Q: What is the history of Monticello Library?
After twenty years of planning, the Monticello Library opened its doors August 5, 2018. As the community continues to move westward, it became apparent to JCL that a new library would be needed to serve western Shawnee and Lenexa as this area is one of the fastest growing areas in the Kansas City metro. To serve this region land was purchased for a proposed “Monticello Library” at 22435 W. 66th Street, which is northeast of K-7 and Shawnee Mission Parkway. The library has been planned for the changing future of libraries. An open concept with flexible uses, an open air patio, new and diverse seating options, and Mac computers alongside PCs are all new features to JCL libraries.
By the numbers……….2018 Statistics - first 5 months of operation
Items circulated: 187,751
Square footage: 30,467
Article researched and originally written by Amanda Wahlmeier, 2019