600th VPO opens

600th VPO

Kansas City, MO, Letter Carrier Michael Callahan; Mid-America District Manager Gail Hendrix; Kansas City, MO, Officer in Charge Jeff Drake; Kansas City Public Library Deputy Director of Branch and Library Services Joel Jones; and Western Area Vice President Drew Aliperto.

Barely more than three months after opening the Postal Service’s 500th Village Post Office (VPO) in Greenwood, CA, VPO 600 is literally one for the books. The Mid-America District held grand opening ceremonies at two Kansas City, MO, public libraries May 6 to mark the 600th and 601st VPOs.

“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.

The grand opening 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 library ribbon-cutting ceremonies by Mid-America District Manager Gail Hendrix and Deputy Director of Branch and Library Services at the Kansas City Public Library Joel Jones.

“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.”

The Bluford and North-East Library VPOs expand the Postal Service’s presence in the two Kansas City communities by offering extended hours and a location to buy stamps and pre-paid packaging.

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