Johnson County Library will discontinue services at the Lackman Branch, 15345 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa on, April 24, 2019, 8:00 Johnson County Library Board of Directors announced at their March 14 board meeting. Lackman patrons will be served by a new branch at Lenexa City Center, opening on June 2, 2019.
“We’ve had a great experience at the Lackman Branch, and many patrons have fond memories here. We’re excited to show them the new Lenexa location and start creating new memories,” says Ken Werne, branch manager. “I can promise you’ll still get the same great services you know and love at our new library, and this is a chance to reflect on all we’ve achieved at Lackman.”
The current 18,000 sq. ft. 87th Street Parkway location has served Lenexa residents since opening in 1997. According to library statistics, an average of 250,000 patrons visit the branch per year, and check out approximately 425,000 items. The 2015 Comprehensive Library Master Plan indicated expansion or relocation of the branch to meet the needs of the growing Lenexa population.
In 2016 the Lenexa invited Johnson County Library to join development at the Lenexa Civic Campus on west 87th Street at 435. The Library Board approved the move later that year.
Patrons will be able to use the Lackman Branch normally until closing day, with a few exceptions regarding room reservations, holds and InterLibrary Loan. Patrons may check the library website for details or call the library, 913.826.4600 for assistance.
“The Library Board has not yet finalized next use of the Lackman facility.