MPLD Membership Form

July 1– June 30 Membership Year

Use the PDF invoice form below to send in a check for membership, or pay your annual membership dues ONLINE when registering for the June meeting. Membership is for each library and not per person, so new or incoming directors please email the Treasurer or to check your membership status before paying dues.


Interest Groups & Regional Groups


There are informal subgroups of Missouri public library directors that occasionally meet or communicate about issues and topics that are more relevant to their size.

DOLLS -- Directors of Large LibrarieS includes:

Daniel Boone Regional Library

Kansas City Public Library

Mid-Continent Public Library

Springfield-Greene County Library District

St. Charles City-County Library

St. Louis County Library

St. Louis Public Library

MSLD -- Medium Sized Library Directors, includes the top 24+/- libraries under the large libraries using a formula of population served, assessed valuation, or local income, and currently includes:

Barry-Lawrence Regional Library

Boonslick Regional Library

Camden County Library District

Cape Girardeau Public Library

Cass County Public Library

Christian County Library

Dunklin County Library

Heartland Regional Library

Jefferson County Library

Joplin Public Library

Kirkwood Public Library

Lebanon-Laclede County Library

Little Dixie Regional Library

Missouri River Regional Library

Neosho-Newton County Library

North Kansas City Public Library

Ozark Regional Library

Poplar Bluff Public Library

Pulaski County Library

Riverside Regional Library

Rolling Hills Consolidated Library

Scenic Regional Library

St. Joseph Public Library

Trails Regional Library

University City Public Library

Webster Groves Public Library

DOTS -- Directors Of Tiny librarieS includes all other libraries in Missouri.  

Meetings are currently coordinated by Stacey Embry of  Morgan County Library.  

Regional Groups

There are also regional groups in Missouri for public libraries to meet and share information.

3D -- Directors Dine and Discuss

Regional group in southeast Missouri, stretching from Ste. Genevieve County south to the state line, and west to Iron and Butler Counties. The group typically meets on the fourth Friday bi-monthly, and different library directors alternate hosting the group's meetings.

GRLC -- Grand River Library Conference

The Grand River Library Conference is a group of small and medium-sized public libraries in northern Missouri. GRLC is open to all libraries located north of I-70 in Missouri.  There are currently 49 eligible members in the Conference.


Libraries in central and south central Missouri, including the counties of Miller, Maries, Crawford, Reynolds, Pulaski, Texas, Laclede, Webster, Wright, Douglas, Oregon, and Ripley.

Chat N Chew

Informal group of central and southwest Missouri library directors, includes the region around, Joplin, Webb City, Springfield, and Neosho.

SLRLN -- St. Louis Regional Library Network

The St. Louis Regional Library Network (SLRLN) which began in 1977, is a non-profit organization representing all library types and governed by a set of Bylaws.  Its mission is to provide opportunities and forums for libraries and librarians to share resources and to learn from each other. To fulfill its mission, SLRLN identifies the needs and resources of the library community served by the Network, develops and offers cooperative programs deemed appropriate by member libraries, and evaluates and assesses those needs and programs.  They have an annual Tech Expo conference, a Spring Speaker Series, and two additional workshops every year. SLRLN encourages partnerships and collaboration between libraries through the Info-Pass program, and works with vendors to offer product discounts to members through our Cooperative purchasing program.

SWLD--Southwest Library Directors

SWLD is a group of libraries in southwest Missouri.  It is open to all public libraries in Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Greene, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Stone, Taney, and Vernon counties.  They meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month beginning at 10 a.m., and alternate in person meetings with Zoom meetings.

Missouri Public Library MASTER LIST

Of the 171 recognized public libraries in Missouri, if the director is known they are listed here.  Not all libraries listed are MPLD members.  Updated regularly.

Master List