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

Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:00 pm

Do you love comics and graphic novels? How about superheroes or outer space? If the answer is "YES!" then join us for Tween Night: Graphic Novel Club! In this book club we will talk and read everything graphic novels. Kids will also get a chance to create their own comics and zines, and even meet professional illustrators.

At this branch

Test Proctoring

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The Plaza Branch is pleased to offer a test proctoring service free of charge to students.

  • Proctoring is by appointment only. Appointments are available Monday–Friday beginning at 9:30 a.m. All testing must be completed by 5:00 p.m. No appointments are available on evenings or weekends.
  • These hours are subject to change based on staff availability.
  • Appointments must be made at least 2 business days in advance.

If an exam must be returned by mail, a $2.00 handling fee will be assessed. Exams requiring special handling (i.e. overnight postage or media mail) will be charged on a case-by-case basis.

All exams are administered in the library staff workroom.

Students will be required to show a photo ID.

Baby Bounce

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Baby Bounce

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

Board Game Club

Come and enjoy an hour's worth of board games. Recommended for grades 4-6.

Computer Repair Clinic

Is your device running slowly or having trouble starting up?

Bring it in and let us help you troubleshoot and diagnose the problem...for FREE!

Tech Coach Volunteers will be on duty to help you install and run free antivirus/anti-malware software to get your device cleaned up and running again. We'll help you find your device's existing troubleshooting support and run diagnostics. 

We are able to resolve most issues in these sessions but if we cannot fix your device, we will provide trusted local low-cost options for a solution!

If you need help with a desktop computer, please bring only the tower and power cord. No need to lug all the other stuff around since we will have monitors, keyboards and mice on-site.

No appointment or registration necessary. However, if we are unable to help you within the scheduled session, we will absolutely schedule a later appointment to ensure you get the help you need. 

LaunchCode Discovery

Are you interested in a tech career but have no experience?

Here is a great starting place.  And it's FREE!

Join us any Friday evening at Plaza Branch to get started with an introduction to computer coding course through a partnership with LaunchCode KC.

Work at your own pace. Work on the course anytime, from anywhere. You will register in the online course and our Discovery Mentors will be available every Friday to help you along and answer questions.

Completion of the Discovery Learning Program earns you priority consideration for the next level of courses which take place in-person at Rockhurst University starting in March. If you complete the second level, you are eligible for a paid internship with a local tech company!

No registration required. Just drop in and see us.

Preschool Story Time

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this fun storytime.

Sensory Storytime

Join us for a NEW inclusive, interactive storytime for children on the autism spectrum. Full of stories, songs, play, and more.

For children ages 2-7 and their caregivers.

Tales for Tiny Tykes

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

Tales for Tiny Tykes

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

Tech Coach Drop In at Plaza

Technology QUESTIONS?

We're here to help with whatever technology questions you have:

· Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
· The internet and email
· Building a resume
· Recovering a password
· Building a website
· Broken computer or phone
· Settings on your computer or phone
· Downloading and uploading
· Filling out applications for a job, assistance benefits, healthcare, legal forms, taxes
· and so much more!
Drop-in, no appointment necessary. We have computers or bring your own device.

Just find us by looking for our ASK ME sign.

Can't make it to the drop in session? Appointments and more information available.

Tech Coach Volunteer Orientation

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