Author: Nathan Miller

Senior Scholarship!

Seniors, the Library offers a $500 scholarship each year for the best research project. You can find all the details by following this link.
All submissions are due by March 11th.
Your face could live forever in the library entryway!

Reserve online. Pick up anytime!

Check out a book today!

There are several ways to check out a book from the library this year!
All students can check out ebooks and audiobooks from our Sora collection 24/7 to any device from anywhere. Find more information and login instructions on our Read page.

R7 Online students can place a hold on a book from our Library Catalog. You can find instructions on our “Request a Book” page. Once you have placed a hold on the book, you will receive a confirmation email with pick-up instructions. When you are on your way to pick up the book, please call 986-3025, and we will have the book waiting for you in the front office.

Hybrid students can come to the library during your in-person days to check out a book like normal. Hybrid students can also place holds on books when they are at home or at school. When you place a hold on a book using the same instructions as above, you will receive a confirmation email when it is ready to pick up. You can then stop by the library anytime, and the book will be waiting for you with your name on it right inside the entrance on the pick-up cart pictured below.

Finally, remember LS+your student number works as a Mid-Continent Public Library card. Using your student MCPL card you can check out books, ebooks, audiobooks, comic books, stream movies, get live homework help, and more.

Book cart for pick up


In the library world, October is TeenTober to raise awareness of the teen services provided by public and school libraries. Below are some interesting statistics provided by the American Library Association.

Students make almost 1.3 billion visits to school library media centers during the school year, the same as attendance at movie theaters in 2014, or four times as many visitors to national parks. What will you discover at your school library?

97% of public libraries offer a dedicated section for teen books and materials. Teens, visit, and pick up a book today. Don’t know what to choose? Just ask a library staff member for help or check out these booklists made just for teens!

82% of public libraries offer after-school programs or tutoring to teens. Never attended one? Check out‘s teen programs during #TeenTober this month!

And, what is happening at the LSN LMC? We have real books, we have ebooks, we have magazines, we have Book Club, we have MCPL access, we have databases, we have help videos, we’re on Twitter, on Instagram, on YouTube. We have it ALL!!!!!

Banned Books Week Banner

Banned Books Week 2020

Each year the American Library Association celebrates Banned Books Week to bring light to the dangers of censorship and to celebrate each individual’s freedom to read and access information. The LSN Library celebrates your freedoms as well.

Here are many resources where you can learn more about Banned Books Week and your Right to Read.
– This LSN Library page displays the information collected by the ALA Office for Intelectual Freedom concerning book challenges in the United States. This includes a video and slideshow concerning the top 10 most challenged books in 2019.
– Here is the official home of Banned Books Week. It contains information and resources for teachers.
– Here is a Collection of banned and challenged books that you can check out from the LSN Library. Here are instructions for how to check out books during Virtual Learning.
– The ALA’s Library Bill of Rights explains how the library protects your freedom to read and explore your interests widely and privately.
You can also read the ALA’s Freedom to Read Statement, which was first adopted in 1953, and continues to be reaffirmed to this day.

Supply and Book Pick Up, Wednesdays 8:00 am -2:30 pm

Wednesday Pick Up

During Virtual Learning for LSN students and all semester for R7 online students, the LSN Library will host Wednesday Supply and Book Pick Up.

Each Wednesday between 8:00 am – 2:30 pm, you can…
– pick up and return library books.
– request librarian recommendations.
– pick up supplies for classes.

Before each Wednesday, you will receive an email from a librarian or teacher if you have items to pick up.

Approximately 15 minutes prior to your arrival, please call 986-3027 so that we can have your items waiting for you in the Main Office.

Currently, we only operate on Wednesdays. At all other times, please call the LSN Office at 986-3000.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2020

If you come to our first Book Club meeting during the 20-21 school-year ready to discuss five books you read over the summer, you will receive a coupon for a free scoop of Poppy’s Ice Cream.

You can find more information about the Book Club on our Book Club page and in our Book Club Schoology Course (join code WQGT8-7KTNT).

If you can’t make our first meeting, we can probably work something out. Finally, a big thank you to Poppy’s Ice Cream and Coffee House right here in Lee’s Summit for helping to promote literacy at Lee’s Summit North High School.

Your MCPL Access

Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, the LSR7 School District partnered with Mid-Continent Public Library so that every student has a Mid-Content Public Library card. Below is an email from Mid-Continent explaining the details and a bit about some of the many awesome resources students can access via MCPL.

The short version though is this,
Students’ MCPL Library Card = LS1234567 (Capital LS+Lunch Number)
MCPL PIN = MMDDYYYY (Eight digit birthday)


During this critical time when you and your students and their caregivers need help the most, Mid-Continent Public Library provides access to a wide range of online resources that can help with schoolwork at home. As you contact your students, please remind them that they can use the Library virtually with their Student Access Passes (Library card).

You can help your students begin using their Access Passes today!

The Lee’s Summit School District has chosen a special format for Student Access Pass numbers, which gives access to Mid-Continent Public Library’s online resources:

“LS” + student ID number (i.e., LS1234567)

By using their Student Access Pass numbers, your students can use the following from home:

Online Resources: MCPL has more than 200 online resources that can be used for research, school projects, online learning, and more. One such resource is Live Homework Help from, which is available in English and Spanish and connects students with a live tutor who can assist them in a variety of subjects. When accessing any online resource on, type in the student’s Access Pass number using the format above.

Digital Content: The Library provides a wealth of materials that can be downloaded or streamed, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMovies from OverDrive; eMagazines from RBdigital and Flipster; eNewspapers from PressReader; and eMusic from Freegal Music and other free resources. Access these and others at

We look forward to seeing you at one of our branches in the near future.

*All students are eligible for a student ID-based account unless their parents opted out during this year’s school registration.


Overdrive eBooks

Don’t forget about our Overdrive eBook collection. Under the read tab, click on “Find an eBook (Overdrive)” to access our library of more than 4,000 ebooks and 1,000 audiobooks. Below you can find a video tutorial on how to access Overdrive and using Overdrive’s reading app Sora. Also, there is a playlist of 50 professional book talks about titles available in our Overdrive library. And finally, a video on how to link your LSR7 Overdrive library to your Mid-Continent Public Library card to gain access to over 80,000 more titles.

Links: LSR7 Overdrive and MCPL Overdrive
The Sora reading app for iOS and for Android (for School and Public libraries)
The Libby reading app for iOS and Android (for public and university libraries, full collections)

How to use the LSR7 Overdrive eBook Library.
How to use Overdrive’s Sora reading app.
50 professional book talks on titles available via LSR7’s Overdrive Library

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