Renovated Johnson County Central Resource Library opens Tuesday, including revamped kids area, maker space

Central Resource kids area

Johnson County Library is reopening its Central Resource branch in Overland Park on Tuesday, Feb. 22, after completing $11.1 million worth of improvements. One of the most prominent changes is a new kids area, above. Library officials said early childhood literacy stood out as a priority during public input sessions when planning the renovation. Photo credits Juliana Garcia.

The wait is (almost) over for Central Resource Library patrons.

After nearly a year’s worth of construction, Johnson County Library is reopening the renovated branch at 9875 W. 87th Street on Tuesday, Feb. 22.

Head librarian Sean Casserly said the staff at the branch in Overland Park has missed the public and is excited to have them come back.