Close

All MCPL branches will closed on July 4 for Independence Day. Our Virtual Branch is available 24/7.

Back to top

MCPL Breaks Ground on Green Hills Library Center on July 15

MCPL Breaks Ground on Green Hills Library Center on July 15

July 8, 2021

Mid-Continent Public Library will break ground on its brand-new Green Hills Library Center (8581 North Green Hills Road, Kansas City, MO 64154) on Thursday, July 15, at 8:30 a.m. The new building is slated to open in summer 2022 and will serve as a replacement for the Library’s current Boardwalk Branch (8656 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, Mo.), which will remain open until construction is complete.

“We’re very excited to mark the start of this new project, which will be a valuable resource for Northland residents and a great improvement for our Boardwalk Branch customers,” said Steven V. Potter, MCPL Director and CEO.

The Green Hills Library Center will be the home of the first public library Culinary Literacy Center in the region (more details to be released during the groundbreaking). The branch will span approximately 35,000 square feet and will offer a variety of modern amenities, including:

  • An enclosed storytime room that seats 100
  • Five collaboration rooms for customers to reserve for tutoring sessions, business meetings, etc.
  • A community program room that seats 200+
  • Outdoor seating area
  • A coffee shop

“The Boardwalk Branch has been well used over the years, and we have loved serving the community from this location. However, we know our customers will be thrilled to have such a beautiful modern facility to call their home library!” said Becky Richardson, MCPL Boardwalk Branch Manager. “With so much growth happening in our area, we are excited for the new opportunities we will have to offer our community from this larger facility.”

The construction of the Green Hills Library Center is part of MCPL’s ongoing Capital Improvement Plan, which it launched following the passage of Proposition L in 2016—the first increase to the Library’s property tax levy in three decades.

The Library is working with Sapp Design Architects, Helix Architecture + Design, and JE Dunn to execute the Capital Plan, which to date, has included the renovation or replacement of 24 branches and the construction of the brand-new East Lee’s Summit Branch off SE Blue Parkway. Currently, four MCPL branches are under construction and four more are scheduled to be constructed or renovated.

More information about all of the Library’s construction projects can be found at mymcpl.org/Community.

Comments

Live close by, so this is wonderful news! I do hope that plenty of green space for outside activities is planned. What will the old building on Ambassador Drive be used for?

From Dianne Marks (not verified)
Tue, 07/13/2021 - 09:51am

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.

View All Blogs

Read Similar Blogs:
My Community

Resources You May Also Like

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Find biographical resources quickly with this index.
More Info

Missouri Legal Forms

Browse an online library of legal forms for many situations.
More Info

American West

Discover original documents about western expansion.
More Info

Kansas City Star Image Edition

View the print version of the Star, 2013 to present.
More Info

Events You May Also Like

Blogs You May Also Like

From the Director: MCPL – Your Voting Resource
Read More

From the Director: MCPL – Your Voting Resource

When I was in Boy Scouts, I learned that there were lots of “rights” and “du
Vaxxed in the Stacks: More Vaccine Clinics at MCPL
Read More

Vaxxed in the Stacks: More Vaccine Clinics at MCPL

In partnership with both the Jackson County and Platte County Health Departments, Mid-Contin
Library and Harvesters Combat Winter Hunger
Read More

Library and Harvesters Combat Winter Hunger

Today marks the first day of Mid-Continent Public Libra
The Library in This Moment, March 2021
Read More

The Library in This Moment, March 2021

Remembering the past year and a half, I feel that we’ve all been exposed to unexpected tragedy, sometime

Was this page helpful? Yes No