Coronavirus Library News
The Library’s North-East location plans to reopen fairly quietly Thursday, December 17, 2020. There’ll be no splashy ceremony. Plans are to hold a public celebration sometime after the first of the year, as soon as it's safe, formally unveiling an extensively remodeled facility that reflects the rich diversity of its neighborhood. But we’ll say this up front: The Library, and Kansas City’s Historic Northeast, have a new jewel.
The Lucile H. Bluford Branch (3050 Prospect Ave.) will remain closed until further notice after learning a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. That staff member worked the week of November 23. The branch has been closed since Thursday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving break.
Update: All Libraries are now open to the public. Learn more > The Kansas City Public Library is temporarily closing its Ruiz and Sugar Creek locations, consolidating staff and services at larger locations amid the worsening COVID-19 outbreak. The pause in services at the two locations takes effect Monday, November 16, 2020.