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Mid-Continent Library District, serving an area of 660,000 residents, has a collection of 2,700,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 110,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 50,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.

Staffing consists of 400 employees, of whom 33 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 31 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $6,600,000. Patrons make 3,600,000 visits annually, and check out materials 7,200,000 times. Fifty percent of all check-outs are children's materials.

Location: 15616 East 24 Highway, Independence Missouri 64050 Telephone 816-836-5200

Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Basehor) Basehor Library, District #2, Lv. County
(Carrollton) Carrollton Public Library
(Harrisonville) Cass County Public Library
(Harrisonville) Cass County Public Library
(Overland Park) Johnson County Library
(Overland Park) Johnson County Library

06/05 Coming to The Independence area
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Kansas City MO June18-July7 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is set under the stars in South Moreland Park near Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. They have several programs to study and explore such as Speaker's Bureau and Poster and Sonnet Contest. The faculty includes theatre professionals, actors, and educators experienced in performing and teaching Shakespeare. Many of the instructors are veterans of festival productions.

Greater Kansas Citry Japan Festival Kansas City MO October6 Cekebrating the cultural of Japan.