Park Branch Library, located at 1901 S. Kansas inside the Linwood Recreation
Center, will close at the end of business Friday, January 15, 2021 and will relocate
to a new location at 4195 E. Harry St. in early 2021.“We are
excited to move the Linwood Park Branch to a new location so we can enhance
Library services and provide more opportunities to the community,” said Kristi
Dowell, interim Director of Libraries. “We want to ensure customers in
southeast Wichita have the capability to connect, participate and learn with
their public library.”
library on Harry Street is 6,904 square feet and will feature a self-check
station, 16 public computing spaces, an expanded children’s and teen section,
flexible seating and a meeting room with after-hours capability. It is located
in the former Karl’s Tire shop in the parking lot of what is known to many
residents as the Wichita Mall.
Park Branch Library opened as part of the Linwood Park Mini City Hall in 1981.
Although several branches were originally co-located with other City services
in similar facilities, the Linwood branch is the last of these libraries
remaining in operation.
This move will
restore library services in City Council District 3.
use the Linwood Park Branch Library as their main location can drop off books
and other materials at the book drop at the Linwood Recreation Center through
January. Staff will continue to monitor the drop.
about this project can be found at wichitalibrary.org.