The Mid-Continent Public Library announced its capital improvement plan which calls for improvements on all 31 branches in Jackson, Clay and Platte counties, in addition to two new branches by the end of 2022.
The construction budget is $84.5 million and the total budget including fees, furniture, fixtures and equipment is $113.2 million.
Voters passed an increase for the library levy in November 2016.
The library will work with Sapp Design Architects, Helix Architecture & Design and JE Dunn to complete the work. A new branch will be constructed in Lee’s Summit and the Liberty branch will be replaced.
The upgrades will be based on community needs and the building’s current condition. Upgraded equipment such as computers, printers and high-speed WiFi will be part of the changes.
The Weston branch will close on July 6 and the Platte City branch will close on Aug. 20 during renovations.
The Platte City branch will receive interior and exterior upgrades, updated community room, upgraded technology and updated children’s area. It will reopen in the fall.
Weston is slated to open up in late summer after upgrades to interior and exterior, updated children’s area and upgraded technology.
More information can be found at mymcpl.org/community