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Free Tax Help

Do you need help preparing your taxes? Four programs offer free assistance to individuals in Greene County.
Teeny Blog 

General Booklists

 Did you know that the Library has special booklists for children of different ages? Check them outMore...
Library News 

Bring the Whole Family to See Bruce Cameron April 10 at the Library Center

Author Bruce Cameron will tickle your funny bone when he comes to the Library Center auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10. Make plans to bring the whole family.  More...
Teeny Blog 

MSW Storytimes

 Celebrate Money Smart Week with your little one by attending one of our special Making Sense of Numbers Storytimes this week! Find out locations and times, as well as other MSW programming hereMore...
Library News 

Learn to Make the Most of Your Money During Money Smart Week April 3-12; Big Read Edible Books Festival April 4

Who couldn’t use a little help protecting their hard-earned cash? That’s the spirit behind the library’s annual series, Money Smart Week, running April 3 through April 12 at various sites.  More...
Teeny Blog 

TS Tell Me

 "Tell me about your day!" Asking children to tell you about an experience encourages them to remember the sequence of events which will help them Tell Stories. It is also good for your relationship!  More...

Tip Thursday: Live Elementary Math Help

A Springfield Public Schools teacher is now offering live, weekly math homework advice to parents through Facebook.  More...

Legends of Dance

 Enjoy these biographies and memoires of some of history's most legendary dancers.  More...
Health & Wellness 

Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Diet Resources

 Gluten intolerance is becoming more and more common in the United States. We have provided a list of library and internet resources related to celiac disease and living a gluten-free lifestyle.  More...
Community Matters 

April 8 General Municipal Election Day

On Tuesday, April 8, many residents of Greene County will have the opportunity to vote on community issues and elected positions. -- Results are in!
From the Stacks 

Do You Know How to Knit Your Own Cat?

The library has crafts books that will teach you how to do almost anything, including how to knit your own cat.  More...
Teeny Blog 

FGR Wild Rumpus

 Let the Wild Rumpus Begin! Celebrate "Where the Wild Things Are" at Fair Grove Branch Library on Wednesday, April 2nd from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with wild activities, crafts and snacks throughout the day. We'll read Maurice Sendak's best stories during a special Racing to Read storytime at 11 a.m. For age 2-grade 4.  More...
Teeny Blog 

LB Birth

 A love of books begins at birth. Read early and read often!  More...
Library News 

Big Read Guests Are Authorities on Survival and Perseverance

Mettle and perseverance describe the special guests headlining the Big Read in April. The library’s annual one book, one community celebration encourages all ages to read the same book, talk about it and attend the programs at library branches and community venues.  More...
History & Biography 

Robert Frost (1874-1963)

The much beloved and admired American traditionalist poet has travelled a sometimes bumpy road.  More...
Teeny Blog 

TR Practice

 Help your little one practice all those words they are learning by asking them lots of questions!  More...
Local History 

Downtown Motor Inn

 The Downton Motor Inn was shut down in 1965. It was located on St. Louis Street just east of Jefferson Avenue. The hotel was originally built by John T. Woodruff around 1914.  More...
Teeny Blog 

BWD Make-and-Take

 Brentwood Branch Library is having a Make-and-Take Storytime on Tuesday, March 25th at 10 a.m. for infants to age 6. Make cool sensory toys with your little one that will also develop early literacy skills! Registration starts March 17th, call 883-1974.  More...
Library News 

Spring Into Gardening with Library Books and Programs; Learn About Rose O'Neill March 27 at Library Center

With the mercury inching up slowly and the spring vernal equinox arriving today, March 20, gardening is on the top of our minds.  More...
Teeny Blog 

TLC Stay & Play

 The Library Center is having a Tiny Tots Stay & Play on Saturday, March 22nd at 10 a.m. for infants to 12 months in the Story Hour Room. Sing songs, read stories and stay and play in our special storytime for the youngest readers.  More...
Press Info 

Tweets, Friend Requests & Hashtags: Parenting in the Digital Age

Teeny Blog 

TS Experience Book

 Make a book about a special thing your family did together, it will help you Tell Stories about it again and again!  More...
Teeny Blog 

SR Rhyme Time

 Rhyme time! The Library has toy instruments, music CD's and lots of picture books that rhyme -- check them out and enjoy singing and rhyming at home!  More...
Library News 

Information Hounds and Tech-savvy People Still Rely on Their Public Libraries

The shift to digital devices and lightning-fast information from things other than books hasn’t left public libraries in the dust, as some have predicted.  More...
Library News 

See Tim Ernst April 5 at Library Center; Turn Lunch Into a Learning Experience at Library Programs

 Nationally known nature photographer Tim Ernst packs the house when he presents his annual slide shows at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, so you’ll want to reserve a spot now to see his presentation, “Yellowstone in Winter,” at 7 p.m. April 5 in the Library Center auditorium.  More...
Local History 

Dolly Parton

 Dolly Parton and Mac Davis attracted over 7,000 fans to the Hammons Center in 1977.
Teeny Blog 

Book Eat Like a Bear

 Grrr!  Is your child interested in bears?  Check out this great narrative nonfiction all about bears by April Pulley Sayre and Steve Jenkins.  More...
Find a Job 

Made to Work

Did you know the Convoy of Hope has a new program for job seekers? Made to Work is a free Convoy of Hope program that provides networking opportunities for job seekers.  More...
Teeny Blog 

REP Pajama Storytime

 Republic Branch Library is having a Pajama Storytime! Monday, March 10th, 7 p.m. for infants to age 6. Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs that are perfect for bedtime.  More...

DARPA Robotics Challenge

 A military-funded competition encourages the creation of advanced robots for use in dangerous scenarios.  More...
Library News 

Health Plan Sign-Up Event March 8; Exhibit Highlights Missouri Immigrant Experience; iPads Coming to Story Times

If you or someone you know still needs to sign up for a health plan through the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace, help will be available at a day-long event on Saturday, March 8, at three library branches.  More...
Teeny Blog 

MID Read Across America

 Share your love of reading with Mayor Bob Stephens at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library as we celebrate Read Across America with books, Seuss-tastic games, crafts and activities. Friday, March 7th at 10 a.m. for infants to grade 6.
Press Info 

Spring Break Movie Marathon for Kids March 10 and 14 at Library Center

Library News Press Info 

Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Offered March 8 at Libraries

 With the March 31 deadline approaching for enrolling in Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace plans, certified experts will help eligible individuals during an enrollment event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 8.  More...
Teeny Blog 

LST Evening Storytime

 Did you know that the Library Station has evening storytimes? They are at 7 p.m. for infants to age 6 on Tuesdays from March 4th through May 27th. Check out this and all of the other great storytimes at Library locations!  More...
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