Temporary closing date: July 31
Reopening date: Wednesday, February 5
The Buckner Branch has reopened for business as of Wednesday, February 5. Its hours of operation are Mon. – Thur. 9 – 8; Fri. 9 – 6; Sat. 10 – 6.
Buckner Branch Reopening Events
Rededication Ceremony - this event is still scheduled to take place
Friday, March 13, 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, March 13, at 9:00 a.m., marking a new chapter in the history of the Buckner 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 and can participate in the mobile scavenger hunt that kicks off during the event (see below for more details).
Welcome Back Open House - this event and the Mad Science program have been cancelled
Saturday, March 14, 11:00 a.m–2:00 p.m.
Buckner Branch Mobile Scavenger Hunt
Adults and kids will have fun getting to know their upgraded branch by participating in the Buckner Branch Scavenger Hunt using the free GooseChase app. The hunt will kick off at 9:00 a.m. during the rededication event and run through Saturday, March 21, at 6:00 p.m. Participants can qualify for a $50 gift certificate to Tuscano’s Italian Restaurant in Buckner.
Your New Library Experience Is Here!
The renovation of this branch is part of MCPL’s Capital Improvement Plan. This project is made possible by funds from Proposition L. The architects are SAPP Design (Springfield, MO) and Helix Architecture + Design, Inc. (Kansas City, MO), and the construction firm for all projects is JE Dunn.
The Buckner Branch received the following updates during the renovation:
- Refreshed exterior with automatic entry doors
- New windows and/or skylights
- New paint, carpet and ceilings
- New lighting
- Outdoor seating area
- Improved Wi-Fi coverage and access
- Landscape enhancements