The Library has acquired a piece of property in Lee’s Summit, Mo., off of Blue Parkway and SE Battery Drive where it intends to erect a brand new 18,500-square-foot branch with a wide array of amenities and upgraded technology. Pending Lee’s Summit City Council approval, the design of the new facility will include:
- Community programming room for classes and forums
- Enclosed meeting/study rooms
- Designated teen area
- Children’s area—the “Richard and Deborah Link Learning Center” (dedicated to the prior owners who generously donated a portion of the property)
MCPL currently has two other branches in Lee’s Summit—off Oldham Parkway and Colbern Road—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 last year. The new Lee’s Summit branch will help the Library better meet the needs of this growing community.
Note: Both the Lee's Summit and Colbern Road Branches will continue to operate following the opening of this new branch.
A date for a groundbreaking ceremony will be posted here when available.