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Greene County Library

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In 1903, citizens of the small town of Springfield, Missouri, watched a dream come true when the granite cornerstone of the new Public Library was laid. The ceremony was the culmination of three years of negotiations with prominent library philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, whose $50,000 contribution was the financial cornerstone of the community's dream.

The Springfield Public Library officially opened in 1905 with 700 books and an annual circulation of 8,657. More than a century later, the Springfield-Greene County Library boasts an annual circulation of 3,926,602 and has expanded its holdings to over 550.000 volumes -- which includes audiobooks, compact discs, DVDs and toys as well as books.

During this time the Library's commitment to public service was also growing. It has always been the Library's mission to provide citizens with free access to information for their recreational, educational, cultural and business needs. To meet these needs the Library offered many innovative services -- Walking Books, delivery of library materials to the homebound, a circulating Educational Toy Collection, Summer Reading Club for kids and computerized Reference Services.

"The mission of the Springfield-Greene County Library District is to improve and enrich the lives of our users through information, education and recreation. The Library values the citizens of Greene County and responds to their needs by providing clean and inviting buildings, well-organized and up-to-date collections, friendly professional service and well-trained staff who are committed to the Library vision."

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Hours of Operation:
Mon8:30 AM9:00 PM
Tue8:30 AM9:00 PM
Wed8:30 AM9:00 PM
Thr8:30 AM9:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM9:00 PM
Sat8:30 AM9:00 PM
Sun1:00 PM5:00 PM
Notes: None Listed


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