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Lots of Light and Other Upgrades Await Patrons at Renovated Brentwood Branch Library

The Brentwood Branch Library renovation is nearly complete, and you’ll be amazed at how bright and spacious it feels when you get to walk inside on grand opening day, Jan. 7.  More...
Local History 

1910 Annexation

 The proposed expansion of the Springfield city limits sparked controversy in 1909. Some thought the new boundaries favored only the affluent, while doing nothing to help those who were not. After some revision a smaller city limit was passed by the voters.  More...
Library News 

Holiday Open House Events Dec. 3 Offer Fun for the Whole Family

Looking for a free holiday event to share with the children in your family? Visit one of the Holiday Open House events Saturday, Dec. 3, at six city and county library branches. Choose from a tropical luau theme, a hoedown or a front-row seat for a city Christmas parade.  More...
Library News 

Holiday Store for Kids Dec. 3 at Six Branches

Children love giving gifts, especially when they can do their own shopping. The library’s annual Holiday Store for kids makes it a snap for them to do that, and the prices are kid-friendly – 25 cents to $6.  More...
Local History 

Oscar Fryer and Benjamin Finkle

 The Springfield News & Leader announced the arrival of Dr. Oscar Fryer to Drury College and his reunion with Dr. Benjamin Finkle.  Fryer attended Drury as an undergraduate and was a student in Finkle's physics class.  Years later, Fryer returned to Drury as Finkle's first assistant in the physics department.       More...
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