GRAND VALLEY, Mo. — The Mid-Continent Public Library has approved plans to replace the existing Grain Valley branch with a brand new one.

The current library is located at 101 SW Eagles Parkway.

The new branch will be built on 3.6 acres that MCPL acquired last year on Buckner-Tarsney Road. The new site is approximately a mile south of the current location.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to better serve our community with the modern amenities that will be available in the beautiful new building,” Grain Valley Branch Manager Sarah Gamble said in a statement.

The new Grain Valley branch will be 12,500 square feet, about 4,000 square feet larger than the current location.

It will include a community program room, two meeting rooms, a dedicated children’s area and outdoor seating.

Construction is set to begin with a groundbreaking in late fall and be completed by late fall 2023. The current branch will stay open until the new building is finished.

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