All Library branches will be closed on Saturday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

LOCAL HISTORY

Mining along the James River

Owners of mining concerns along the James River and Pearson Creek were still waiting for their "big strike" as described in this 1891 newspaper article. Some of the named mines were the Gumbo and the Kodack [sic] both on McFarland land and also the John E. Phelps and Tom Kershner diggings.There were also mines in Boone Township.

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LIBRARY NEWS

Take a "Roadtrip with a Raindrop;" Learn About Life in Springfield During WWI; Pick Up a New Computer Skill this Summer

If you’ve ever longed to take a road trip for the sheer pleasure of discovery, you may draw inspiration from one successful adventurer at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, in the Library Center auditorium.

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BOOKS & AUTHORS

The Best New Under-the-Radar Reads

If you are looking for a great read this summer, try these notable new fiction and nonfiction titles that go beyond bestsellers. 

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COMMUNITY MATTERS

Local Farmers' Markets

You can find locally grown vegetables and other handmade items for sale at farmers' markets that are now operating in our community.

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Every Hero Has a Story - Summer Reading for Everyone

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Book Collection: Nonfiction – High School Edition

Book Collection: Nonfiction – High School Edition
Searchable full-text for more than 2,450 popular nonfiction books covering high interest subjects like careers, technology and civics.


PROGRAMS and EVENTS

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