The EDGE opened to the public in Spring of 2002 thanks to grants provided by the Department of Education (Office of Vocational and Adult Education), The Institute of Museums and Library Services and the Jeannette Musgrave Foundation. The project is currently supported by the Springfield-Greene County Library District.
The EDGE is located in the lower level of the 109-year-old Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. The EDGE contains a 12-computer hands-on training lab adjacent to an open area used for laptop training and tutorials. The EDGE is also home to a 3D printer and a media lab which are available by appointment.
Basic computer software training and internet training for adults are the main focus of Edge programs. Self-paced tutorials are available for more advanced software training. All sessions are free and open to the public. A printed schedule of all classes is available at any Springfield Greene County Library. Our schedule is also available online.
The mission of The EDGE Community Technology Center is to help close the digital divide by providing a dynamic, safe and inviting environment where members of the community can come to access the newest technology and/or to acquire the training and support needed to help them use information and the power of technology to improve their lives.
The EDGE fulfills the Library's mission to provide opportunities for lifelong learning, self-improvement and self-expression and to meet the educational, informational and recreation needs of the community.
For more information, call 417-837-5011 or send email to Krissy Sinor, Project Director. The EDGE is located at 397 E. Central, Springfield, Missouri, 65802.