Closing date: June 18
Reopening date: November 26, 2018
The Antioch Branch reopened as of Monday, November 26, 2018. See renovation drawings
Friday, January 4, 9:00 a.m.
The public is invited to join branch staff, MCPL leadership, and local officials to “turn the page” in a special rededication ceremony on Friday, January 4, at 9:00 a.m., starting a new chapter in the history of Antioch Branch. A brief ceremony will be followed by light refreshments. Everyone in attendance will receive a fine forgiveness token worth up to $10 off fines and select fees.
Welcome Back Open House
Saturday, January 5, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Customers are also invited to attend a Welcome Back open house on Saturday, January 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. that will include entertainment at 2:00 p.m. by magician Eric Vaughn, refreshments, and an "I Love My Library" selfie station. A fine forgiveness token will be distributed during branch hours on January 5. Registration is not required for the Welcome Back Open House. To attend the magic show featuring magician Eric Vaughn, you will need to register on our website or by calling the branch.
Mobile Scavenger Hunt
January 4 – 11
Customers can also participate in the Antioch Branch Scavenger Hunt using the free GooseChase app beginning at 9:00 a.m. during the rededication event through Friday, January 11. Participants can qualify for a $50 gift certificate from Cascone’s Italian Restaurant.
Holds and Returns
All holds previously directed to the North Oak Branch are now available at the Antioch Branch.
If you would like your holds transferred back to the Antioch Branch, please call or visit any MCPL branch and ask a staff member for assistance in redirecting your holds to your desired location.
The branch book drop has reopened.
The Antioch Branch has reopened, and will follow the schedule below beginning on January 8, 2019.
Storytime for Babies
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Storytime for Toddlers
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Storytime for Families
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Your New Library Experience is Here!
The renovation of this branch is part of the first phase by Mid-Continent Public Library. This project is part of Library’s capital project made possible by funds from Proposition L. The architects are SAPP Design (Springfield, MO) and Helix Architecture and Design, Inc. (Kansas City, MO), and the construction firm for all projects is JE Dunn.
The Antioch Branch will undergo significant changes during renovation, including the following:
- Refreshed entryway and signage
- New community room with A/V equipment (cap. 140)
- New collaboration rooms
- New teen area
- New children’s area
- Updated Storytime program room
- New reading lounge
- New furniture additions
- Updated parking configuration
- New printer for public use
- New and updated public computers
- Updated children’s computers (AWEs)
- New and improved Wi-Fi coverage and access
- Landscape enhancements