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The Midtown Carnegie Branch Library Will Close for Renovations on May 6, 2024

April 5, 2024 — The Midtown Carnegie Branch Library Will Close for Renovations on May 6, 2024

The Springfield-Greene County Library’s Midtown Carnegie Branch will temporarily close beginning May 6, 2024, for building renovations. The branch will be closed for approximately 10 months for much-needed upgrades.

Renovations include the north entry, off the parking lot, which will be fully renovated to provide accessible ramps to the basement and main floors. The ramps will be enclosed inside a new addition, protecting them from the elements and providing direct access to the main floor and the Library’s lower-level Maker Space and Computer Training Center. 

The branch’s elevator, which runs between the lower level and the second floor, will be fully repaired to once again provide access to all of the library’s meeting rooms, departments, and services.

Behind the scenes, a new energy-efficient HVAC system will replace the existing boiler and chiller to provide reliable heating and cooling and distribute fresh air throughout the building. New water piping will be installed throughout the branch.

All library services, including book returns in the library parking lot, will be closed during renovation. Storytimes and book discussions will be moved to Fairbanks, 1126 N Broadway Ave. The Community Fridge will be temporarily relocated to the Library Station. The Computer Training Center will move to the Library Center. All building staff will be relocated throughout the district.

The Midtown Carnegie Branch Library is a popular spot for teens from Central High School. Parents will need to make arrangements if their child visits the library after school.

Dake Wells Architecture designed the new entry addition and the other project elements. Crossland Construction has been selected to do the renovation work. The remaining nine Springfield-Greene County branches will remain open.

For further information about the Springfield-Greene County Library District, contact Community Relations Director, Vickie Hicks, at 417-616-0654 or


Vickie Hicks
Community Relations Director
(417) 616-0564
Morgan Shannon
(417) 616-0566

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