About Boulevard Park Library

Opened: December 12, 1971


  • Designed by Van Slyck, Callison, & Nelson (1971); Tonkin-Hoyne (1991 renovation); Greenbausch Group (2002 remodel); BuildingWork (2019 remodel)
  • 6,536 square feet


  • 1937: The Women's Progress Club of McKinley Hill change their name to The Wednesday Study Club and pass a motion to sponsor a library with just $4.85 in the treasury
  • 1937: A $351.93 216-square-foot library (built in just one week) opens at the corner of South 120th and Des Moines Way South
  • 1943: Boulevard Park is one of the first libraries to join KCLS
  • 1960s: The Wednesday Study Club plans a larger library
  • 1971: Opening of the expanded, 6,536 square-foot library