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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ARTICLE_TEXT <p>Don't miss out on these family (and pocketbook) friendly activities:</p> <ul> <li>The Library: Not only is the Summer Reading Program (for kids and <a href="http://www.thelibrary.org/expressyourself/">teens</a>) in full swing, the Library is also offering a plethora of <a href="http://thelibrary.org/kids/programpod.cfm">free programs</a> that are guaranteed to please.</li> <li>The Arts Council: The Springfield-Regional Arts Council is keeping busy this summer. Take a look at their <a href="http://springfieldarts.org/">events calendar</a> for some cool summer treats.</li> <li>Discovery Center: Just because school's out doesn't mean you get to stop learning! Get &quot;schooled&quot; at one of the Discovery Center's <a href="http://www.discoverycenter.org/item/Workshop09s.pdf">Summer Workshops [pdf]</a>.</li> <li>Aquatics: And it wouldn't be summer without the swimming pool. Get more info about the public pools in <a href="http://www.parkboard.org/info/aquatics/index.html">Springfield</a>, <a href="http://www.willardparks.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=98&amp;Itemid=99">Willard</a>, &amp; <a href="http://www.republicmo.com/parks/aquatics-center/">Republic</a>.</li> <li>Zoo: Lions, tigers, and bears - Oh My! The Dickerson Park Zoo always has something for everyone and this summer is no exception. Check their <a href="http://www.dickersonparkzoo.org/events/index.htm">events calendar</a> for upcoming activities.</li> <li>Baseball: Take me out to the ballgame! The Springfield Cardinal's are hosting a <a href="http://springfield.cardinals.milb.com/community/page.jsp?ymd=20090202&amp;content_id=504113&amp;vkey=community_t440&amp;fext=.jsp&amp;sid=t440">Cardinals Kid's Club</a> this summer for all kids 15 and under. Or you may just want to <a href="http://springfield.cardinals.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t440">catch a game</a>!</li> </ul> <p>And don't forget your cool reads for those hot summer days:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://coolcat.org/search/i?SEARCH=0873494067&amp;searchscope=1&amp;Submit.x=45&amp;Submit.y=10">Summer Crafts: 20 Projects and Activities for Camp, the Car and Beyond</a></li> <li><a href="http://coolcat.org/search/i?SEARCH=1885593333+&amp;searchscope=1&amp;Submit.x=59&amp;Submit.y=14">Summer Fun! 60 Activities for a Kid-Perfect Summer</a></li> <li><a href="http://coolcat.org/search/i?SEARCH=0761303170+&amp;searchscope=1&amp;Submit.x=49&amp;Submit.y=7">Crafts to Make in the Summer</a></li> </ul>
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Summer Fun in the Ozarks

Don't miss out on these family (and pocketbook) friendly activities:

  • The Library: Not only is the Summer Reading Program (for kids and teens) in full swing, the Library is also offering a plethora of free programs that are guaranteed to please.
  • The Arts Council: The Springfield-Regional Arts Council is keeping busy this summer. Take a look at their events calendar for some cool summer treats.
  • Discovery Center: Just because school's out doesn't mean you get to stop learning! Get "schooled" at one of the Discovery Center's Summer Workshops [pdf].
  • Aquatics: And it wouldn't be summer without the swimming pool. Get more info about the public pools in Springfield, Willard, & Republic.
  • Zoo: Lions, tigers, and bears - Oh My! The Dickerson Park Zoo always has something for everyone and this summer is no exception. Check their events calendar for upcoming activities.
  • Baseball: Take me out to the ballgame! The Springfield Cardinal's are hosting a Cardinals Kid's Club this summer for all kids 15 and under. Or you may just want to catch a game!

And don't forget your cool reads for those hot summer days:


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