About Leavenworth Public Library


The Leavenworth Public Library is a gathering space for everyone that stimulates discovery, understanding and enjoyment.


We are a thriving library enriching the community.






Our organization’s guiding principles, rooted in our values are to:

  • Operate ethically
  • Respect different points of view
  • Welcome everyone
  • Seek ways to improve

To learn about our new direction for the future, read our full Strategic Plan.

Library Leadership

Matthew Nojonen


Jacqueline Slingsby

Assistant Director | Patron Experience Supervisor

Traci Valdovinos

Youth Services Manager

Cindy McGuire

Program and Marketing Manager

Library Contacts

Business Manager

913-682-5666 ext. 7100

Interlibrary Loan Technician

913-682-5666 ext. 6100

Reference Department

913-682-5666 ext. 2100

Library History

The story of the Leavenworth Public Library is one of sustained and effective community collaboration.

A citizen’s group founded the first library. They advocated for the Carnegie facility and a local tax to fund service. Voters approved that funding and the City has maintained it for 122 years.

The current facility was donated by a local businessman and voters demonstrated their support again, approving a bond issue to convert the former grocery store into a functioning library. At the same time, a volunteer Foundation raised money for furniture and equipment.

The next chapter in the story starts now and we invite you to take part in making it a success.

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