New Library Open Houses

Our open houses were a great success. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Together with the community, the City and the Library are exploring the option of a new library. Feedback will be very important, and we invite you to participate. Get started by attending an Open House and tour of the current space in the City Hall building.

Jan 28, 6:30pm

Feb 2, 3:00pm

Feb 13, 11:00am

Feb 16, 3:00pm

All events begin in the Library Meeting Room, at 225 5th Street. Refreshments will be provided.

Who visits our Library?

More than 160,000 visits were logged in 2017.  Teens and children are the most frequent visitors.

More than 20,000 computer sessions were logged in 2017.

More than 22,000 people participated in 363 Youth and Teen programs in 2017.  (Even more could be served if more space was available.)

Springfield Library Data

A New Library?

A new Springfield Library promises:

  • An Entrance from Street-Level
  • Better technology and connectivity
  • Better plumbing and electric
  • Better foundation and masonry
  • Flexible programming spaces
  • Computer Lab
  • Better quiet spaces, that can co-exist with program areas
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Video-Conferencing
  •  Better spaces for material management and collection storage