Waldo Branch

Waldo 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.

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
High School Equivalency Class (HiSET)

Take advantage of a free way to complete your high school requirements. Meeting Mondays and Wednesdays. Call 816-418-7150 to register. Sponsored by the Kansas City School District

Kid's Cafe

Kids and teens are often hungry after school. Come get a healthy snack at Waldo Monday through Friday. Meals provided by Harvesters. For school aged kids.

Medicare Made Easy

This free educational program explains Medicare in plain English. Tailor-made for those who will be turning 65 within the next few months. Reservations are not necessary, but a courtesy call will help with planning. 816-812-6507.

Parents as Teachers Playgroup

Come join the Kansas City Public Schools Parents as Teachers program for a time of interaction with your child and connection to other parents and caregivers from the community. There will be opportunities for play that support where your child is at developmentally as well as chances for interaction and friendship with other parents of young children. Parents as Teachers believes you are your child's first and most important teacher, so come ready to learn and play.

Preschool Storytime

Children ages 2-5 will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

Read to a Dog

The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) literacy program uses therapy animals to improve children's reading and communication skills. Join the R.E.A.D.team at the Waldo Branch on the second Saturday each month between September 2016 and April 2017 (excluding December and January) as children read the pooches some prose. Children may sign up for a 10-minute slot each Saturday. Parents must sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with a dog.

Stories for Ones

We provide stories and activities for children 12-24 months of age.

Teen Gaming

Glad it's the end of the week? Then celebrate with video gaming every Friday at Waldo with X-box and Wii games. See if you can be the undisputed master of the gaming Waldo world! Ages 13-17

Tutoring @ Waldo

Need help with math and reading? Our tutors will help you! Free tutoring is available Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Westport Center for the Arts "Kids Team Up for Art"

Kids Team up for Art! Local professional artists will team up with young artists to create a work of art to be displayed at our branch. Participation is FREE! Kids 6-12 are welcome to attend.

Yoga for Everyone

Bring your mat and spend an hour stretching and relaxing in a meditative environment. This class is for everyone, from beginners to those who have been doing yoga for a long time.