Update on this post – Wichita Public Library Is Moving My Closest Branch Too Far – November 21, 2020. In that post, I mentioned they were moving it closer to where I live in an article posted by a local newspaper months ago. In the link, they sounded like it was going to be moved more distant. In a local newspaper article today, they are still planning on opening the new branch where the article mentioned months ago. It’s expected to open in February 2021. I don’t know if they plan on keeping it open once the newer branch opens sometime next year. I doubt it as the new branch mentioned in my earlier post is somewhat close to the store building they are renovating. Maybe a mile or mile and a half more distant.
If they are only temporarily keeping it in the closer location which is in a mall, that’s a huge waste of money to fix it up. That’s my expectation as the City of Wichita has no problem spending lots of money on short-term fixes.