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

Join Felicia Flash, wildlife photographer, and her side-kick, Karma the elephant introduce you to dozens of endangered species and wildlife from across the globe in this cabaret musical extravaganza. Orangutans, Javanese tigers, binturongs and gibbons swing to the beat of the music while hornbills and dog-faced fruit bats fly into the audience. Intricate marionettes, fun mouth puppets and even a life-size bear sing about conservation.
All ages.

*If you plan to bring more than 10 children, please call 816-701-3483.

Date of Event: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 11:00 am

At this branch

  • Computers: 13 for adults, 3 for business, 4 for teens, 4 for kids, 3 "express" (15-minute limit), & 7 laptops
  • Wireless: All branches have free Wi-Fi 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
  • Passport Services
Rockin' Ramblin' Readers

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.

Walk On

Don't worry about the weather. Come walk a mile in the comfort of air conditioning. Participants will follow Leslie Sansone DVD's to start their weight loss journey with a gentle paced 1 mile beginner walk program. Participants will increase their heart rate with low impact moves.

Walk On II

Get fit fast with America s #1 walking system! Leslie Sansone's 2 Mile Brisk Walk-30 Minutes
This is an extension of the Walk On 1 class. Participants will follow Leslie's DVD in 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.

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.