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Pilot Project Gives Republic Students Online Access; Learn About 1950s Springfield Sept. 19; Books for Autumn

Even though not every family in the city of Republic has a library card, a pilot project between the Library and Republic School District allows the students and employees to use the Library’s online research resources 24/7.  More...
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Find Special Events for Special Needs Families this Fall at the Library Center

A child’s first trip to the library is a rite of passage that we celebrate with families. However, parents of children with special needs may avoid the library due to a child’s mobility or sensory issues – there are towering book shelves, lights, foreign noises and strangers  More...
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Coming Up Sept. 5-10: Beginning Genealogy, Fix-it Fair, Bridge Lessons, Fall GeezerFest and Sunday Concert

This week’s library programs are all about your favorite pursuits, from genealogy, to live music; from bridge to DIY projects.  More...
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Get the Scoop on New Reads for Fall and Beyond

Want the inside scoop on new fall books? Want to learn about future best-sellers before they become best-sellers? Then join the Library’s 4th Annual Book Buzz from 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 12 in the Library Center auditorium.  More...
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Renovated Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library Sets Green Standard for Library

The major renovation that gives you the brighter, cleaner Schweitzer Brentwood Branch also sets a new standard for a green Springfield-Greene County Library District.  More...
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This Week at the Library: LibraryCon, Hiking the Buffalo River Trail and Yoga

The Library Center will be teaming with Star Wars Storm Troopers, Jedi Knights, comic book superheroes and sci-fi and fantasy literature favorites on Saturday, Aug. 19. Add to that mix the scores of kids, teens and adult fans who relish in “cosplay” – dressing up in character – and you’ve got LibraryCon.  More...
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Laura Ingalls Wilder's Life Celebrated in Books

The 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birth in 1867 is being honored everywhere by fans of her “Little House” tales, including at the annual Wilder Day celebration Sept. 16 at Wilder’s historic home and museum in Mansfield, east of Springfield.  More...
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Get Homework and Research Help When You Need It at

Librarians love author Neil Gaiman’s observation, “Google can bring back a hundred thousand answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.” You’ll find the same right answers on the librarian-tested online resources through the Springfield-Greene County Libraries’ website  More...
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Learn About Space and Tenant Rights and Stop the "Summer Slide" at the Library

Next up in the Library series inviting us to look up and Explore Space is a program that looks, instead, at what came from space and landed in Weaubleau, Decaturville and Crooked Creek.

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Add Some Nonfiction to Your Summer Reading with New Titles Hitting Shelves in July

What’s with those pencils and backpacks already creeping onto store shelves? There’s a lot of summer – and summer reading – ahead of us, with some new nonfiction titles hitting the Springfield-Greene County Library shelves in July.   More...
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Exhibit and Programs Help Kids, Teens and Adults "Explore Space"

We’ve been exploring space this summer through the interactive, traveling exhibit at the Library Center and programs for all ages, with some fun results.  More...
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Summer Readers Share Book Reviews

Looking for a good read? Just ask a book lover. We did. Adults, teens and children enrolled in the Springfield-Greene County Library’s Summer Reading Program are posting reviews of books they’re reading through the online registration site. 

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Learn Origami and Fold Cranes for Library Center Display

Flex your fingers, grab some paper and join the Library in a community-wide project to celebrate International Day of Peace this fall. We’re on a mission to fold 1,000 origami paper cranes and hang them in the Library Center in September surrounding the Sept. 21 Day of Peace.  More...
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Explore Space with the Library this Summer

Have you ventured to the Library Center yet to Explore Space? That’s the new exhibit sure to appeal to space- and science-loving kids, teens and adults. We’re pairing it with space-themed programs throughout the summer.  More...
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View Wilderness, Space and the Great War on a Grand Scale in June at the Library

We can only describe three upcoming Library Center events as “art on a grand scale.” You’ll see it in Arkansas photographer Tim Ernst’s big-screen slide show; an Explore Space exhibit and a giant World War I exhibit, Missouri and the Great War.  More...

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