Archive for November, 2016

Monday, November 28th, 2016

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Your gift can make all the difference.

Monday, November 28th, 2016

The challenges faced by preschool children in Greene County are staggering. The high child abuse and neglect rates, child poverty, inconsistent pre-kindergarten investment, and lack of school readiness put our children at risk of dropping out, placing a burden on our communities already scrambling to provide resources and assistance for the jobless and homeless. ” When we fail to invest in the early years of our children’s lives, the costs are spread throughout the rest of the community, with effects including a lack of education, a deprived talent pipeline, negative impact on economic development, a lower tax base, and poorer health outcomes.” Community Focus 2015: A report for Springfield & Greene County.  The 2015 Focus Report gave the Springfield-Greene County Library District a “blue ribbon” for developing strong relationships with community agencies by training staff to understand the importance of early literacy and how to weave it into their work with parents to benefit children. (more…)

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Construction Update

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Check out these newest photos of renovation progress at the Brentwood Branch! Shelving is going in, the outside drive-up service lane is being poured and the reading room is big and bright! Save the date: The Grand Opening party is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.

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A view from the entrance toward the Circulation Desk/Coffee Kiosk.

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Refurbished bookshelves are being installed.

 

 

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Laying the curb and groundwork for the drive-up service lane.

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Looking south through the new Reading Room.

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Wine Tasting Fundraiser Slated for Thursday, Dec. 1

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

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Bring your spouse or a friend and join us for a casual evening of wine tasting and delicious appetizers, hosted by Old-World wine specialist, Aaron Rozeboom, as he shares his extensive knowledge of wine regions, expertise on individual wines, and fun facts about the wine industry.  The proceeds of the event will help complete the ReNew Brentwood Capital Campaign.

For tickets, call Valerie Richardson at 417-616-0586 or email: valerier@thelibrary.org.

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Black Friday. Cyber Monday.

Monday, November 21st, 2016

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Early literacy programs. Parents As Teachers resources. Story time books. Walking Books resources for the home-bound. Genealogy and local history programs. Books, books, books. Science and technology materials for experiments. Death & Dying Series programs. Racing to Read resources. Puzzles and toys. Civil War lectures. BluuBeam technology. The Bookmobile. Missouri Over There digitized collections. More books. Cultural arts programs. The new Schweitzer-Brentwood Branch Library. Thanks to you, all these things were possible through your Library Foundation.

Help keep our libraries strong . . . please consider a gift today. Donate now.

 

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