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Library leadership, local officials, and members of the community gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at the new location for the Liberty Branch on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.
The site is located at 1665 S Withers Rd. Liberty, MO across from the Stepping Stones Montessori School.
The Library will erect a brand new 18,500-square-foot branch with a wide array of amenities and upgraded technology. The design of the new facility will include:
- Community room for classes and programs
- Enclosed meeting/study rooms
- New teen area
- New children’s area
The new branch is targeted for completion in late 2020.
Library Acquires Land for New Liberty Branch Location
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.