Central Resource Library Reopening

We are excited to announce that we will celebrate Central Resource Library's reopening on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022.

While the majority of work -- including improvements to the building's exterior and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems -- is nearly complete, we will spend the next few months returning a construction site to a library, moving back in furnishings, equipment, staff, and, of course, our collection! During this time, you are still welcome to visit us at Little Central for holds pickup and returns, public computers and printing.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by County Librarian Sean Casserley will be live-streamed on our Facebook page at 2 p.m. that day. We can't wait for you to see the wonderful changes our facilities and construction partners and staff have implemented, including:

  • An expanded, relocated Kids area with more natural light, window seating and a storytime room.
  • A new drive-thru for returns and holds pick-up.
  • More study and conference rooms, including a dedicated media room with flexible seating.
  • Upgrades to the Black & Veatch MakerSpace.

There are also many updates you may not see on the surface but will experience when using the Library, such as a reorganization of our staff spaces, a new materials sorter, and improvements to our delivery dock. As the "hub" of the Johnson County Library system, these improvements at Central will help get materials into your hands more quickly and efficiently, regardless of which branch you visit.

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve your Library experience. We look forward to seeing you at the reopening!