4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO 65810
Phone:(417) 882-0714
Fax:(417) 883-9348

Jessie Alexander-East, Branch Manager

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  • Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

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  • Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

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From the Library Staff

Books & Authors, Library Center 

Family Fun

 August is officially known as Family Fun Month. While the days of summer vacation are starting to wind down, there is still time for fun to be had. Check out one of the many books available at the Library to inspire learning, fun and creativity for your family.


 100 Family Adventures by the Meek Family. 

A resource bank of tried and tested activities to enjoy with children. Activities are grouped into different outdoor themes and each section is arranged according to difficulty.




 ProjectKid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun by Amanda Kingloff

100 craft projects that use everyday objects in inventive and creative ways.





 We Rock!: A Fun Family Guide for Exploring Rock Music History by Jason Hanley.

This book highlights songs in rock history, shares stories on the artists, details the social and historical influences at play and offers fun activities for families to do together.




  The 52 New Foods Challenge: A Family Cooking Adeventure for Each Week of the Year by Jennifer Tyler Lee.

In this week-by-week guide, Lee gives parents tips on how to eat healthier every week of the year. Each week offers a new food to try and includes easy recipes and fun activities to work on as a family.




 The Artful Year: Celebrating the Seasons and Holidays with Family Arts and Crafts by Jean Van't Hul.

Presents a year's worth of art projects and recipes for simple, family-friendly crafting through the seasons and holidays.




  Play These Games: 101 Delightful Diversions Using Everyday Items by Heather Swain.

 Offers instructions for making homemade games from items found around the house, including family photos, clothespins, rubber bands and cardboard boxes.




 Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments: From Boiling Ice and Exploding Soap to Erupting Volcanoes and Launching Rockets, 30 Inventive Experiments to Excite the Whole Family by Mike Adamick.

Each of these science projects features easy to follow instructions and full-color photographs to guide you through each step.



The Wild City Nook: Fun Thins to do Outdoors in Towns and Cities by Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks.  

You don't need to live in the country to have fun outdoors! "Wild Cities" is all about finding wild places in the city and making the most of the opportunities to explore and enjoy all these places have to offer.




 Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Lab for Little Inventors by Rachelle Doorley. 

55 playful experiments that encourage tinkering, curiosity and creative thinking




















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& Wi-Fi

Internet, electronic databases and Library catalogs [Details]
Meeting & Study Rooms Meeting & Study Rooms
Rooms for large meetings or quiet study [Details]
Printers Printers
Black and white printouts are 10¢; color printouts are 50¢. Cash only.
Copiers Copiers
Black and white copies are 10¢; 20¢ for 11x17. Color copies are 50¢; $1 for 11x17. Cash only.
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8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
(417) 889-6938
Between Friends Gift Shops at the Library Between Friends
Gift Shop

Pre-read books and gifts for the bibliophile [Details]
Services for Special Needs Services for Special Needs
Motorized scooter, closed-circuit television video magnifier and more [Details]
Test Proctoring Test Proctoring
Available for a small fee. [Details]
Self-Service Fax Machine Self-Service Fax Machine
$1.75 first page; $1 other pages. Debit/Credit card only. Send only.

Go green! Copies may be scanned to a USB drive. Bring your own USB drive, or purchase one at the Library Center for $7.

On Display Now

  • 2D Works of Art by The Visual Artist Alliance of Springfield
  • Springfield Businesses in the 1890s

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Special Collections

  • Local History & Genealogy
    Unique materials of interest to researchers
  • Funding and Business Information Center
    Everything you need to market your business or nonprofit, create materials, conduct meetings, research grants and find new markets for your products.
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    • Family History CD-ROMs
    • Foundation Directory Online Professional
    • Foundation Grants to Individuals
  • Bert Buhrman Sheet Music Collection
    More than 5,000 pieces of sheet music donated to the Library by Bert Buhrman. Search online by title and composer.
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