Groundbreaking Event: Friday, May 10, 2019
Library leadership, local officials, and members of the community gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new East Lee’s Summit Branch on Friday, May 10, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.
The site is located at SE Battery Drive and SE Blue Parkway at 2240 SE Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit, MO across from the Addington Place retirement community.
The new East Lee’s Summit Branch is an 18,500-square-foot branch with a wide array of amenities, including a drive-up window, and a community room, as well as upgraded technology. Completed in March 2020, it opened to the public June 16, 2020.
Your New Library Experience Is Here!
The construction 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 design of the new facility includes:
- Community programming room for classes and forums (seating cap. 150)
- Three enclosed meeting/study rooms
- Designated teen area
- The Richard and Deborah Link Learning Center (a children’s area dedicated to the prior owners who generously donated a portion of the property)
- Outdoor seating area
The new East Lee’s Summit branch will help the Library better meet the needs of this growing community. MCPL currently has two other branches in Lee’s Summit—off Oldham Parkway and Colbern Road (now closed for construction)—and collectively the two circulated more than one million items during the last fiscal year (putting them at #1 and #3 in terms of circulation out of MCPL’s 31 branches). Additionally, they had more than 330,000 visitors in their buildings in 2019.
Note: The Lee's Summit Branch will continue to operate following the opening of this new branch. The new Colbern Road Branch building is under construction.