned non-perishable food items to any location the week of Monday, September 14 – 20, 2015. MCPL offers the Food for Fines program twice a year, leading …

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Mid-Continent Public Library Premieres Story Center Speaker Series National Authors Offer an Inside Look at the Writing Process

Mid-Continent Public Library’s Story Center, a regional resource for digital, oral, and written storytelling, is announcing their fall line-up of the new Story Center Speaker Series. This innovative series brings local and national authors and story crafters to the Library for free expert discussions and public interactions (book signings and …

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Kansas City Public Library, Mid-Continent Public Library Team on Citywide, Sesquicentennial Celebration of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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(Kansas City, Missouri) – This way down the rabbit hole. The Kansas City Public Library and Mid-Continent Public Library focus the city’s literary attention on Lewis Carroll’s timeless Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, kicking off an ambitious, two-month, reading-and-events initiative with back-to-back presentations by one of the world’s leading Carroll scholars. …

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