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The Campaign for a New East Forest Park Branch Library


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Imagine Your New Library

How much bigger will our new library be? Will there be more computers? Will teens and children have a place to call their own? Is there a room for community meetings? East Forest Park residents: Bring your imagination and come to the site of your new branch library. Learn about the new library while enjoying music, crafts, hand dumming, storytimes, a poetry reading, a cupcake contest, and more! The floor plan of the new library will be colored on ground so that you can “walk through” the new building. Saturday, June 9th from 10am-12pm. Location: site of the new East Park Branch Library, near 190 Surrey Rd. Parking available near the Mary Dryden School. Sponsored by the Springfield Library Foundation.



Updates


9-12-17 Springfield Library Foundation Announces $2 Million Capital Campaign

10-23-17 Springfield City Library Press Release: “Library Foundation Announces $250k Matching Grant,” by Jessica Perez Blasko

11-16-17 The Reminder, “New Springfield East Forest Park library marks leap into 21st century ,” by Debbie Gardner

3-8-18 MASSLive.com, Op-Ed Commentary – “Public sees latest plans for new East Forest Park library,” by Patrick Markey and Molly Fogarty

3-22-18 WGBY.org, Connecting Point interview – “New East Forest Park Library Coming to Springfield, MA” – Carolee McGrath sat down with Molly Fogarty, Director of Springfield City Library; Pat Markey, President of the Springfield Library Foundation; and Beth Hogan, President of the East Forest Park Civic Association to get the details on the new East Forest Park Library branch.



3-29-18 MassMutual.com, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company Press Release – “Promise Realized Campaign Announces $250,000 Grant: MassMutual Foundation Proud To Support Community Revitalization”

4-2-18 WAMC- Northeast Public Radio, “Planned Library Gets Boost From MassMutual Foundation,” by Paul Tuthill




About the New Building


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The East Forest Park Branch Library is one of the busiest locations in the Springfield City Library System, but the current strip mall location makes it hard to provide much-needed services to the public. The new building will include a number of great features: increased space, meeting rooms and study rooms, a teen media lab, dedicated parking, and more.

*PLEASE NOTE that the floor plan images and renderings may change as the building project progresses.

Contact Us


For questions about the Campaign, contact Matt Blumenfeld at matthew@financialdevelopmentagency.com
or promiserealizedcampaign@gmail.com