Archive for October, 2013

Find great bargains at the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

It’s just around the corner –  the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale begins Tuesday, Oct. 22 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 27 at Remington’s, 1655 W. Republic Road in Springfield. The public sale hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 22-25; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.  Half-price day is Saturday, Oct. 26 and “Bag Day” is Sunday, Oct. 27, when everything you can fit in a bag costs $1 or $5 for regular or better books. The Friends Night Preview Sale (admission only with your Friends of the Library membership) is Monday, Oct. 21, from 5-8 p.m.  If you are not already a Friends member, you can pay $5 at the door to join and enjoy the early-bird bargains. You can also sign up or renew your Friends of the Library membership prior to the sale at your library branch.  booksale-collage_000

Remington’s will again be filled with best-sellers, sci-fi fantasy, cooking and crafts, religious fiction and nonfiction, textbooks, rare and collectible books, music CDs and record albums, DVD and VHS movies, audiobooks, sheet music, puzzles and games. This fall the Friends have an extra-large collection of children’s books, so be sure to get there early to scoop up great buys! Holiday gift-giving time will be here before you know it, and books make terrific gifts! Children’s books are 50 cents or less; children’s better books are $1 and up. Adult, young adult books and most audiovisual items are $1 or less. Paperbacks are 50 cents; better books are $2 and up. Follow the Friends on Facebook as Friends of the Springfield-Greene County Library District.

Proceeds from the sale are returned to the Library in many ways through grants for Library branch programs, building needs and the Brentwood capital campaign.  Thanks to everyone who has donated to or purchased books from the Friends Book Sale and kudos to the Friends for all their tireless work making the book sale a huge success – together we build a strong and innovative library district!

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Come have coffee with us and see what’s planned for Brentwood!

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Get a sneak peek at our plans for the Brentwood Branch Library Friday, November 1. The Library Foundation is hosting an informational session at 7:30 a.m. in the Brentwood Library’s community room to “show and tell” the exciting changes that are forthcoming. Coffee and a continental breakfast will be available while we share how we are going to expand existing spaces and create new ones. We promise to take no longer than one hour, but you are welcome to stay and chat if you like.

130411 Interior RenderingWe will have architectural renderings on display, a video explaining the changes and a time for questions and answers. No donations will be solicited – we just want to tell the story about how your favorite neighborhood library is being brought into the 21st century with all the latest technology and services everyone has been waiting for! Despite the new technology and sparkling additions, we want to assure you that Brentwood will still be “Brentwood,” with the same outstanding, friendly staff that makes this branch so special.

If you are planning on attending, please RSVP by calling Valerie Richardson, Library Foundation Director, at 417-616-0586 or by email at

Location:  Brentwood Branch Library Community Room, 2214 Brentwood Blvd (one block east of Glenstone Avenue on Seminole Street); please enter the library on the south end of the building.

If you mention when you RSVP that you found out about the meeting through this website, we will have a special prize for you!

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