Note: The Mid-Continent Public Library locations will be closed on Thursday, but will be open as warming centers on other days.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City area is bracing for dangerously cold temperatures this week.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch and a wind chill watch; the latter is in effect from Thursday morning through Saturday morning for the Kansas City region.

FOX4’s weather team said temperatures could feel like they are below zero for roughly 72 hours, and at times, the NWS said wind chill temperatures could drop as low as 35 below zero.

With wind chill temperatures like this, there are several warming shelters opening up for those who need them.

Below is a list of resources available. FOX4 will update this list as we get more information.

MISSOURI: 

KANSAS CITY, MO: 

Kansas City has several community centers open as warming shelters:

  • Hillcrest Community Center, 10401 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, MO 64134
  • Marlborough Community Center, 8200 Paseo Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64131 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations will be closed Thursday, but open during regular business hours beginning Friday:

  • Blue Ridge Library, 9253 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo 64138
  • Green Hills Library Center, 8581 N. Green Hills Road, Kansas City, Mo. 64154 
  • Red Bridge Library, 453 E Red Bridge Road Kansas City, MO 64131
  • Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo 64157

In addition to daytime warming centers, Kansas City Council approved funds to add 150 shelter beds at five different shelters for the unhoused this winter. Those shelters are Hope Faith, Shelter KC, True Light, ReStart and City Union Mission.

KCATA will also provide free transportation to and from shelters and KC’s Public Works Department will have social workers available on board from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

LIBERTY: 

Withers Library 1665 S. Withers Road Liberty, Mo. 64068

WESTON: 

Weston Library 18204 Library Drive Weston, Mo. 64098  

INDEPENDENCE: 

Roger T. Sermon Community Center 201 N. Dodgion St. Independence, Mo. 64050

  • Open Dec. 20-22 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon.
  • Those needing help can call 211 at any time to get information and resources.

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • North Independence Library, 317 W. 24 Highway, Independence, Mo. 64050 
  • South Independence Library, 13700 E. 35th St. South, Independence, Mo. 64055
  • Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence, Mo. 64055
  • Fairview Neighborhood Library, 18109 E. 12th St. North, Independence, Mo. 64056  

SMITHVILLE: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Smithville Library 120 Richardson St. Smithville, Mo. 64089

RIVERSIDE: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Riverside Library 2700 NW Vivion Road Riverside, Mo. 64150  

BLUE SPRINGS: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Blue Springs North Library 850 NW Hunter Drive Blue Springs, Mo. 64015 
  • Blue Springs South Library 2220 S. 7 Highway Blue Springs, Mo. 64014

RAYTOWN: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Raytown Library 6131 Raytown Road, Raytown, Mo. 64133

PLATTE CITY: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Platte City Library 2702 NW Prairie View Road Platte City, Mo. 64079 

PARKVILLE:

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Parkville Library 8815 Tom Watson Parkway Parkville, Mo. 64152

OAK GROVE: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Oak Grove Library 2320 S. Broadway St. Oak Grove, Mo. 64075 

LONE JACK: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Lone Jack Library 211 N. Bynum Road Lone Jack, Mo. 64070

LEE’S SUMMIT: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Lee’s Summit Library 150 NW Oldham Parkway Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64081
  • East Lee’s Summit Library 2240 SE Blue Parkway Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64063 
  • Colbern Road Library Center 1000 NE Colbern Road Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64086 

KEARNEY: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Kearney Library 100 S. Platte-Clay Way Kearney, Mo. 64060

GLADSTONE: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Antioch Library 6060 N. Chestnut Avenue Gladstone Mo. 64119  

GRANDVIEW: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Grandview Library 12930 Booth Lane Grandview, Mo. 64030  

GRAIN VALLEY: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Grain Valley Library 101 SW Eagles Parkway Grain Valley, Mo. 64029 

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Excelsior Springs Library 1460 Kearney Road Excelsior Springs, Mo. 64024 

EDGERTON: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Edgerton Library 404 Frank St. Edgerton, Mo. 64444 

DEARBORN: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Dearborn Library 206 Maple Leag St. Dearborn, Mo. 64439  

CLAYCOMO: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Claycomo Library 309 NW 69 Highway Claycomo, Mo. 64119 

CAMDEN POINT: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Camden Point Library 401 Hardesty St. Camden Point, Mo. 64108

BUCKNER: 

Mid-Continent Public Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Buckner Library 19 E. Jefferson St. Buckner, Mo. 64016 

KANSAS: 

KANSAS CITY, KS: 

Crosslines, 550 State Avenue Kansas City, KS 66102

  • The shelter normally opens with temps are 25 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. 
  • Shelter operations will start from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. the following day. Guests will be allowed to be onsite from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

OVERLAND PARK: 

Johnson County Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Blue Valley Library 9000 W 151st St. ​Overland Park, KS 66221
  • Central Resource Library: 9875 W 87th St. Overland Park, KS 66212 
  • Oak Park Library: 9500 Bluejacket St. Overland Park, KS 66214

Overland Park will also have two community centers and its city hall lobby open during business hours:

MERRIAM:

Johnson County Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Antioch Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam, KS 66202 

PRAIRIE VILLAGE:

Johnson County Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Corinth Library 8100 Mission Rd Prairie Village, KS 66208

DE SOTO:

Johnson County Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • De Soto Library 33145 W 83rd St. De Soto, KS 66018

EDGERTON:

Johnson County Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Edgerton Library 319 E Nelson Edgerton, KS 66021

GARDNER:

Johnson County Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Gardner Library 137 E Shawnee St. Gardner, KS 66030 

LEAWOOD:

Johnson County Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Leawood Pioneer Library 4700 Town Center Dr Leawood, KS 66211

LENEXA:

Johnson County Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Lenexa Center Library 8778 Penrose Lane Lenexa, Kansas 66219

SPRING HILL:

Johnson County Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Spring Hill Library 109 S Webster St Spring Hill, KS 66083 
  • Spring Hill Civic Center 401 N. Madison St. Spring Hill, KS 66083. The Spring Hill Civic Center is open from Dec. 21-Dec. 25. Anyone needing access after hours can call (913) 247-3521. More information can be found here.

ROELAND PARK:

Johnson County Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Cedar Roe Library 5120 Cedar St. Roeland Park, KS 66205 

SHAWNEE:

Johnson County Library locations open during regular business hours:

  • Shawnee Library 13811 Johnson Dr. Shawnee, KS 66216
  • Monticello Library 22435 W. 66th St Shawnee, KS 66226

LAWRENCE:

The city of Lawrence is extending their hours for the winter emergency shelter located at 115 W. 11th Street in Lawrence. The shelter will now be open continuously from 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 to 7 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27. The shelter also needs donations and volunteers. You can find more information here.

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