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Mid-Continent Public Library shifts to curbside, drive-up service

By The Examiner staff

All open Mid-Continent Public Library branches have shifted to curbside and drive-up window service only, due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in the metro area and several branches closing last week.

The change took effect Monday.

The North Independence of the Mid-Continent Public Library.

One area branch, the Blue Springs South Branch at 2220 S. Missouri 7, has been closed since last Wednesday after a staff member there tested positive. The Smithville branch closed the next day for the same reason, and five more branches, all outside the area, were closed Friday, leading to the librarywide decision.

Book drops remain open, and Wi-Fi outside the library branches is available.

Mid-Continent said in a release it will work with local health departments to determine the necessary next steps and will make announcements when closed branches can resume with curbside and drive-up window service. For more information, visit: mymcpl.org/COVID.