Launch of 600th Village Post Office (VPO) in public library

Lucile H. Bluford (pictured) and the North-East branches of the Kansas City Public Library are the Postal Service’s latest Village Post Offices.

Barely 3 months after opening the Postal Service’s 500th Village Post Office (VPO), the launch of number 600 literally is one for the books.

Mid-America District held opening ceremonies at two Kansas City, MO, public libraries May 6.

“Our presence here today is an indication that the Postal Service is committed to affordable, attainable mail service to all Americans,” said Western Area VP Drew Aliperto.

VPO1The ceremonies were held at the Lucile H. Bluford and North-East libraries, both branches of the Kansas City Public Library system. Aliperto was joined at the ribbon-cutting event by Mid-America District Manager Gail Hendrix and Joel Jones, the deputy director of Branch and Library Services at the Kansas City Public Library.

VPO4“When I drove up to the Bluford Library VPO, the first thing I saw was a blue collection box,” said Jones. “And that collection box represents stability. The library staff, our customers and the community are thrilled to open our new Village Post Office.”

VPO3The Bluford and North-East Library VPOs expand the Postal Service’s presence in the Kansas City community by offering extended hours and a location to buy stamps and pre-paid packaging.
Visit the VPO website for more information and an interactive map of locations.

via USPS News Link Story – One for the books.

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