Temporary closing date: August 5
Reopening date: Monday, January 27, 2020
The Raytown Branch reopened to the public on Monday, January 27.
Raytown Branch Reopening Events
Friday, March 6 10:00 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 6, at 10:00 a.m., marking a new chapter in the history of the Raytown 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
Friday, March 6, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Customers are also invited to attend a Welcome Back open house on Friday, March 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. that will include light refreshments, the mobile scavenger hunt (see details below), an appearance by the Library’s mascot Marty the Martian, and an "I Love My Library" selfie station. The open house will conclude with entertainment beginning at 4:00 p.m. by KC Magic Man Brad Lynn. All customers will receive a $10 fine forgiveness token during regular business hours Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8. Registration is not required for the Welcome Back Open House, but please register for the Raytown Branch Welcome Back Open House with Brad Lynn.
Raytown Branch Mobile Scavenger Hunt
Adults and kids will have fun getting to know their upgraded branch by participating in the Raytown Branch Scavenger Hunt using the free GooseChase app. The hunt will kick off at 10:00 a.m. during the rededication event and run through Saturday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. Participants can qualify to win a $50 gift certificate from Breakfast & Lunch Lovers Restaurant in Raytown.
Your New Library Experience Is Here!
The renovation of this branch was part of MCPL’s Capital Improvement Plan. This project was made possible by funds from Proposition L. The architects were SAPP Design (Springfield, MO) and Helix Architecture + Design, Inc. (Kansas City, MO), and the construction firm for all projects was JE Dunn.
The Raytown Branch underwent changes during the renovation, including the following:
- Refreshed exterior with automatic entry doors
- New paint, carpet and ceilings
- New lighting
- Display cases
- Improved Wi-Fi coverage and access
- New public computers
- Landscape enhancements