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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 was able to increase its operating hours according to community needs, enhance its services to customers, and launch a new, mobile-friendly website in early 2018. 

In June 2018, its capital plan launched, beginning several years of construction projects which will see renovation or replacement of all Library facilities, and the addition of two new service locations. 

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.

Please visit this page to keep up to date on the latest progress from the Library regarding Capital Plan projects.

Current Library Construction

Green Hills Library Center

Green Hills Library Center

Dedication: December 9, 2022

North Oak Branch

North Oak Branch

Closing date: November 28, 2021;

Reopening date: 2023

Grain Valley Branch

Grain Valley Branch

Groundbreaking: Late Fall 2022; Opening: Late Fall 2023

Riverside Branch

Riverside Branch

Groundbreaking: Winter 2023

Future Construction Projects

East Independence Branch - Timeline TBD

Completed Construction Projects

2022

Woodneath Library Center Auditorium

The Woodneath Library Center Auditorium was dedicated on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Lee's Summit Branch

The Lee's Summit Branch reopened to the public on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

2021

Blue Ridge Branch

The Blue Ridge Branch reopened to the public on Monday, November 29, 2021.

Colbern Road Library Center

The Colbern Road Library Center reopened to the public on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

Grandview Branch

The Grandview Branch reopened to the public on Friday, March 19, 2021.

South Independence Branch

The South Independence Branch reopened to the public on February 10, 2021.

Parkville Branch

The Parkville Branch reopened to the public on January 5, 2021.

2020

Withers Branch

The Withers Branch (formerly the Liberty Branch) opened on September 23, 2020.

East Lee's Summit Branch

The East Lee's Summit Branch opened on June 16, 2020.

Blue Springs North Branch

The Blue Springs North Branch reopened to the public on March 9, 2020.

Buckner Branch

The Buckner Branch reopened to the public on February 5, 2020.

Raytown Branch

The Raytown Branch reopened to the public on January 27, 2020.

2019

North Independence Branch

The North Independence Branch reopened to the public on October 29, 2019. 

Red Bridge Branch

The Red Bridge Branch reopened to the public on September 26, 2019.

Midwest Genealogy Center

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

Kearney Branch

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

Claycomo Branch

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

Edgerton Branch

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

Dearborn Branch

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

Camden Point Branch

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

Lone Jack Branch

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

2018

Blue Springs South Branch

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

Antioch Branch

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

Platte City Branch

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

Excelsior Springs Branch

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

Oak Grove Branch

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

Weston Branch

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

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