3050 Prospect Avenue Kansas City, MO 64128
11 AM - 5 PM
9 AM - 8 PM
9 AM - 5 PM
Wed, Aug 7: Closed
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Branch Manager: Sunny Branick

The Lucile H. Bluford Branch of The Kansas City Public Library stands as a tribute to one of the city’s most accomplished and beloved individuals. From her early days as a student at Lincoln High School and the University of Kansas to her long and distinguished career at The Kansas City Call, Miss Bluford used her journalistic talents to champion civil rights and strengthen the African-American community. Read More...

The branch was updated with a $1.9 million renovation in 2009. In January 2023, the Library purchased additional property near the Bluford Branch with an eye toward expanding its 15,000 square-foot facility.

Lucile H. Bluford Branch

The Lucile H. Bluford Branch is located in Kansas City's east side, and features a strong collection of African American literature. The well-trained staff of the Bluford Branch are ready to help with technology questions and making community connections.

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