Thank you for your interest in providing training for Mid-Continent Public Library.  MCPL’s mission is to enrich our citizens and communities through expanding access to innovation, information, ideas, and inspiration.  We accept program proposals from a vast array of fields and backgrounds in hopes of connecting distinct talents with the dynamic communities we serve.


Please note:

  • MCPL policy prohibits selling of products or services during programs, except for authors and musicians (who may sell books, CDs and/or DVDs). Exceptions may also be possible for non-profit organizations and/or community partners. 
  • Program submissions are reviewed in the order they are received. We thank you in advance for your patience in this process. 

MCPL Library program submissions form are now open! The Mid-Continent Public Library is looking for great pitches for exciting library programs and experiences. We accept program proposals from a vast array of fields and backgrounds in hopes of connecting distinct talents with the dynamic communities we serve. We hope to hear from you soon! 


Please note:

  • Preferential treatment is shown to those presenters willing to travel to all 31 of our locations. We understand that the size of the MCPL library system can make traveling to all locations difficult. Please review the MCPL map and indicate to which branches you would be willing to travel.  
  • MCPL policy prohibits selling of products or services during programs, with exception for authors and musicians (who may sell books, CDs and/or DVDs). Exceptions have also been made for non-profit organizations and/or community partners. 
  • Program submissions are reviewed in the order they are received. We thank you in advance for your patience in this process. 

The Story Center program submissions are now open! The Story Center is looking for educational programs about written, oral, and digital storytelling. We accept program proposals from a vast array of fields and backgrounds. Our programming needs change from quarter to quarter, so we will keep your proposal on file for future consideration. If you are not ready to submit a proposal, we will open submissions again on December 1, 2019. Learn more about The Story Center.

Please note:

  •  MCPL policy prohibits selling of products or services during programs, with exception for authors and musicians (who may sell books, CDs and/or DVDs). Exceptions have also been made for non-profit organizations and/or community partners. We do not take requests for book signings, launches, or similar events. If you are searching for places to sign books, we recommend contacting independent bookstores. If you're looking for our ReadLOCAL author program, please click here.
  • We require all presenters to fill out a W9 form for payment. After the completed program, presenters must submit invoice. 
  • Please note our programs take place on weekday evenings and weekends. 
  • We may require an in-person meeting to discuss the details of your program. 

If you have any questions, please email Story Center Program Manager, Shannon Thompson, at sthompson@mymcpl.org

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