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

Come find out how you can lead a group of learners through an online course over ANY topic! Join us for this orientation where we will explore the best practices for leading a Learning Circle, tips and tricks to keep learners motivated, and the courses available through various library resources. Staff and patrons welcome!

Date of Event: 
Tue, May 22, 6:00 pm
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

At this branch

  • Computers: 40 for adults, 8 for teens, 14 for kids, 4 "express" (15-minute limit), & 10 laptops
  • Wireless: All branches have free Wi-Fi wireless Internet access.
  • Study Rooms:
    1 room — accommodates 2 - 4 people
    (2 hour limit; available on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Meeting Rooms: 2 rooms
  • Special Event Spaces: 3 spaces
  • Test Proctoring

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.

Book Club: Sex Talk and Books

Are you a teenager who loves to read and has questions about sex, relationships, your body, and more? Come join us for a new book group, Sex Talk and Books, at the Plaza Library. This session we are reading “Let’s Talk About Love” by Claire Kann.  This book is about a teen who is learning what her asexuality means not only to her but to those she is in relationships with. This group will meet weekly for eight weeks to discuss the interesting lives of these characters and to learn more about sexuality and the many complex relationships we have in our lives. Each participant will receive a free book and journal. Dinner and snacks will be provided.

Citizenship Interview Practice

Nervous about your Naturalization Interview?

Get FREE help on Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Plaza.

Drop-in, no appointment necessary.

Volunteers now available to help you practice:
• Speaking English (eligibility interview based on N-400 form)
• Reading English (correctly read one out of three Naturalization Test sentences)
• Writing English (correctly write one out of three Naturalization Test sentences)
• 100 Civics Questions (correctly answer six out of ten randomly chosen USCIS questions)
• And so much more!

Citizenship Interview Practice

Nervous about your Naturalization Interview?

Get FREE help on Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Plaza.

Drop-in, no appointment necessary.

Volunteers now available to help you practice:
• Speaking English (eligibility interview based on N-400 form)
• Reading English (correctly read one out of three Naturalization Test sentences)
• Writing English (correctly write one out of three Naturalization Test sentences)
• 100 Civics Questions (correctly answer six out of ten randomly chosen USCIS questions)
• And so much more!

Game Night

Play a wide assortment of board games and enjoy snacks!

Office 365 Study Group
We will meet weekly for 3 weeks to take this online course together from Lynda.com.
More details coming soon!
Email alexisburns@kclibrary.org for more information or to be notified of updates.
Preschool Storytime

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

Table Top Strategy Gaming

Explore the world of Table Top Gaming! It's not just Monopoly anymore! The games are bigger, better and weirder! We will be playing Order of the Stick, MTG, King of Tokyo, Gloom and Small world. Game availability will vary depending on our game sponsors. If you have a great table top game at home please bring it and share with new friends!

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.

Teach Your Geek: How to Solve a Rubik's Cube

For Teens, By Teens: Come learn how to solve a Rubik's Cube with this workshop created and taught by teens!

Teach Your Geek: Speak Spanish to Me

For Teens, By Teens: Come learn Spanish or brush up on your speaking skills with this workshop created and taught by teens!

Teach Your Geek: Speak Spanish To Me

For Teens, By Teens: Come learn Spanish or brush up on your speaking skills with this workshop created and taught by teens!

Tech Coach Drop In at Plaza

Computer Questions?

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

We're here to help with whatever technology questions you have--from building a resume to building a website!

Drop-in, no appointment necessary.

We have computers or bring your own device.

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

 

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