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

Join Joy Monzon and us every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Start your day with a 60 minute guided practice for all levels. You will leave each session with a deep sense of gratitude and connection to your mind and body.

Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Thursday until Thu Mar 07 2019.
8:00 am to 9:00 am

At this branch

Test Proctoring

Contact for Appointment

plazaproctor@kclibrary.org
816.701.3424

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.

Computer Repair

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. 
 

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. 

DIY: Build Your Online Presence--Facebook Pages

DIY: FACEBOOK PAGE

Is anyone even on Facebook anymore?

YES! Over 75% of Americans still use Facebook. It’s a free and super simple way to connect. Even if you think you already know about Facebook, does your small business or nonprofit have an official page? 

By the end of this course, you will have a Facebook profile for your business or organization and understand how to post updates and announcements.

All are welcome but registration is required--space is limited. 

DIY: Build Your Online Presence--Graphic Design

DIY: graphic design

How can you save a ton of money and still have great looking graphic design?

Be your own graphic designer by using Canva! It's Free! And you just might be suprised in yourself with the materials you create.

Join this 2-week peer learning section as part of our DIY series, Build Your Online Presence.

By the end of this course you will have a free Canva account and create your choice of brochure, flyer, poster or business card.

All are welcome but registration is required--space is limited! Register here.
 

DIY: Build Your Online Presence--Social Media

This Session is CANCELLED for today due to weather.

DIY: SOCIAL MEDIA

We covered Facebook already but what else are you missing?

Nextdoor, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube...

Join us for the final course in the DIY: Build :Your Online Presence series as we explore what other social media platforms you could be using to promote your small business or nonprofit. What are the differences and is any of it worth your time?

In this course you will learn about social media, understand which accounts are relevant to your business, and get help getting started.

All are welcome but registration is required--space is limited.
 

DIY: Graphic Design

DIY: graphic design

How can you save a ton of money and still have great looking graphic design?

Be your own graphic designer by using Canva! It's Free! And you just might be suprised in yourself with the materials you create.

Join this 2-week peer learning section as part of our DIY series, Build Your Online Presence.

By the end of this course you will have a free Canva account and create your choice of brochure, flyer, poster or business card.

All are welcome but registration is required--space is limited!
 

LaunchCode Discovery

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

Here is a great starting placeAnd 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.

STEAM Saturdays: Sound

Announcing Plaza Library’s new weekly program for kids ages 7-12! Every week, kids are invited to explore science,
technology, engineering, art and math through experiments and creative play.

February 2—Sonic Sounds with special guest Mad Science of Greater KC
February 9—Model Ears
February 16—TBA
February 23—Make Your Own Musical Instruments

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?


Get help on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 6-8 p.m. at Plaza Branch.

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 sign:


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


 
Tech Coach Volunteer Orientation


Join our Tech Coach volunteer team to help KC adults across the digital divide!

Make an immediate difference in someone's life by volunteering just 4 hours per month. Help patrons learn how to use the internet, create and use email, social media accounts, build resumes and so much more!

Build your own schedule. Morning, afternoon, or evening shifts are available at multiple locations, Monday – Saturday.
 
Learn more and/or register to attend a training and orientation session here.

   

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