Seven of Mid-Continent Public Libraries branches will offer free nutritious summer meals to all children and teens through age 18. The theme, Meet and Eat, encourages children to share lunch with their friends and enjoy free programs and activities at the library. Walk-ins are welcome; no registration is required. The library also encourages families to sign up for its Summer Learning Program while they’re there.
Kids Cafe will be offered at more than 60 sites this summer as part of Harvesters Childhood Hunger Initiative. Participating Mid-Continent Public Library sites include Blue Ridge Branch, Monday-Friday, noon-1 p.m., through Aug. 11; Buckner Branch, Monday-Friday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., through Aug. 11; Grandview Branch, Monday-Friday, 3-4 p.m., through Aug. 11; North Independence Branch, Monday-Friday, 4-5 p.m., through Aug. 1l; Red Bridge Branch, Mondays from noon-1 p.m. through Aug. 12; Riverside Branch, Monday-Friday from 3-4 p.m. through Aug. 14; and South Independence Branch, Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. through Aug. 10.
For a list of branch addresses and upcoming library programs, visit mymcpl.org.