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 to materials & programs.
Expand outreach to the community.
Upgrade computers and digital resources.
Renovate and replace aging facilities.
NEW COPY-SCAN-FAX MACHINES
Install new multipurpose copy-scan-fax machines in all branches.
Estimated date of completion: March 2019
Renovate the public restrooms.
Estimated date of completion: September 2019
Remain open later on weekends, providing a safe space for youth and others.
Estimated date of completion: September 6, 2019
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PROGRAMING & EXHIBIT ENHANCEMENT
Provide more quality programs, events, and exhibits to our patrons.
Estimated date of completion: Ongoing