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

Get a jump start on Open Enrollment:
Understand Coverage Options through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Discover your eligibility for Medicaid and Medicare
Create or update your account on www.healthcare.gov, so you are ready when Open Enrollment begins on November 1st.
No appointment is necessary--drop in for free, in-person help at the Kansas City Public Library and beat the rush before Open Enrollment ends on December 15th.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 1:00 pm

At this branch

Medicare Made Easy

Learn everything you need to know about Medicare in plain English. No registration is required.

Open Play Board Games

Come Join us every Monday-Wednesday from 4pm-7pm for open play board games.
We have games for all ages and encourage families to join.
Games Include: Chess, Checkers, Cards, Dice, Life, Risk, Uno, Rook, Connect Four, Chutes and Ladders, Backgammon, Boggle, Scrabble, Apples to Apples, Pictureka, and More!

Tech Time

Did you get a new laptop, tablet, or phone and you don’t know how to use it? Do you want to learn how to download Library books on your device or use Library databases on your device? Bring it to the Library and we will do our best to help you learn all that and more.

Yoga for beginners

Free 6 week course instructed by Cindy Newland and her team from Functional Fitness. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mat and towels. No registration is required.

Passport Services

U.S. Passport application services are available at the Trails West Branch. No appointment necessary—services are offered during regular business hours. Passport service ends one hour before closing time.

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.