Temporary closing date: August 5
Reopening date: Late January 2020
Holds and Returns
Before August 5, Raytown Branch customers are asked to check out any items they have been notified are available at the Raytown Branch for pickup. Any holds not picked up before close of business on August 4 will be transferred to:
Blue Ridge Branch
9253 Blue Ridge Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
Mon. - Thur. 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Fri. 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
After August 5, Library materials that become available and were scheduled to be picked up at the Raytown Branch will also be transferred to and available at the Blue Ridge Branch. If you would like your holds assigned to a different branch during this renovation, please call or visit any MCPL branch and ask a staff member for assistance in redirecting your holds to your desired location.
The branch book drop will not be available for use while the branch is closed. Materials can be returned to the Blue Ridge Branch or any MCPL location not closed for construction.
Storytimes and Book Groups
After August 19, the Raytown Branch’s storytimes will meet at the Raytown Christian Church (6108 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, MO). Family Storytime will be held Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m., and Baby Storytime on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Raytown Branch customers are welcome to attend storytimes at other MCPL locations during the branch’s closure.
After August 5, the Raytown Branch’s Adult Book Groups will continue to meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and on the third Thursday of the month at 2:00 p.m. at the South Independence Branch (13700 E 35th St., Independence, MO).
Programming and Services
As an MCPL customer, you are invited to attend programs (including storytimes), browse the collection, use public computers, access free Wi-Fi, and use other Library services at all branch locations including the Blue Ridge Branch, the South Independence Branch, and the Lee’s Summit Branch.
Your New Library Experience Is Coming!
The renovation 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 Raytown Branch will undergo 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