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Donate Items for Friends' sales to Library Center July 6-11 and July 13-18

 Eager to donate all of those books and items you’ve been storing for the Friends of the Library sales? Your wait is over.

 The Friends are accepting materials during a two-week “Donation Blitz” at the Library Center, only. You can deliver your donations from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, July 6-11, and July 13-18, to the south parking lot. Friends members will be there and provide receipts.

After-hours donations, and those after July 18, may go in an adjacent, designated book return. Large and boxed loads should be placed on pallets provided there. Individuals with especially large collections or special circumstances may call the Friends at 417-616-0560 or email to friends@thelibrary.org.

The other Springfield-Greene County libraries cannot accept donations at this time due to measures necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Don’t forget: The Friends Fall Book Sale is scheduled for Sept. 16-20, with Friends Night Preview Sale on Sept. 15, at the Ozark Empire Fair E*Plex. For details on what materials are accepted for Friends sales, visit thelibrary.org/friends.

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The Park Central and Fair Grove library branches will fully reopen to the public at 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 22. Due to COVID-19-related safety measures, they had been providing only walk-up service at the door when other branches reopened on May 26. Their hours are consistent with the other branches’, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

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The League of Women Voters will register voters and notarize absentee ballots at a series of outdoor opportunities beginning Thursday, June 25, at six libraries. Last day to register to vote in the Aug. 4 primary is July 8; absentee voting begins Tuesday, June 23, and ballots must be received by the Greene County Clerk by close of polls on Election Day, Aug. 4.

  League members will be available on the library parking lots:

For more information about absentee voting and to request your ballot, go to https://greenecountymo.gov/county_clerk/election/absentee.php

Kathleen O'Dell is community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at kathleeno@thelibrary.org.

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