We need your help to make the 2019 LitUp Festival a success! Come share the excitement of our largest library program on May 4, 2019 at the North Independence Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library. This all-day event is designed by a teen for teens and will feature free food, free books, author talks, book signings, illustration and writing workshops, and a poetry slam. The day is packed with amazing authors, featuring keynote addresses from Gayle Forman in the morning and Jacqueline Woodson in the afternoon. 

Your role as a volunteer will be to help make this awesome event run smoothly in a docent role. You won't be asked to do any heavy lifting and will receive all the information and training you need to enjoy your time helping the teens in our community access literature. Please share a little more about yourself below. 

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. 
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