Waldo Branch

About this branch

Located in the heart of the commercial and residential neighborhood for which it is named, Waldo Branch Library is one of the busiest branches in the system. It serves as a community center for the area as well as a meeting place for various community organizations and neighborhood associations.

Waldo Branch

At this branch

  • Computers: 17 for adults, 4 for teens, 4 for kids, 3 "express" (15-minute limit)
  • 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

Location & hours

201 East 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114
Map & directions
Plan your trip by bus

Phone: 816.701.3486
Fax: 816.701.3496

Branch Manager: Meredith Roberson
Office: 816.701.3586

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Regular activities & classes

Waldo Branch
Waldo Branch

GED Preparation Classes
Monday and Wednesday evenings at 5 p.m.
Study sessions designed to help those interested in obtaining their General Equivalency Diploma, the equivalent of a high school diploma. To register, call Adult Basic Education at 816.418.7150.

Stories for Ones
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Bring your one-year-old to a story time program designed just for them.

Spring session will be January 7 – April 29

Preschool Story Time
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Children ages 2-5, and caregivers, enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

Spring session will be January 7 – April 29

First Friday Classic Film
First Friday of each month at 12 p.m.
Come watch a classic film with us.

Book Groups

Fourth Tuesday
Literary and newsworthy fiction and nonfiction
Every Fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Literature in Translation
Every Fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Mysterious Undertakings
Contemporary and classic mysteries
Every First Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Waldo Library Readers' Circle
A focus on in-depth discussion of selected short stories
Every Wednesday from 12-1:30 p.m.

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