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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

Camden Point

Closing Date: November 8; Reopening Date: January 2019

Claycomo

Closing Date: December 10; Reopening Date: Spring 2019

Dearborn

Closing Date: November 8; Reopening Date: January 2019

Edgerton

Closing Date: November 8; Reopening Date: January 2019

Kearney

Closing Date: November 26; Reopening Date: Spring 2019

Lone Jack

Closing Date: October 17; Reopening date: January 2019

Midwest Genealogy Center

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

New Lee's Summit Branch

A property has been acquired. A groundbreaking date will be announced soon.

Red Bridge

The Red Bridge Branch will be moved into a larger space in 2019.

Completed Construction Projects

Weston

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

Oak Grove

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

Excelsior Springs

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

Platte City

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

The branch will celebrate with an open house on December 13 and an open house on December 15.

Antioch

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

Blue Springs South

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

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