The North-East Branch anchors a highly diverse Kansas City neighborhood brimming with immigrants and families – many with young children and teens. Its activities include a weekly preschool story time, chair fitness and healthy-heart line dancing popular with seniors, and multiple books clubs for readers of both English and Spanish. Dating to 1914, when it was housed in Northeast High School, the branch serves as a community center for the area and a meeting place for various neighborhood organizations.
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.
Provide more quality programs, events, and exhibits to our patrons.
Estimated date of completion: Ongoing
Install new multipurpose copy-scan-fax machines in all branches.
Estimated date of completion: March 2019
Completely renovate the North-East building.
Estimated date of completion: December 2020
Remain open later on weekends, providing a safe space for youth and others.
Estimated date of completion: September 6, 2019