North-East Branch

North-East branch

The North-East Branch is located in the historic Northeast area - about 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City. In addition to items in English the North-East Library features a wide variety of materials in Spanish: books, magazines, fotonovelas, CDs, and DVDs. There is also a variety of books, newspapers in other languages to support the community.

North-East serves as a community center for the area as well as a meeting place for various community organizations and neighborhood associations.

Happening at this branch

The North-East Branch is hosting the How to Host a Murder play, The Last Train From Paris, on Sunday, Jan. 22 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. 
This eight member cast will unravel the details in four rounds of clues  set in the backdrop on World War II during the fall of Paris with a cast of eight characters, many of whom are quite suspicious!  
Murder, intrigue, and comedy are guaranteed!  
We would be pleased to have an audience and participants; just call the library at 816-701-3485 to RSVP.  Light refreshments will be served.
Date of Event: 
Sunday, January 22, 2017 1:30 pm

At this branch

  • Computers: 16 for adults, 4 for kids, 3 "express" (15-minute limit), & 7 laptops
  • Wireless: All branches have wireless Internet access.
  • Study Rooms:
    2 rooms — accommodate 1 – 2 people
    (2 hour limit; available on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Meeting Rooms: 2 rooms
  • Village Post Office
Beginning Spanish

Join us as we learn to speak basic Spanish.

Citizenship Prep

Come learn the basic US history information, review USCIS's 100 Questions, and practice the citizenship exam/interview in this FREE course!! Advanced English skills preferred. All you need is a notebook and a pen - choose the class time that works best for you!

Tuesdays | Jan. 24th – Apr. 11th | 6pm – 8pm | Room 312
Central Library, 14 W. 10th Street

Thursdays | Jan. 26th – Apr. 13th | 10am – Noon | Room 312
Central Library, 14 W. 10th Street

Saturdays | Jan. 21th – Apt. 8th | 10am – Noon | Room B
North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Road

Computer Class - Computer Basics

Learn more about getting around on your computer in this class, which offers insights into hardware and software components.

Computer Class - Email Basics

Sign up for a free e-mail account and follow along with this tutorial that teaches the ins and outs of sending and receiving email, as well as how to organize your messages.

Computer Class - Internet Basics

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you!

Computer Class - Microsoft Word Basics

This class on the fundamentals of Microsoft Word focuses on templates as well as the various menu options.

ESL Class

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing, and conversation. No fee or books required.

ESL Class

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing, and conversation. No fee or books required.

ESL Class

In class you will learn basic English skills: reading, writing, and conversation. No fee or books required.

FREE Tax Preparation
Representatives from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be on hand to assist with your federal and state (MO and KS) income tax returns.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm-7pm
Saturdays 10am-4pm
*No sessions February 21-24

This service is available to individuals making $54,000 per year or less. Help is available on a walk-in basis only, and time slots fill up quickly.

Library staff are NOT tax experts.  All questions are to go through the tax service preparers at the KC VITA office at 816.482.5850

Please bring the following items:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • Social Security cards or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents (Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN)
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • All 1095 Forms, Health Insurance Statements Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Direct deposit and/or banking information
  • Proof of daycare expenses with provider name, address and ID number
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
FREE Tax Preparation
Representatives from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be on hand to assist with your federal and state (MO and KS) income tax returns.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm-7pm
Saturdays 10am-4pm
*No sessions February 21-24

This service is available to individuals making $54,000 per year or less. Help is available on a walk-in basis only, and time slots fill up quickly.

Library staff are NOT tax experts.  All questions are to go through the tax service preparers at the KC VITA office at 816.482.5850

Please bring the following items:
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • Social Security cards or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents (Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN)
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • All 1095 Forms, Health Insurance Statements Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Direct deposit and/or banking information
  • Proof of daycare expenses with provider name, address and ID number
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
North East Book Club

Come to the North East Book Group each month to share your passion for books and join in on riveting book discussions.

North-East Fit Mix

No matter what your limitations, you can enjoy alternating weeks of chair fitness and the new “Soul-Flo” yoga activities.

Read, Talk, Quilt Book Club

This group will discuss books and work on quilting projects. Beginners are welcome!

Story Time

Stories, songs, crafts and more!!

Village Post Office

Limited postal services are available:

  • Purchase Forever Stamps
  • Obtain Priority Mail Flat Rate envelopes and boxes
  • Mail pre-stamped envelopes or packages
  • Enjoy extended P.O. Box hours

Branch History

The North-East Branch opened in 1914 in Northeast High School with 6,000 books. In 1986 the Northeast, East, and Blue Valley branches were combined into the North-East branch. The library building at 6000 Wilson Road opened in 1989 and now contains approximately 65,000 items.