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Teeny Blog 

Play with Letters Basic

 Point out a few letters and their sounds in signs; start with the first letter of your toddler's name.  More...
Teeny Blog 

Sing and Rhyme Basic

 Rhymes, especially nursery rhymes, help babies learn sounds.  The Library has toy instruments, music CDs, and lots of picture books that rhyme -- check them out with your child and enjoy singing and rhyming!  More...

How Do Your Favorite Genealogy Websites Rank?

A new very useful list of the most viewed genealogy websites is available online.  More...

Turn Off the Reality TV and Tune into Genealogy

 "Who Do You Think You Are" returns to NBC on Friday nights at 7 p.m.
Genealogy to Offer Free Access to 1940 U.S. Census

In April 2012, will begin streaming free images from the 1940 U.S. Census.  More...
Community Matters History & Biography Law 

The History of Labor Day

Labor Day signals the end of summer and offers a long weekend to spend with family and friends; but how many of us know the origins of this day, or even pause to consider what it signifies?  More...
Genealogy Health & Wellness 

Remember to Keep a Family Medical History

New research indicates the importance of continually updating your family medical history.  More...

Family Search Continues to Grow

If you haven't logged onto Family Search lately, you are missing out.  More...

Are You a Taphophile?

Our relationship to cemeteries changes with time.

Changes Coming to Ancestry Library Edition

New search features and an improved user experience will soon be here.  More...

Looking for an Exciting Genealogy Game?

New Facebook app intended to put the fun in genealogy.  More...
Ash Grove 

Ash Grove Branch

Founded in 1938, the Ash Grove Branch Library is the oldest county branch of the Springfield-Greene County Library District.  More...

Brentwood Branch

Located on the corner of Brentwood Boulevard and Seminole Street, one block east of the intersection of Glenstone Avenue and Seminole Street, the Brentwood Branch Library has served southeast Springfield since 1971.  More...
Fair Grove 

Fair Grove Branch

The Fair Grove Branch Library became the eighth branch of the Springfield-Greene County Library District in 2000.  More...
Library Station 

Library Station

The Library Station is the newest "destination library" in the Springfield-Greene County Library District. The 36,000-square-foot facility houses a large collection of print and electronic resources, a consumer law collection, an automotive repair collection and a local history and genealogy department.  More...

Midtown Branch

This stately Carnegie library opened its doors in 1905, and ever since, the Midtown Carnegie Branch has been serving the information needs of the citizens of Greene County.  More...


Outreach services.
Park Central 

Park Central Branch

The Park Central Branch Library, an arts- and media-themed non-traditional facility, features a small collection of popular fiction and nonfiction books, a wide selection of local, national and international newspapers and magazines, all on face-out shelving, plus DVDs and CDs.  More...

Republic Branch

The Republic Branch Library opened in 1961 as a consolidation of book deposits held at several locations in this western Greene County city.  More...

Strafford Branch

Within view of Old Route 66, the automobile-themed Strafford Branch Library gives residents of this eastern Greene County community their own facility, and becomes the tenth library in the Springfield-Greene County Library district, and the fifth outside of Springfield.  More...
Library Center 

About the Library Center

The Library Center is the headquarters of the Springfield-Greene County Library District. The 82,000-square-foot building houses major collections of print and electronic resources.  More...

Willard Branch

The Willard Branch Library opened its doors in 1992 after the northwest Greene County community pledged its support of a local branch.  More...


Bookmobile  More...

Prime Time Genealogy Show to Return to NBC

NBC announces season 2 celebrities for "Who Do You Think You Are?"  More...

Where in the World is That Book? Part II

Locating genealogy books and articles continued.  More...

Where in the World is That Book?

Locating genealogy books and articles is not as difficult as it used to be.  More...

What Did They Mean By That?

Understanding word usage and the historic meaning of words in documents is an important research skill.

Genealogy the Non-Traditional Way

Sometimes a new approach is all that is needed to move forward in genealogical research.

Disney Offers Genealogy Show For Kids

Disney recently announced an upcoming televison series starring kids reporting on their family trees from the places their ancestors lived.  More...

Don't Have Time to Attend a Genealogy Conference?

Here are some free online genealogy courses that you can complete in your lunch hour.  More...

Are the Best Things in Life Free?

Family Tree Magazine just released their 2010 list of "101 Best Free Websites."  More...

Do Surnames Matter in Research?

The surnames you are researching may hold important clues to finding that ancestral village.

How Does your Genealogy Software Rank?

Genealogy software offers a staggering array of features, but how do we decide which software to purchase or even if we need to purchase?  More...

Research in Tennessee History to Get a Big Boost

100,000 pages of historical Tennessee newspapers to be digitized in the next few years..  More...

Is There a Genealogy Destination on your Travel Itinerary?

Genealogical tourism is one of the fastest growing markets in vacation travel according to University of Illinois professor Carla Santos.  More...
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