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Evergreen Community Center Naming

Work is underway to transform the Evergreen Branch Library (located at 2601 N. Arkansas) into a new community center that will not only house the Library, but also the Evergreen Neighborhood Resource Center, Empower Evergreen and several other community organizations. The goal is to create a “one-stop shop” to fulfill community needs under one roof. We need your help creating a name for this new space.

Residents can submit names using the following links until June 4. After that, the naming recommendations will be presented to the Naming Advisory Committee (Wichita Public Library Board of Directors) at the July 20 Library Board of Directors meeting (noon) where the list will be paired down to five names. Residents will be able to rank their preferred choices, and the Naming Advisory Committee will discuss the top options at the August 17 Library Board of Directors meeting.

Please note: the name with the highest rank from the public does not constitute a winning selection by the Naming Advisory Committee.

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The mission of this project is to help residents and families reach personal goals of greater self-sufficiency as informed, engaged, productive and contributing community members.

The vision of the Evergreen community center is to be a multicultural, multi-generational resource center in Wichita’s historic North End neighborhood where community residents can access information, city services, educational opportunities, small business development assistance, family support, and connection to a variety of other resources in a welcoming and safe space that is culturally inviting, comfortable, and bilingual.