Truman Exhibit in the Truman Forum
This exhibit space greets visitors to the stunning Truman Forum in the lower level of the Library’s Plaza Branch. Gifts fund a permanent exhibit about Harry Truman as a greater reader and citizen and how his love of history and biography shaped Truman’s leadership.
Fundraising goal: $250,000
Built in the late 1980s just after the Library separated from the Kansas City (MO) School District, five of our neighborhood branches are overdue for technology and design upgrades. First in line is the Lucile H. Bluford Branch at 3050 Prospect. Plans for renovation advance strategic goals for championing the joy of reading and lifelong learning:
- Creating distinct and engaging spaces for young children, for teens and for adult patrons
- Expanding access to technology by tripling the number of public use computers and laptops
- Reflecting the vision of Library as center of knowledge and community through special interest collections and enhanced meeting and event spaces
Fundraising goal: $600,000 in private donations