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The Library's Future

Following the passage of Proposition L on November 8, 2016, and the additional funding it brought beginning in December 2017, the Library will be able to enhance its services to customers and begin the renovation or replacement of aging facilities.

So far in 2018, the Library has expanded its hours of operation system-wide and has launched a new, mobile-friendly website. This summer, its capital plan began, launching several years of construction projects.

It is important to the Library that residents stay informed about these future plans, updates on progress made towards accomplishing its goals, and new additions to services and resources made possible by the new funds.

In the coming months, use this page to keep up to date on the latest communications from the Library regarding its future.

For information about branch reopening celebrations, please see your branch's construction page below.

For information about fine forgiveness tokens, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Current Library Construction

Red Bridge Branch

The Red Bridge Branch will be closed from August 21, 2019, until September 26, 2019.
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Liberty Branch

Property has been acquired for the new Liberty Branch. The groundbreaking will be in Fall 2019.
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Buckner Branch

The Buckner Branch will be closed from July 31 to December 2019.
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Raytown Branch

The Raytown Branch will be closed for renovations from August 5 to December 2019.
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Blue Springs North Branch

The Blue Springs North Branch will be closed from September 23, 2019., until Spring 2020.
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North Independence Branch

Closing Date: October 7, 2019 Reopening Dates: The youth services floor of the branch will reopen to the public on Monday, October 21. The remainder of the branch will reopen in late November 2019 (date TBD).    
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East Lee’s Summit Branch

This project will be completed in late 2020.
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Completed Construction Projects

Midwest Genealogy Center

MGC's new community hall was completed in August 2019.
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Kearney Branch

The Kearney Branch reopened to the public on June 3, 2019.
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Claycomo Branch

The Claycomo Branch reopened to the public on May 13, 2019.
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Edgerton Branch

The Edgerton Branch reopened to the public on February 19, 2019. 
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Dearborn Branch

The Dearborn Branch reopened to the public on January 22, 2019.
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Camden Point Branch

The Camden Point Branch reopened to the public on January 22, 2019.
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Lone Jack Branch

The Lone Jack Branch reopened to the public on January 7, 2019.
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Blue Springs South Branch

The Blue Springs South Branch reopened to the public on December 10, 2018.
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Antioch Branch

The Antioch Branch reopened to the public on November 26, 2018.
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Platte City Branch

The Platte City Branch reopened to the public on November 5, 2018.
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Excelsior Springs Branch

The Excelsior Springs Branch reopened to the public on November 5, 2018.
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Oak Grove Branch

The Oak Grove Branch reopened to the public on October 10, 2018. 
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Weston Branch

The Weston Branch reopened to the public on September 20, 2018. 
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