Please use this form to order and pay for Gerald Dickens book Dickens and Staplehurst: A Biography of a Rail Crash. Please make sure to choose which branch you would like to pick-up the book. If you live outside Mid-Continent Public Library's service area and need the book shipped; please mark the "I would like the book shipped" option. If you choose to have the book shipped a $3.50 shipping fee will be added to the cost of the book.

All teens (entering 7th-12th grade in Fall 2022) from the greater KC Metro area are eligible to apply to volunteer at the 2022 LitUP Festival, scheduled for June 4, 2022 at MCPL's North Independence Branch. Volunteers will assist library staff during the festival. Specific roles are still being developed, but will include managing creative projects and other activities, helping with 'crowd control' during author events and workshops, and providing information and directions to the festival's many attendees.

 MCPL is now accepting Virtual Library program submissions! 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:

  • 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. 
  • Per this policy, presenters cannot have banners with links to their sites showing throughout the entire program. This includes any Facebook, Twitter, or personal sites. Presenters are welcome to bring these sites up at the end of the program. However, this must be done in a passive manner and no active push should be made to get audience members to visit them. Sites that take funds (such as Patreon or donation sites) cannot be mentioned or have their links shown at all. 
  • All virtual programs must be at least 25 minutes long and in the mp4 format
  • If your program will be live on Facebook, be sure to accept the MCPL360 friend request to ensure the necessary administrative permissions.
  • If you are sending a video, the file needs to be submitted at least four business days prior to the program date.
  • 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. 

MCPL is now accepting Virtual Library program submissions! 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:

  • 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. 
  • Per this policy, presenters cannot have banners with links to their sites showing throughout the entire program. This includes any Facebook, Twitter, or personal sites. Presenters are welcome to bring these sites up at the end of the program. However, this must be done in a passive manner and no active push should be made to get audience members to visit them. Sites that take funds (such as Patreon or donation sites) cannot be mentioned or have their links shown at all. 
  • All virtual programs must be at least 25 minutes long and in the mp4 format
  • If your program will be live on Facebook, be sure to accept the MCPL360 friend request to ensure the necessary administrative permissions.
  • If you are sending a video, the file needs to be submitted at least four business days prior to the program date.
  • Program submissions are reviewed in the order they are received. We thank you in advance for your patience in this process.

MCPL is now accepting Virtual Library program submissions! 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:

  • 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. 
  • Per this policy, presenters cannot have banners with links to their sites showing throughout the entire program. This includes any Facebook, Twitter, or personal sites. Presenters are welcome to bring these sites up at the end of the program. However, this must be done in a passive manner and no active push should be made to get audience members to visit them. Sites that take funds (such as Patreon or donation sites) cannot be mentioned or have their links shown at all. 
  • All virtual programs must be at least 25 minutes long and in the mp4 format
  • If your program will be live on Facebook, be sure to accept the MCPL360 friend request to ensure the necessary administrative permissions.
  • If you are sending a video, the file needs to be submitted at least four business days prior to the program date.
  • Program submissions are reviewed in the order they are received. We thank you in advance for your patience in this process.

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. 
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