We need your help to make the 2020 LitUp Festival a success! Do you love books and meeting authors? Are you interested in art and illustration? Do you just want some volunteer hours and some experience planning events? Kansas City area teens are invited to volunteer their time to help make this exciting event come to life.


This unique literary festival is made for teens, by teens, which means we need YOU to help us bring LitUp Festival to life. Volunteers will be needed in a variety of roles throughout the day. The event will take place on May 2nd, 2020 at the North Independence Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library. Don't miss your chance to be involved!

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. We are currently scheduling our August-October 2020 cycle and beyond! 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 

The Story Center is developing a Story Camp for teens that will run from July 13-17, 2020, in conjunction with the Summer Learning Program theme: Imagine Your Story: Fairy Tales, Mythology, and Fantasy. Our ideal class size will be fifteen 12-15-year-olds per track. Funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation allows us to offer this program free-of-charge to participants as well as to provide stipends for presenters.  

We are looking for two presenters who are experienced working with teens.

One presenter will teach five programs in oral storytelling, and another presenter will teach five programs on visual storytelling, particularly digital and visual storytelling, including graphic novels and comics. Each program needs to last 2-3 hours. By the end of five days, we would like the teens to be able to perform a story or take a sample of their work home with them. 

We accept program proposals from a vast array of fields and backgrounds. 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. If you're looking to submit a general proposal, that form will open on December 1, 2019. 
  • We require all presenters to fill out a W9 form for payment. After the completed program, presenters must submit invoice. 
  • 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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