General News

Mid-Continent Public Library Proves Summer Reading Programs Boost Student Achievement

A recent article in the School Library Journal discusses the results of a pilot study of Missouri's Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL) - an Amigos member - suggesting that summer reading programs actually raise student reading levels by their return to school in the fall—particularly among at-risk kids. Library Director Steven Potter, an Amigos Board Member, is interviewed about the study.

Jeff Baskin Profiled in Newspaper Article

3 KC Area Amigos Members Spotlighted in Kansas City Star

Amigos members Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City Public Library, and Cass County (MO) Public Library were the subjects of a recent article in the Kansas City Star titled "Local libraries offer up much more than books." The article outlines examples of the innovative things libraries are doing to attract users in an increasingly technology-driven world.