One Big Party is One for the Books

March 27th, 2019

In celebration of the One Read book “Circe,” guests at the first ever One Big Party tasted six Greek wines and enjoyed food by Arris’ Pizza. The music never stopped and people learned a few dance steps led by St. Thomas the Apostle Greek Festival Dancers. Adventurous party-goers tapped their inner god or goddess at the photo booth.

Madeline Miller, author of “Circe,” will be at the Library Center on April 11 at 7 p.m. Check out all the One Read programs here. One Big Party is a fundraiser to benefit the Springfield-Greene County Library.




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Join us for One Big Party

February 4th, 2019

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MagicBox Offers New Way to Look at History

January 11th, 2019

It only looks like science fiction, but MagicBox is here for you to experience at the Library Center.














MagicBox is an innovative display cabinet that combines the physical and the digital, giving you an intriguing way to see original and animated content in the same space! Print publications are usually limited to a look-only display spread. MagicBox allows us to combine physical objects with video or interactive 3-D renderings so visitors can study it, manipulate it and experience it more fully with their fingertips using a touch-screen in the front glass of the display case.

The magic: The screen is transparent, making it possible to superimpose digital images, videos and 3-D renderings on the exhibited object while keeping the same object visible. MagicBox is used by a variety of museums, libraries and companies around the world because it turns exhibits and archives into memorable experiences.

The Library’s MagicBox was made possible with a gift to The Library Foundation from David H. Jones.

Mr. Jones, a Springfield attorney, said his love for history dates to childhood, when he spent after-school hours at the Pierce City Library because his house had no heat. He read “almost everything in that library, then I started reading history stuff.” He soon discovered American Civil War books, and his history-buff father began taking him to area battlefields. “I started collected anything Civil War.” He said it thrills him to watch people stroll by and then stop in their tracks when they see the MagicBox, knowing it may ignite their interest in history, too.

When the WWI exhibit closes, the MagicBox will be moved to the entrance of Local History. The next exhibit will center on the Civil War and feature letters from the John A. Mack Collection. These original letters were loaned to Local History for digitization by Mr. Jones and are included in the Community & Conflict project.

Mr. Jones is pictured at the Library Center with Local History Department Manager Brian Grubbs, Library Executive Director Regina Greer Cooper and Development Director Melissa Adler.

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$25 for 25 Campaign is Building the Library Collection

December 4th, 2018

Thanks to everyone who donated on Giving Tuesday. The Library Foundation raised $2,138.11. There’s still time to donate to the $25 for 25 campaign.

Click here and help us stock the stacks!

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Today’s the Day! #GivingTuesday

November 27th, 2018

Thank you to everyone who has already sent their $25 to stock the stacks!

Donate HERE.

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Shop and Help the Library

November 26th, 2018






This Cyber Monday, do your regular Amazon shopping at and AmazonSmile donates to The Springfield Greene County Public Library Foundation.

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Help Us Stock the Stacks!

November 5th, 2018

Library shelves and all they hold invite us to explore and challenge us to think. There are books to inspire, movies to escape and music to move us.

If you can’t imagine your life without a robust library collection, consider putting one of these on the shelf with your gift of $25 to the Library Foundation. Collection Services, the department that keeps the Library up-to-date with books, music, movies, toys, streaming services, newspaper archives and databases, is working hard to meet patron needs with $200,000 less this year.

What can $25 buy?

  • a bestseller novel
  • a new movie release on DVD
  • your favorite music on CD
  • three board books for our youngest patrons

Donate now:

The Library Foundation, serving donors and the Library for 25 years.

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AmazonSmile is increasing the donation rate 10x now through Nov 2

October 29th, 2018

Through November 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to The Springfield Greene County Public Library Foundation when you shop at

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, select The Springfield Greene County Public Library Foundation. You can use the same account on so you don’t have to create another password. The website will remember that you selected the Library, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation. #AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile

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Celebrating 25 Years With Cake and a Concert

September 14th, 2018

The Library Foundation celebrated 25 years of serving donors and supporting the Library with cake (and cupcakes!) at Geezerfest. Foundation Board President Bruce Robison, pictured with the cake before it was devoured, said a few words to the packed auditorium and overflow audience in the concourse before Geezer rocked the house. Library Board of Trustees member Andrea McKinney and Foundation Board member Bob Shaw got in on the fun while handing out treats. A cool, drizzly evening forced the concert indoors from the patio to the Library Center auditorium.

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Geezerfest is Saturday, September 8

September 4th, 2018

Join us on the patio for our fall Geezer concert! The whole family can enjoy an eclectic list of tunes from the 60s to the present while we celebrate the Library Foundation’s 25th anniversary with cake. Introductory remarks will begin at 6:45 p.m. with the concert starting at 7 p.m. This free, two-hour concert is made possible by our generous Friends of the Library. Concert will take place in the auditorium in the event of bad weather.

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