The Next Chapter - Bluford


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Lucile H. Bluford Branch

Named for the pioneering Kansas City civil rights leader and former editor of The Kansas City Call, the Bluford Branch is a neighborhood beacon located at one of the busiest intersections in the Library’s service district. Demand for its services – from computer and internet access to children’s story times and fitness classes for adults and seniors – is high from open to close. The branch’s interior was renovated in 2010, but the heavy demand calls for expansion.

Look for these icons with each project to help identify how it supports the Library's Next Chapter:

Increase Access icon

Increase access to materials & programs.

Expand Outreach icon

Expand outreach to the community.

Upgrade Digital icon

Upgrade computers and digital resources.

Improve Facilities icon

Renovate and replace aging facilities.

PROJECT STATUS:

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Completed

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Ongoing

NEW COPY-SCAN-FAX MACHINES

Completed

Install new multipurpose copy-scan-fax machines in all branches.

Estimated date of completion: March 2019

Upgrade computers and digital resources

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RENOVATE RESTROOMS

Completed

Renovate the public restrooms.

Estimated date of completion: September 2019

Renovate and replace aging facilities

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EXPANDED HOURS

Completed

Remain open later on weekends, providing a safe space for youth and others.

Estimated date of completion: September 6, 2019

Blog: "We're Here (Longer) for You"

Increase access to materials and programs

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PROGRAMING & EXHIBIT ENHANCEMENT

Ongoing Project

Provide more quality programs, events, and exhibits to our patrons.

Estimated date of completion: Ongoing

Increase access to materials and programs    Expand outreach to the community

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