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South Independence Branch

South Independence Branch

Closing Date: August 30, 2020

Reopening Date: February 10, 2021 

After closing on August 30 for renovations, the South Independence Branch reopened with curbside service on Wednesday, February 10.  

South Independence Branch Rededication Events

Rededication Ceremony

Thursday, July 22 | 9:00 a.m.
The public is invited to join branch staff, MCPL leadership, and local officials to “turn the page” in a special rededication ceremony, Thursday, July 22, at 9:00 a.m., celebrating a new chapter in the history of the South Independence Branch. The branch reopened on February 10, 2021, after five and a half months of renovation. 

Welcome Back Weekend

Thursday, July 22 – Sunday, July 25
All visitors to the branch may pick up a fine forgiveness token worth up to $10 off fines and select fees.
Adults and kids will have fun getting to know the upgraded South Independence Branch by participating in a mobile scavenger hunt using the free GooseChase app. The hunt will kick off at 9:00 a.m. during the rededication ceremony and run through Sunday, August 1, at 5:00 p.m. Participants can qualify for a $25 gift certificate to the Lunch Box.

Your Refreshed Library Experience Is Here!

We are pleased to inform you that the South Independence Branch has reopened as of Wednesday, February 10 and includes the following renovations:

  • New lighting, paint, carpet, and ceilings
  • Automatic entrance doors
  • Enhanced entry and native landscaping
  • New signage and display cases

This project is part of the Library’s Capital Improvement Plan, which is made possible by funds from Proposition L. The architects are SAPP Design (Springfield, MO) and Helix Architecture and Design, Inc. (Kansas City, MO), and the construction firm for all projects is JE Dunn.

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