Springfield-Greene County Library District

Springfield-Greene County Library District
Springfield-Greene County Library District

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has announced more than $94,000 worth of grants that will benefit 11 area libraries.

Jay Ashcroft
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Missouri’s Secretary of State is pushing for the state’s libraries to get the funding he says they’ve been promised.

Republican Jay Ashcroft on Friday toured the Library Center, the main branch for the Springfield-Greene County Library District. 

“Statutorily, libraries are supposed to get, if I remember correctly, 10 percent of the out-of-state entertainers and athletes tax; which is about four million dollars and change it’s always estimated. We’ve never gotten that,” Ashcroft told KSMU.  

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A series of programs and exhibits this month, presented by the Springfield-Greene County Library, is designed to get people talking about what, for some, is a difficult topic.  “Death & Dying:  Conversations about End-of-Life Matters” continues through November3.

Sapp Designs

Starting Monday, Springfield-Greene County Library card holders will be able to check out hot spots from several of the district’s brances. The hot spots are designed to connect people to the internet through their Wi-Fi enabled devices.

By doing so, the library district’s Kathleen O’Dell says the “digital divide” can be bridged.

Friends of Library Nets Record From Annual Book Sale

Oct 26, 2015
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The Springfield-Greene County Library District is the beneficiary of over $147,000 in earnings from The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale.

The figure marks the best sales figures in the event’s history. The biannual sale runs one week and has been around since 1987.

Kathleen O’Dell is the Library District’s community relations director.