Groundbreaking: Fall 2019
On Wednesday, January 16, Mid-Continent Public Library’s Board of Trustees approved the purchase of a six-acre property in Liberty, Mo., on the east side of Withers Road near the Liberty Community Center, which will serve as the new location for the replacement of the Liberty Branch. The current branch is located approximately a mile north on Kent Street.
The property will eventually be home to an 18,500-square-foot branch with a variety of upgraded amenities, including a community programming room for classes and forums, enclosed meeting/study rooms, and teen and children’s areas. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in late 2019, and the current Liberty Branch will remain open throughout construction.
“We’re very excited to finalize the purchase of this property,” said Steven V. Potter, MCPL Director and CEO. “The Liberty community has always been very supportive of the Library system, and we’re thrilled to be able to provide them with a modern Library facility.”
Design work for the Library’s Capital Plan is being completed by Sapp Design Architects and Helix Architecture + Design with JE Dunn assuming responsibility for construction contractor management.
More information will be added to this page as it become available.