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Another 21st Century Library!

Downtown Library Update

We’ve had a number of questions about the downtown library with the potential new development planned.  I can tell you, I’ve never been more excited about our downtown library’s future than I am right now!!!  Now that the Indian Creek Library is completed, we’re focusing on the other key element of our Library Master Plan, a new, bigger and better downtown library, and it’s happening more quickly than I could ever have hoped for. 

We all know what the master plan confirms. Our downtown library will become the 21st Century library for our core.   Our plans call for much more space, the latest in technology and features such as a commons area for meeting friends, enjoying a book or catching up on business or school work.  A series of meeting rooms will provide space for business collaboration, club meetings, group study or even a place to work on a personal hobby or project.  And yes, there will be all of your favorite materials to check out and take home whether the latest best seller or that recent movie you did not make it to.  The new downtown library will have plenty of public computers, printers and other self service equipment to meet your needs.   Also plan on staying at the library since attractive and comfortable, spacious areas will be there for you to choose from and enjoy.

Soon, we’ll plan to be able to share information about a public private partnership in our downtown that’s set to bring a new, updated library that will meet our needs today and tomorrow.  Once details are all finalized we’re going to be celebrating a new library project and new opportunities in our downtown.  As soon as we can, we’ll share more information about this exciting project, so please stay tuned.


Emily Baker
Library Director
Olathe Public Library


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