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 the new Dr. Ronald W. Walters Branch at 4195 E. Harry St.
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.”
Branch is expected to begin service on February 1. It is 6,904 square feet and
will feature a self-check station, 16 public computing spaces, expanded
children and teen sections, flexible seating and a meeting room with
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. Any holds placed for Linwood
between January 16 and February 1 will be placed in storage and will be
available to customers to pick up at the Walters Branch on February 1.
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.
this project can be found at www.wichitalibrary.org.