All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.

The Library Center and Schweitzer Brentwood branch libraries will not have phone service Monday, May 29-Tuesday, May 30, due to maintenance. Please call (417) 865-1340 for assistance.

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Choose from the Library’s Wide Variety of Topics

Your Library’s History

  • Citizen advocacy and philanthropy made the Springfield-Greene County Library District what it is today. Learn:
  • When the community’s formal library system began with philanthropist Andrew Carnegie’s gift to Springfield
  • How the 100-plus-years-old Midtown Carnegie Branch Library transformed library services in Greene County
  • How the district serves all needs with two “destination” libraries, an urban district media library, seven neighborhood branches, the Mobile Library and Walking Books

Local History at Your Library

  • We can provide programs on topics such as:
  • Genealogy and Tracing Your Roots
  • The Frisco Railway
  • Orphan Trains
  • The Civil War in the Ozarks
  • Online collections of historical photos, documents and artifacts
  • Missouri’s Impact on World War I

The Online Branch: thelibrary.org

  • The Library’s website puts our services at your fingertips.
  • Download e-books
  • Search for jobs, prepare for interviews
  • Research any topic
  • Read national news and magazines
  • Library catalog--search from home for what you want and place holds
  • Learn a foreign language

Get the Most from Your E-reader

  • Learn how to borrow hundreds of Library e-books, e-audiobooks and e-videos for free.
  • Download Zone shows you how to download books to your e-reader device
  • Manage your e-entertainment account
  • Get extra features from the publisher with “Enhanced” titles

Helping Parents Raise Great Readers

  • The Library helps build readers from birth with our signature early literacy program, Racing To Read.
  • Regular storytimes at branches
  • Workshops for parents and caregivers
  • Learning stations for kids
  • Family play areas with activities and toys
  • Board and picture books for all ages

Minding Your Business at the Library

  • Learn about the Library’s business specialists, research you can use, online products and trends affecting you.
  • Company research
  • Demographics
  • Economic indicators
  • Legal forms
  • Business websites and articles
  • Managing your money
  • Starting and managing a business

Especially for Nonprofits

  • Librarians can help you find funds for your nonprofit.
  • Get help searching and applying for grants, scholarships and government funding
  • Learn to write winning grant applications
  • Learn to increase your effectiveness in serving human needs
  • Tap into publications from a network of more than 425 libraries, foundations and nonprofit resource centers

More than Paper in the 21st Century

  • In this digital age, information and entertainment come to you in many ways. See what the Library has to offer beyond its outstanding selection of books:
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Downloadable books
  • Free internet access and wi-fi

The Library Is Kid-friendly

  • Hear what the Library has for babies, preschoolers, kids, ‘tweens and teens.
  • Books appropriate for all ages and stages
  • Interactive storytimes
  • Educational toys and early learning stations
  • Reading clubs
  • Online resources for homework help
  • Music, movies, audiobooks & e-books
  • Teen Library Councils
  • Programs for all ages

How to Make the Library Work for You

  • Use public computers with internet access
  • Check out DVDs, CDs, books and audiobooks
  • Download e-books, e-audiobooks and e-videos for free
  • Enjoy live concerts sponsored by Friends of the Library
  • Research your family roots
  • Take free computer and professional skills classes at the Edge Community Technology Center

The Book Talk Experts

  • Our librarians can help lead a discussion about the things they love best--books:
  • Classic literary titles
  • The trendiest nonfiction
  • The hottest new fiction
  • Your favorite genres--mystery, romance, westerns, even cooking and gardening titles!

For more information, or to book a speaker, email bookaspeaker@thelibrary.org or call 883-5366, ext. 2.

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