The Advanced Learning Library is Wichita's newest public library location and the third central library building in our city's history, following the Carnegie Library (1915-67) and the brutalist Central Library (1967-2018). After years of planning that included community input, private fundraising, construction, and a ceremonial "books and more brigade," the Advanced Learning Library opened its doors on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
As the largest and newest public library facility in Wichita, the Advanced Learning Library includes archives of our city's history, meeting spaces that can be rented after hours, spaces designed for the distinct needs of youth age groups from birth to teens, an audiovisual studio, a number of informal and formal collaboration spaces, and power throughout the building providing numerous options for charging mobile devices. A café operated by Wichita's own Reverie Coffee Roasters is located just inside the building's west entrance.
Stop at 2nd Street next to the Library, then walk south to the Library's main entrance.