Trails West Branch

Trails West Branch

The Trails West Branch Library is located a few blocks off the Santa Fe Trail in Independence, within two miles of the Harry S. Truman historical district and world headquarters for the Community of Christ. This branch has numerous activities and programs for children and adults.

Featured Activity at This Branch

Are you job hunting for your first time? Do you need some refreshers on how to get that interview? Look no further! Join us and learn some fun tips and tricks on how to personalize your resume, craft a cover letter, and expand your network!

Date of Event: 
Mon, July 2, 3:00 pm
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

At this branch

  • Computers: 13 for adults, 3 for business, 4 for teens, 4 for kids, 3 "express" (15-minute limit), & 7 laptops
  • Wi-Fi: All branches have free wireless Internet access.
  • Wireless Printing
  • Two Study Rooms: accommodate 1 – 2 people. 2 hour limit; available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Two Meeting Rooms:
  • Passport Services
Medicare Made Easy

Learn everything you need to know about Medicare in plain English. No registration is required.

Walk On I

Don't worry about the weather. Come walk a mile in the comfort of air conditioning. Participants will follow a walking routine that is modeled after the Leslie Sansone walking DVDs. This class is a gentle paced 1 mile beginner walk program. Participants will increase their heart rate with low impact moves no matter what the weather is like outside.

Walk On II

Get fit fast with walking routines modeled after Leslie Sansone walking DVDs.
This is an extension of the Walk On 1 class. Participants will follow a 2 mile walking workout that builds strength, endurance and flexibility, while boosting energy levels and super-charging your upper and lower body. This class is free and open to the public.

Passport Services

U.S. Passport application services are available at the Trails West Branch. No appointment necessary—services are offered during regular business hours. Passport service ends one hour before closing time.

There are required documents to bring and other steps to review before your visit. A checklist of materials and details can be found on the Passport Services page.