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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

Midwest Genealogy Center

Will remain open during construction of the new 400-seat community hall.

East Lee's Summit Branch

This project will be completed in late 2020.

Red Bridge

Will remain open during construction, which began in Spring 2019.

Liberty

A property has been acquired. The groundbreaking will be in Fall 2019.

Buckner Branch

Temporary closing date: July 31
Reopening date: December 2019

Raytown Branch

Temporary closing date: August 5
Reopening date: December 2019

Completed Construction Projects

Kearney

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

Claycomo

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

Edgerton

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

Dearborn

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

Camden Point

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

Lone Jack

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

Blue Springs South

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

Antioch

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

Platte City

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

Excelsior Springs

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

Oak Grove

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

Weston

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

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