Springfield-Greene County Libraries

Friends of the Library

It’s almost time for the Friends of the Library Book Sale in Springfield.  The Friends Preview Night is October 17 from 5 to 8 p.m., and the sale opens to the general public October 18. Springfield-Greene County Libraries spokesperson Kathleen O’Dell said seven and a half tractor trailer loads of items will be for sale, which makes the event one of the biggest ever.

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Book lovers in the Ozarks anxiously await the Friends of the Library book sales each spring and fall.  And they won’t have to wait too much longer for the next one.  It starts a week from tomorrow in Springfield.

The sale has moved this time to the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex since its former location, Remington’s, closed as an event center.  Springfield-Greene County Library District spokesperson Kathleen O’Dell said that means there will be more items for sale.

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Math and Science will be a main focus of a free six-part camp that starts tonight (7/7) in Springfield.  The Maker Camp, for eight to 12-year-olds, will alternate between the Library Center and the Brentwood Branch and will be held on Tuesday nights through August 11th.

Jeannine Birkenfeld is youth services manager at the Brentwood Library.

"They're interactive, hands-on, STEM-based, you know, science-based programs.  We're really trying to focus on helping kids problem solve," she said.