LEDC Investors gathered at the Woodneath Library Center for their June 19th investors meeting. Kira Green, Branch Manager of the Woodneath Library Center talked about some of the many benefits the library offers our community and some of the exciting things planned as the branch grows.

Mark Livengood, Story Center Director went into detail about the historic home being renovated and some of the rich history. He talked about how they will transform the home into a state-of-the-art center for storytellers of all ages. Mark talked about the purpose of the Story Center and how it will be useful within our community. Investors were given a tour of the home, Mark explained that the outside structural renovation has to be done before they can do any work inside the home.  To find out more about the Story Center and upcoming fundraising events follow this link. https://ahomeforyourstory.org/

After touring the historic home Dave Burns, Woodneath Press Manager introduced us to “The Espresso Book Machine” which is a state-of-the-art device that prints, binds, and trims a paperback book in minutes. Woodneath Library Center is one of only 7 libraries that has this machine and there are only 15 in the world.  The library can also help aspiring authors through the process of publishing their creation.

Melissa Stan, Story Center Program Manager went over some of the programs going on at the Woodneath Library Center. One of which was an art festival in April called Access Art. The Mid-Continent Public Library teamed up with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kansas City Art Institute to offer this opportunity to the community.  The workshops ranged from adult portraits to mixed media, chalk pastels to needle felting.  The Mid-Continent Public Library offers many free programs and events to the community every day.  Check out what is going on today by following this link! Events at MCPL

All of us at the LEDC want to thank all of the speakers from The Woodneath Library Center & The Story Center. Our Investors received a lot of useful information that helps the LEDC Keep our Investors “In The Know”!

To find out more about the Woodneath Library Center follow this link. Woodneath Library Center


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Liberty Economic Development Corporation

Ralph Boots, EDFP
Executive Director