Plaza Branch

Plaza Branch

The Plaza Branch Library is located near the Country Club Plaza. Free parking is available in the Plaza Branch's parking garage. There are designated children's and teen's service areas, as well as comfortable chairs and tables throughout the branch for customers to read, write, study or visit. Several meeting rooms are available for community or neighborhood meetings. The Plaza Branch has particularly strong collections in children's resources, arts & crafts books, and business materials. It also has large video, compact disc, and audiobook collections.

Featured Activity at This Branch

The Plaza Branch continues to show our patrons some literary love with more bookish programs and activities! Bring your lunch to the Library and enjoy these upcoming events. 

Tuesdays at 12:00 P.M.
Plaza Readers Corner
Plaza Library, 4801 Main St

Date of Event: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:00 pm

At this branch

  • Computers: 40 for adults, 8 for teens, 14 for kids, 4 "express" (15-minute limit), & 10 laptops
  • Wireless: All branches have free Wi-Fi wireless Internet access.
  • Study Rooms:
    1 room — accommodates 2 - 4 people
    (2 hour limit; available on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Meeting Rooms: 2 rooms
  • Special Event Spaces: 3 spaces
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.

Mondays 3:30pm-7pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10am-5:30pm
Saturdays 10am-5pm

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.

Mondays 3:30pm-7pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10am-5:30pm
Saturdays 10am-5pm

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.

Mondays 3:30pm-7pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10am-5:30pm
Saturdays 10am-5pm

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.
KC Kids Create: Art

Join us as we explore creative play fused with a focus on science, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).

Second week of every month, we will be doing art projects. Ages 7-12.

KC Kids Create: Lego Club

Join us as we explore creative play fused with a focus on science, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).

The third Saturday of every month is LEGO DAY! We provide the bricks and the challenges, you bring your imagination. For ages 7-12

Table Top Strategy Gaming

Explore the world of Table Top Gaming! It's not just Monopoly anymore! The games are bigger, better and weirder! We will be playing Order of the Stick, MTG, King of Tokyo, Gloom and Small world. Game availability will vary depending on our game sponsors. If you have a great table top game at home please bring it and share with new friends!

The circulation desk at the Plaza Branch

The children's area at the Plaza Branch

Plaza Colonnade Coffee Shop

Visitors to the Plaza Branch can stop by the Plaza Colonnade Coffee Shop in the entrance lobby and order a hot latte, mocha, cappuccino, coffee or snack to enjoy while visiting the branch.

Coffee Shop Hours
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Lobby of the Plaza Branch