The Blue Springs South branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library will reopen Monday, Dec. 10 following months of renovations, staff recently announced.

The updated facility at 2200 S. Missouri 7 will house a new community room that can accomodate 140 people, new collaboration rooms and new areas for children and teens. In addition, updates have been made to furniture, computers, Wi-Fi access, landscape and signage.

“We’re incredibly excited to reopen our doors to the public and showcase all of the tremendous improvements that we’ve been working on over the past few months,” said Jacqueline Reed, Blue Springs South Branch Manager. “All of the renovations were done with our customers in mind. We wanted to make sure that our facility would meet the needs of 21st century library users who come to our branch not only to pick up books, but also to use technology, attend workshops, and meet with other community members.”

“The library should be a place of connection, and with the recent upgrades, I think we’ve achieved that.”

Mid-Continent Public Library personnel plan to host a ribbon-cutting sometime in January to celebrate the improvements.

Voters approved a levy increase in 2016 to fund a plan for improvements to all 31 branches in Jackson, Clay and Platte counties.