Family Fun Series: Evergreen Community Center and Library


For the next visit to the Family Fun series, I took my daughter to check out The Evergreen Community Center and Library, located at 2601 N. Arkansas. It is a completely renovated space that makes better use of the space they have.

The new facility houses the Evergreen Branch Library, Evergreen Neighborhood Resource Center, Empower, Kansas Hispanic Education & Development Foundation, Salud + Bienestar, Kansas Department for Children and Families, Wichita Police Department and the Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department. The goal was to bring together essential community services under one roof to better serve the residents of Wichita’s North End.

Some information you will want to know:

  • Library services will be available 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
  • The Neighborhood Resource Center and Empower services will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. daily for lunch.
  • All other branches will operate during the opening hours of the establishment.

Large, colorful murals line nearly every wall in the library. So of course books, magazines, films for all walks of life fill the shelves.

Evergreen Community Center and Library

Evergreen Community Center and Library

Much of our time was spent in the kids area where they had a small play area with rubber Legos, a computer and all the books a child would need.

Evergreen Community Center and Library

They even had my daughter’s favorite series, The Pout-Pout Fish, on hand.

Evergreen Community Center and Library

I took some video clips that we now watch over and over and over and over and over at home. The funny thing is she played on the computer a bit, struggled with the mouse, then went to Legos for 5 minutes and looked at books, walked the aisles and always asked : “Can we go libwawy?” (Rs are also sometimes a struggle for her).

@wichitabyeb The Evergreen Community Center and Library located at 2601 N Arkansas. This facility in Wichita’s North End brings together essential community services under one roof to better serve residents. Fantastic city resource. #fyp ♬ Cute – Bensound

The Evergreen Community Center and Library is located at 2601 N. Arkansas. For more information, see their website.


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