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BWD Play Day

 Little ones learn through play! The Brentwood Branch Library is having a Big Brentwood Play Day on Saturday, July 26th at 11 a.m. Bring your children from birth to age 6 to explore a variety of sensory, creative, gross motor and language-based activities.  More...
Library News 

Brown Sisters Speak at Central High School July 31 During "Changing America" Keynote Event

The public comments we’ve received so far about the “Changing America” exhibit at the Library Center confirm for all the project partners that the Springfield community is, indeed, eager to learn and talk about race and race relations.    More...

The Perception and Measure of Time

How do we perceive time? What means have we devised to measure it?  More...
Teeny Blog 

PL Signs

 Before children can learn letters, they have to understand that print is meaningful. Read every sign you see!  More...
Teeny Blog 

LB Reading Aloud

 Reading aloud is the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to improve a child's readiness to read and learn.  More...
Library News 

"Changing America" Exhibit Reflects Struggle for Liberty and Human Rights

“There are moments in our nation’s history when individuals unite and take courageous steps to fulfill the promise of democracy…”  More...
Local History 

6th Missouri Cavalry

 Local History and Genealogy staff recently scanned a panoramic photograph of a 6th Missouri Cavalry (U.S.) reunion held in Springfield, Mo.
Government Law 

The New Missouri Criminal Code

For the first time in over three decades, the State of Missouri gives the criminal code a comprehensive revision.  More...
Teeny Blog 

General: SRP

 Have you signed up for the Summer Reading Program yet? There are only a few weeks left, so come in to any location to pick up your gameboards or get more information at http://thelibrary.org/fizzboomreadMore...
Teeny Blog 

General: Stories with Your Legislators

 Your state legislators will be reading your favorite stories at a storytime near you this summer! For all ages, more details are available in BookendsMore...
Teeny Blog 

TLC: Bibliobop

 It's Bibliobop Dance Party time! Come to the Library Center on Saturday, July 12th at 10 a.m. to get wiggly and shake your sillies out as we listen to stories about music and dancing, play instruments, and of course, dance! For ages 2-6.  More...
Library News 

"Changing America" Exhibit and Programs Offer Opportunities to Discuss Civil Rights and Race Relations

The Radical Republicans. Black Codes. Abraham Lincoln. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “We March. We Demand.” All of these are linked in a larger story of liberty and the American experience – one that affects us even today.  More...

Genetic Impact of the Black Death

Researchers studying the Black Death of the 14th century have found evidence that the plague caused Medieval Europeans to evolve.  More...
Teeny Blog 

General: SRP Fabulous Fridays

 Learn how science shapes your world with free programs for preschool to grade 5 at some of your favorite area attractions on Fridays in July. Check Bookends for dates, times and locations.  More...
Teeny Blog 

General: KY3 Storybreak

 Hear your favorite stories read by KY3 personalities this summer! Check Bookends to learn dates, times and locations.  More...
Teeny Blog 

General: DigiTots Storytimes

 There's something new in storytimes this summer! Branches will be hosting DigiTots storytimes throughout the summer for infants to age 6. Join us for a mix of traditional and digital storytimes using books and an iPad with a focus on Racing to Read skills. Check Bookends for more information.  More...
Library News 

Help "Raise the Woof" for Brentwood Branch Library

Loyal library visitors have been itching to dig into the ReNew Brentwood campaign, the $2.5 million fundraising effort to help renovate the beloved Brentwood Branch Library.  More...
Teeny Blog 

TR Baby in the Mirror

 "Who's the baby in the mirror?" Babies love to look at faces, so go to the mirror and talk about that sweet baby!  More...
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